Independent retailer Anil Naran has opened his fifth Costcutter store in the Greater Manchester area, creating 20 new jobs.

The 3,000sq ft store in Swinton, which has undergone a major refit, was officially opened by Hazel Blears, MP for for Salford and Eccles. Anil has brought the post office in to the store as part of the network transformation programme.

Anil, who’s been in business for more than 20 years and employs a total of 60 people, said; “I’ve had some very positive feedback about retaining the post office which I see as a key part of my convenience offer to local residents and customers. I need their support to ensure that the post office service remains viable in the longer term.”

The new Swinton Costcutter store has an extensive product range including hot food to go, an off licence, chilled, fresh and general groceries.

Anil added: “With local people’s support for the store and the post office I will be able to create more jobs, offer job security and ensure together they remain a strong community facility.”