NORTHWICH'S new B&M store opened its doors for the first time today with a generous gift for Mid Cheshire Foodbank.

Roger Spurling, from the foodbank, was invited to cut the ribbon for the new store – which is at the former Marks and Spencer unit, in Leicester Street.

And following the foodbank's tireless work throughout the coronavirus pandemic and beyond, B&M handed over £250 worth of vouchers to the charity as a thank-you.

Jade Tench, store manager, said: "We’re feeling really positive about the creation of more jobs for local people and we hope customers are going to be delighted with their new store.

Northwich Guardian:

“We are all really excited to get the doors open and welcome our new customers this morning."

The new B&M, near Barons Quay, features a wide range of products from toys and homewares to groceries and pet supplies.

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The two-storey, 36,000sq ft building was built in the 1980s and operated as Sainsbury’s before becoming M&S.

B&M also has a Home Store in Chesterway, near Lidl and Pets at Home.