A PRUDHOE shop has reinvented itself to focus on fresh produce and food.

Miv Chahal, who has worked as a Nisa retailer for more than a decade, has refreshed his store to make it the go-to for locals looking for meal solutions and grab and go products.

New features include a new lunchtime chiller for meal deals and another for beer and wine, as well as a much improved food to go offering.

The development was finished just ahead of the Covid-19 crisis, which has seen footfall increase dramatically.

Miv said: “We are not a supermarket, but I want to make sure we’re recognised as a convenience store and one that does it well.

“ I don’t expect people to come in and do their big shop with us, but I hope we will be their first stop if they want something urgently or quickly.

“We had some very positive feedback from customers who said a lot of really great things about the store and our first two weeks since the refit was completed were our busiest two weeks of the year so far.”

The shop has also begun a delivery service for vulnerable people in the community who live nearby during the coronavirus crisis.

County councillor Gordon Stewart, who represents Prudhoe South, added: “During such challenging times local shops have stepped up to the mark and supported our community.

“The Nisa team are a fantastic example of this, working extremely hard in difficult times for the residents.

“I would like to thank all retailers for the work they continue to do.”