Asda

Asda in Winsford is currently having some renovation works.

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It seems a good idea to think about the history of the store.

The town centre was built in the 1970s and the town’s first large supermarket was constructed as part of the new venture. It opened in 1976.

The first supermarket chain to move in was Fine Fare. Fine Fare was purchased by the Somerfield chain of supermarkets in 1986 and these new stores were rebranded Gateway.

In turn, Gateway was purchased by Asda in 1989. During this year the store was turned into an Asda store.

The history of the store since then is hard to find online. But from memory there have been many changes to the store over the years including: expanding George, children’s play centre, cafe, photo centre, pharmacy and garden centre to name just a few.

The current renovations will have a remodelled George clothing department, the pharmacy will move to where the Photo Centre was, and an opticians will open in the space vacated by the pharmacy. Other rearranging will take place in some of the aisles.

In August 2016, four members of staff celebrated 40 years each of working at the store.

2 thoughts on “Asda

  1. The first supermarket chain to move in was Fine Fare. Fine Fare was purchased by the Somerfield chain of supermarkets in 1986 and these new stores were rebranded Gateway.

  2. Wasn’t it initially called ‘MacFisherie’s’?
    I do remember Brentford Nylons having a shop near Woolies’ in Fountain Court!

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