‘Heaving’ Asda flagship store officially opened
Curious shoppers cue to visit branch which is creating 300 jobs
The Uxbridge Gazette Series SHOPPERS were queuing for as long as 45 minutes for the opening of Asda’s new superstore, in Hayes, on Monday.
The company claims its 44,000 square-foot flagship store on Millington Road is creating 300 local jobs and will provide competition for consumers in Hillingdon.
Children from Botwell House Primary School, including pupil Hannah Swain, who won an Asda competition to design a bag for life, attended the opening, along with Hillingdon Mayor George Cooper, who cut the ribbon.
Store manager Lee Randall said: “Colleagues put in a lot of hard work behind the scenes to get the store ready and we are delighted to be able to show it off.”
The store boasts a food hall, home and technology sections and a George clothing area.
Childminder Amanda Hopson, who lives 15 minutes from the store said: “It was heaving this morning at the opening, you couldn’t move!
“My friend and I wanted to go and have a look and see what they’ve got. Our main aim was to look round George clothes.
“There was so many trolleys we couldn’t move anywhere! We started queueing at quarter to 10 and we finally got in at half past. When we left at about 11, the queue was just as long so we plan on going again later this week.”
However she added: “This is a welcome addition to Hayes, we’ve waited a long time for a local Asda.”
n ANTICIPATION: People queue up waiting for the Asda store to open