New store to have £500,000 refurb

Refit: Netto with become Asda after a �500,000 makeover
Refit: Netto with become Asda after a �500,000 makeover
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A Leyland supermarket will reopen under a new name this month after undergoing a £500,000 refit.

The Netto store on Towngate closed on Saturday, September 3 and will open in two weeks following a makeover as Asda.

The new store will stock more than 10,000 grocery products, around four times the number of products previously sold at Netto.

Existing staff at the Netto store will be transferred over to the new Asda and will undergo a week-long training programme.

The store will also create six new jobs.

Store manager Mark Selby 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.”

The new supermarket will also have a PayPoint, lottery and cash machines.

The news of the refurbishment has been welcomed locally as it is hoped it will encourage more people to shop locally.

Coun Margaret Smith, leader of South Ribble Council, said: “It is always nice to see big names coming to the town and creating a bit of a buzz.

“I would hope this will mean more people shop in Leyland and stay in the town longer.”

The store will officially open on Tuesday, September 20 and will be followed in October by the opening of the Wetherspoons pub on Hough Lane, raising hopes the town is moving in a positive direction.

Coun Smith said: “Now that Wetherspoons is well under way there is certainly a bit of a lot of life around the town, which is really good news.”

More details about the new Asda supermarket can be found at www.asda.com/leyland. Anyone wishing to apply for the vacancies at the store should visit www.asda.com/jobs