One of the country's biggest discount retailers opened its brand new store in a North East retail park today.

Retail giant B&M opened its new store in Teesside Shopping Park in Stockton at 8am on Thursday (November 23).

It has taken over the previous Toys R Us at the location and has undergone a comprehensive internal and external refurbishment programme.

A spokesperson for B&M said the launch of the new store has created more than 60 jobs for local people.

The store manager said: “It was really exciting to welcome customers through the doors; the feedback so far has been fantastic.

“A big thank you to the team at the Teesside Family Foundation who helped us open the store; we hope that our donation can help them to continue to do the great work they do.”

Shoppers can expect to find a variety of branded groceries with a range of food, drink and pet food available.

It also sports a selection of health and beauty products, homeware, electricals, DIY essentials, toys, games, gifts and more.

Colleagues at the new branch chose The Teesside Family Foundation charity to help officially unveil the new store.

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The Teesside Family Foundation are committed to supporting local people and local causes throughout the Teesside area.

They aim to improve the quality of life for all those in need in the community of Teesside, whether this be due to their age, disability, ill health or financial hardship

In addition to opening the store, the team will also receive £250 worth of B&M vouchers, which will go towards helping the charity to continue doing the great work they do.