A SUPERMARKET has recently opened an express store at a Taunton petrol station.

The Asda Express store opened on Tuesday, March 12, at the Shell Garage on Priory Bridge Road.

It has been confirmed that the store is currently licensed to sell alcohol between 6am-12am.

An Asda spokesperson: “We’re incredibly excited to be bringing our Asda value and quality to the Taunton community with the conversion of this site.

“The opening of this Asda Express store marks an incredibly exciting moment for our business and accelerates our presence in the fast-growing convenience market.”

The store is stocking hundreds of branded and own-label products including ‘top up’ essential items such as milk and bread, and people will be able to grab lunch on the go or buy items to cook dinner from scratch.

The plans for the new shop followed Asda's £2.07billion acquisition earlier this year of EG (Euro Garages Ltd) Group's business, including 356 convenience stores nationwide.