Supermarket is due for £500,000 facelift

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Asda is to temporarily close its new store in Balby later this month for a £500,000 refit.

The store is set to be one of the first in the UK to convert from a Netto into a new Asda Supermarket.

The former Netto store on Springwell Lane will close on Saturday May 21 and be transformed into a new-look Asda, and expects to re-open two weeks later on Tuesday June 7.

Bosses say the new store will stock more than 10,000 grocery products, around four times the number of products previously sold at Netto, enabling customers to complete a full weekly shop.

Asda took over Netto’s 195 UK stores in September in a £778 million deal, although it was ordered to sell 47 of them as part of the Office of Fair Trading’s approval of the scheme.

Asda now owns the stores at Wheatley, Rossington, Consibrough, Stainforth, Balby and Edlington.

But it sold the former Netto stores at Armthorpe and Carcroft.

The Armthorpe store is now becoming a Morrisons, and the Carcroft branch is owned by UGO Stores Ltd.

Karrie Mulvey, manager at Asda Balby, Springwell Lane, said: “Despite being a small Asda supermarket we think customers are going to be delighted with the new store.

“We hope they will be bowled over by the range and there will be no price premium for anything we sell.”