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LEON managing director steps down after £2b Asda acquisition

Aside from Leon, Asda now owns 462 Greggs, Burger King and Subway outlets.

LEON managing director Glenn Edwards has confirmed that he is now stepping down from his role.

“It’s true! I’m moving to the very important role of customer at Leon, and excited to get my teeth into a new challenge. 12 years have flown, thanks as ever to John Vincent and Henry Dimbleby for the many opportunities and fun times,” Edwards posted on his LinkedIn.

This comes as UK retail group Asda announced the completion of its £2.07b acquisition of the UK business of EG Group which consists of 462 Greggs, Burger King and Subway outlets as franchise agreements. Asda now wholly owns Leon, which it plans to introduce to its stores.

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“We have worked at pace over the last 12 months to deliver a compelling convenience proposition from a standing start - as well as investing more than £120m in lowering the price and further improving the quality of our food. With the deal complete, we can focus on delivering the growth opportunities. That means lowering the price of fuel for more motorists, bringing Asda’s great value and quality to more communities, offering greater opportunities to our supplier partners and creating sustainable job opportunities for colleagues in our stores and depots,” Mohsin Issa, co-owner of Asda said.

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