A NEW bp garage and retail store has opened in Norton this morning (Wednesday).

The site was officially opened by the Mayor of Norton Cllr Di Keal and deputy mayor of Malton Cllr Lindsay Burr.

Creating 24 jobs, the new store features an M&S Food offer, providing a wide range of high-quality food and drinks, as well as tasty treats like Percy Pigs, alongside bp's range of snacks, drinks and confectionery.

It also has bp's Wild Bean Cafe, offering barista-made hot drinks, and popular snacks such as sausage rolls and bacon baps.

Customers who are members of the BPme Rewards loyalty programme can also access exclusive discounts on products across the M&S Food and Wild Bean Cafe range when they scan their BPme card or app – accessing the new BPme Rewards Prices.

Sonya Adams, vice president of mobility and convenience retail in the UK at bp, said: "Part of bp's strategy is to provide its customers with a range of energy options to help enable the transition to lower carbon mobility. In line with this, the Norton site offers bp's traditional quality fuels including Ultimate (petrol and diesel) and will offer a bp pulse ultra-fast 150kW charger, capable of charging two cars at once. The site also offers a range of amenities, including air and water for cars.

"There are over 20 parking bays, four disabled bays and four parent and child bays, so that customers can pop into the store on their way past if they want to refuel themselves with a coffee from the Wild Bean Cafe or pick up some food for dinner. The store is also easily accessible by public transport, as it's close to the Malton train station.

Sonya added: "We're delighted to open our new retail store in Norton, with the Mayor of Norton, Dinah Keal, and Deputy Mayor of Malton, Lindsay Burr, in attendance.

"We're expanding our mobility and convenience network across the UK, with new retail stores like this one at Norton, as well as introducing hundreds of new dedicated bp pulse EV charging hubs across the country with great offers alongside them including M&S and great food service offers this decade. All part of giving our customers what they want, when and where the want it.

"This brand new retail site is on a popular commuter route so will provide customers on their way to or from work, and residents in the local area, with a brilliant retail offer. Our fantastic in-store team is looking forward to welcoming customers through the doors this week."

The site was previously Dewhurst clothing store but has remained empty for several years.