A MAJOR supermarket chain is preparing to open a brand new store –just yards from its Blackpool hypermarket.
Asda has announced its new Marton store will open early next month.
The company is taking over the Welbeck Avenue Netto store, which is due to close on Saturday, September 3.
The store will then undergo a half a million pound refurbishment before re-opening as Asda two weeks later on Monday, September 19.
Asda’s new shop – which bosses say will stock four times as many products as Netto did – is just a stone’s throw from its Cherry Tree Road store.
It will create 11 new jobs with all existing Netto staff being transferred,
Store manager Neil Duke said: “Despite being a small Asda supermarket we think customers are going to be delighted with the new store.”
Anyone interested in applying to work at the store should visit www.asda.com/jobs.