Two new Asda stores will open in Norfolk as part of the retailer's major expansion.

The chain took over 132 Co-op sites last year in a deal worth £439 million as part of a plan to become the UK's second-largest supermarket chain.

It plans to open 116 Asda Express locations over the next few months with 11 stores already open.

The Co-op in Dereham Road in Norwich is set to be turned into an Asda convenience shop under the new plans.

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The company will also convert a Co-op in Lowestoft Road in Hopton-on-sea into an Asda Express.

Mohsin Issa, Asda's co-owner, said: "This is an incredibly exciting moment for our business and accelerates our presence in the fast-growing convenience market.

"We look forward to bringing Asda’s great value in fuel and groceries to many more communities across the UK and to welcoming over 2,000 former Co-op colleagues to the Asda family in the coming months."

The sites will be transformed by March next year, although there is no definitive date for when the Norfolk locations will open.