A NEW Merry Hill store has been officially opened to create seven new jobs at the giant retail centre.

Oak Furniture Land's 50th store was declared open for business on April 19 by Dudley deputy mayor Cllr Margaret Aston.

Jason Davies, Oak Furniture Land regional manager, said: “The new Merry Hill store is a major investment in the area and plays a significant role in our on-going store opening programme across the UK, which will see us opening a new store each month this year.

“Last year we created over 100 jobs nationwide. We are delighted with this latest addition to our estate.”