The launch of a new Banbury B&M store has been announced, with the shop set to create more than 85 jobs.

Doors will officially open at 8am on March 16, following an internal and external refurbishment.

In addition, the new store will offer an 8,697sqft. garden centre, with hundreds of plant varieties and gardening essentials.

Customers can expect a variety of branded groceries from the store, with options ranging from food and drink to pet items.

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Other categories available will include health and beauty items, homeware, electricals, DIY essentials, toys, games and gifts.

The discount retailer has moved into a former Homebase building, offering a retail space of 40,886sqft.

The store manager said: "We’re feeling extremely positive about the creation of more jobs for local people, and we hope customers are going to be delighted with their new store."

To celebrate the launch, B&M has invited charity Banbury Foodbank to open the new store.

The foodbank provides three days’ emergency food and support for local individuals in need, aiming to prevent larger issues such as crime, housing loss, family breakdowns, and mental health problems.

The store manager added: "Banbury Foodbank really stood out for us, so we wanted to give them some VIP treatment as a thank you for all the hard work that they have done.

"We hope that our donation can help them to continue the great work they do."