A NEW food store has opened on a Hampshire retail park today creating 30 jobs.

The Food Warehouse has invested more than £750,000 in bringing a brand new store to Brockhurst Gate Retail Park in Gosport. Every customer who visited the store today was entered into a free prize draw to be in with a chance of winning a great selection of prizes, including home appliances and gift vouchers.

Launched just four years ago, The Food Warehouse now has over 85 stores across Britain.

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

Store manager, Kevin Owens, said: “Our opening day has been great fun for the whole family and our team are so excited to welcome the people of Gosport to our brand new store.”

The Gosport store is open Monday to Saturday from 8am to 11pm and Sundays from 10am to 4pm.