‘Heav­ing’ Asda flag­ship store of­fi­cially opened

Cu­ri­ous shop­pers cue to visit branch which is cre­at­ing 300 jobs

Harefield Gazette - - NEWS - By Nathan Spen­de­low ed­i­to­ri­aluxbridge@trin­i­tysouth.co.uk

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

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