THE Tyne Valley's newest supermarket has opened its doors for the first time.

Prudhoe's new Aldi at the town's retail park on Low Prudhoe opened on Thursday, January 14 to much fanfare.

Standing at 1,254 sqm of retail space, the Prudhoe Retail Park store is the first Aldi to open in the area. The new store will be run by Store Manager Kraig Broadhead, along with a team of 30 colleagues from the local community.

Store Manager Kraig Broadhead said: “It’s been a wonderful morning here at the opening of Aldi Prudhoe. It was lovely to welcome our new customers into store and I look forward to meeting more of the community in the coming weeks.

“I’d also like to thank our customers for following the social distancing guidelines we have in place to ensure the health and safety of both our customers and colleagues.”

Coun. Gordon Stewart, who represents Prudhoe South, visited the store after it opened and was impressed with what he saw.

Coun. Stewart said: "It is great to see a lot of hard work finally come to fruition with the opening of this new store.

"Many people said it would never happen, and yet here we are. I am pleased that so many local people have found employment opportunities here.

"I hope this new retail park will help to attract new shoppers to Prudhoe once the coronavirus restrictions have been eased, and that these new visitors spend some time in the town and find out some of the reasons we're so proud of Prudhoe."