Up to 50 new jobs are to be created with the latest expansion by an established Belfast convenience retailer.
Eurospar Creightons of Balmoral, on the Upper Lisburn Road, is a 6,000sqft development of the original site and represents a significant investment by owners Niall Creighton and Gail Boyd.
The pair also own and operate stores at Finaghy and Blacks Road, also in the South of the city.
The family has been in business since the 1930s and already employs more than 100 staff.
They joined the Henderson Group network of stores in 2005.
“We are delighted to open Eurospar Creightons of Balmoral, which brings not only a wealth of new services and convenience to the area, but also employment opportunities for our local community,” said Mr Creighton.
“In opening the store, we created 50 new full and part time roles from customer service to deli staff.
“We have a wealth of experience in retail having traded for over 80 years in Northern Ireland, and our links with the Henderson Group only make us a stronger business.
“We have been part of their retailer network for 11 years, and this latest store in our portfolio is testament to the support gained from their retail services team, in terms of assisting in the planning of the layout of the new store; merchandising and IT services.”
Paddy Doody, sales and marketing director with Henderson Group said: “This is a fantastic addition to the 49-strong EUROSPAR network and the facilities and services offered in-store are second to none.”