A North Lynn supermarket is under threat as owners start a consultation to move its operations to an out-of-town site.
Asda has started a consultation to shut its store in St Nicholas Retail Park, Edward Benefer Way, and move its staff over to the branch in Langley Road, South Wootton.
The company says the store has been under-performing and that the “economics of retail in this area don’t add up”.
The North Lynn store was bought two years ago as part of a £778 million deal to take over 194 Netto branches.
An Asda spokeswoman said: “The decision to explore closing the store has not been taken lightly. We’re in the business of opening stores - and will open more by the end of this year. However, the economics of retail in this location just doesn’t stack up.
“We are in consultation with the colleagues that work across the store and our aim is to give all affected employees jobs in other local Asda stores.”
She said the firm aims to redeploy all of the affected staff into the South Wootton store but is holding a consultation with staff.
News of the possible closure has been met with disappointment .
Loke Road Fish bar owner Wayne Simper said: “It is not good to see empty shops in a retail park, especially not a big shop. We want the area to be thriving rather than moving everything to the other side of town.”