A NEW supermarket costing £750,000 has opened – creating 30 jobs.

The Food Warehouse invested more than three quarters of a million pounds in bringing a new store to Walkden Retail Park.

The supermarket opened its doors this week, creating 30 new jobs.

Every customer who visited the store was entered into a free prize draw to be in with a chance of winning a selection of prizes, including home appliances.

The Food Warehouse combines the convenience of bulk buying with fresh and frozen food deals across more than 3,000 product lines.

Launched five years ago, The Food Warehouse now has more than 100 stores across Britain.

Kristian Barrett, operations director for The Food Warehouse, said: “We’re delighted to have opened our new store in Walkden.

"The Food Warehouse is an innovative store format, responding to the changing needs of shoppers by offering amazing bulk-buy deals and homeware offers alongside a fantastic range of frozen, fresh and chilled foods.”

The Walkden store manager, Mark Madders said: “Our opening day has been a great success and the whole team has really enjoyed meeting people from our local community.”

The Walkden store opening hours are Monday to Saturday 8am to 9pm and Sunday 10am to 4pm.