Supermarket giant Asda announces plans to close Doncaster store

Supermarket giant Asda has confirmed that it is considering plans to close one of its Doncaster stores.

Monday, 5th August 2019, 1:59 pm
Updated Tuesday, 6th August 2019, 1:19 pm

The retailer has said it is considering the future of its Wheatley Hall Road branch – and is currently in talks with staff over the move.

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A spokesman for the supermarket said: “Despite the very best efforts of our colleagues at our Doncaster Wheatley supermarket, it sadly continues to underperform in a tough market.

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Asda is considering closing one of its Doncaster stores.

“The store site is coming towards the end of its current lease and so it makes sense for us to consider its future.

“We never take the decision to consider closing a store lightly and appreciate that this is a difficult time for our colleagues in the shop.

“We are now spending time listening to them and ensuring we explore all options before making a final decision.”

The firm has stressed that a final decision on the store, based within the Wheatley Retail Park, is yet to be made.

The chain has two superstores in Doncaster – at Doncaster Leisure Park off Bawtry Road and Carcroft – as well as a number of smaller, village based outlets.