SHOPPERS are delighted with a new shop which opened last month in Barrow.

The shop, on Oxford Street in Barrow, in a unit which used to be a Co-op, opened on September 26.

It's the first Nisa in Barrow.

Kaz and Paul Stephenson, who have operated multiple Bargain Booze stores across the north of England for more than 20 years, took the plunge into convenience retail, launching a 2,200 sq.ft. Nisa Local in Oxford Street, Barrow.

Mrs Stephenson explained that existing Co-op shoppers have returned to the store, looking for favourite own-brand items they previously bought.

Mrs Stephenson added: “The Co-op range works really well for us. Customers know and like the products and lots of people are coming in for the things they used to buy before the store closed.

Nick Watson said: "Love the shop, it has great staff there and I'm glad we got a shop back there. Keep up the good work."

The store underwent a full refit to Nisa’s latest Evolution format incorporating almost 20m of food chillers and a further nine metres for chilled off-licence.

Tracy Leith said: "So glad to see a local shop back there. My elderly mother relied so much on the coop & finds the walk to her other nearest one a bit much. She'll no doubt be a regular visitor."

Sheila Bolton is in the same situation.

She said: "My mother loves it, too far to walk anywhere else!"

Local suppliers are another key feature with Lakes ice cream and a freshly made authentic Thai meal offer alongside a locally produced toffee vodka.

Mrs Stephenson finished: “Our aim is to make much more of the local suppliers and increase the amount of locally sourced products in the store to encourage our customers to shop and support local business.”

Others were more brief in their praise.

Jill Culleton said: "Favourite shop ever."

While Christine Eccles said: "It’s great."