One of Blackburn’s billionaire brothers, Issa, is set to launch a new supermarket.
Asda co-owner Zuber Issa will open Euro Groces in his hometown of Blackburn, BusinessLive reports.
It is reported that his brother Mohsin is not involved in the new venture.
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Currently, it seems there are only plans for one store, and it will focus on fresh food and include a butcher and a fishmonger.
But if the trial is successful, there may well be other stores elsewhere.
The business is not part of the wider EG Group, which operates gas stations and fast food outlets in Europe, the United States and Australia and was founded by the brothers.
The Issa brothers started with a single petrol station in Bury, before expanding their business empire across multiple locations and founding Euro Garages.
They joined forces with private equity giant TDR Capital to form the EG Group and purchased additional sites across Europe.
Zuber and Mohsin also acquired Asda, with help from TDR Capital, which is separate from the wider EG group.
BusinessLive understands that the Euro Grocers store – for which no opening date has been confirmed – occupies 6,000 square feet of space and also includes an Ambala (Indian sweets/savouries) concession on site.
Forty parking spaces will be provided on the site in addition to self-service checkouts and a free cash dispenser.
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