SUPERMARKET chain Asda is to open a new Sunderland store after taking over a Wearside petrol station.
The superstore giant has bought up the filling station in Thompson Road, Southwick, where it will open a fully-refurbished petrol forecourt and small shop.
The site will also be a Click and Collect point for other Asda goods.
Sarah Radley, site manager at Asda Sunderland, said: “Customers tell us that a convenient and great value shopping experience is important to them.
“Asda is known for its low fuel prices and has been a price leader across the board for 50 years, so we’re extremely excited to get open for business and start to benefit the local community.”
The petrol filling station is expected to open on 23rd April.
Ms Radley said: “Customers will not only have access to lower priced fuel but to everyday essentials as each will sell a selection of everyday items at the same low prices found in other Asda stores, regardless of size.”
She said the site will offer a “And the retailer brings a more flexible and convenient way to shop” with access to the full Asda products using its online Click and Collect service.
“Shoppers can complete a full weekly shop by ordering online and collecting it at the site free of charge,” she said.
The onsite shop will also stock a host of essentials from bread, milk, quick meals and snacks.