IT HAS been a successful opening for the new Morrisons Local in Gosport.
The new store opened its doors just before Christmas on Brockhurst Road creating 20 new jobs.
At its opening, the store manager, Dave Esposti, cut a white ribbon surrounded by colleagues, eight of whom were previously unemployed, and representatives from their charity of the year - the Sue Ryder charity.
The store is supporting Sue Ryder, on Forton Road, and raffled off a hamper of goods for the cause.
Mr Esposti said: ‘We are thrilled to be supporting Sue Ryder and bringing more choice to the area with a store that has fresh food at its heart.’
Since opening, the Morrisons Local has welcomed a steady flow of customers.
It is open from 7am until 11pm.