Mos Patel is celebrating a successful first weeks’ trading at his new Family Shopper on Broadoak Road, Ashton-Under-Lyne, which started with a grand opening last weekend, followed by a week-long competition where customers were entered into a draw to win a TV.

Hundreds gathered at the opening day, which was also attended by a host of children’s characters and included a DJ, face painting, a bouncy castle, a dancing competition, a chocolate dumpbin giveaway, and free slush, ice cream and hot drinks. “We served over 800 customers in our first day,” said Mos, who explained that the store was previously a 1,200sq ft Premier, before being knocked down and rebuilt as a 2,000sq ft Family Shopper.

“Customers love the store and they are really happy to see the fresh fruit and veg range,” said Mos. He is continuing the excitement over the bank holiday by giving away goody bags to shoppers who spend £5 in-store, while customers who buy healthy products have the chance to win a fitbit.

What’s more, Mos is highlighting how customers can buy a range of meal solutions at the store by encouraging them to post photos of the items they have bought on the store’s Facebook page and then show them transformed into starters, mains or desserts. The best dishes will be rewarded with a bottle of wine.