Asda operates three different store formats in the UK ; Asda Supermarkets, Asda Wal-Mart Supercentres and Asda Living stores. All stores are based on Wal-Mart’s larger footprint format and there are no “local” format smaller-footprint stores.
- Asda Supermarkets – Asda’s 243 supermarkets make up the majority of the company’s UK store portfolio. These stores stock all of the retailer’s groceries along with a large number of non-food items.
- Asda Wal-Mart Supercentres – These hypermarkets are some of the largest in the UK . The first Supercentre opened in Livingston, Scotland in June 2000 and there are now more than 20 situated throughout Britain.
- Asda Living stores – Asda’s newest format was launched in October 2003. Asda Living is the company’s “general merchandise” store, containing all its non-food ranges including clothing, homewares, electronics, toys and health, and beauty products.