A NEW Lidl store opened in Pickering last Thursday.

The store is a new generation Lidl – offering many existing popular lines and includes an in-house bakery, serving fresh bread, rolls and pastries.

Special promotions, including sampling goods from the bakery, were held to celebrate the opening. The store has created 16 full and part-time jobs.

A spokesman said: “We were delighted to have such a fantastic turnout and friendly response from the local community on the first day of trading. We look forward to welcoming many more customers to our brand new store.”