The shop in Fleet Road remained open throughout the refit, which included a new shop front, interior design and layout, plus lots of new products for sale.

Area manager Ronnie Cross said: "The shop looks great and the staff are delighted and very excited about working in it.

"We are completing a programme of updating our older properties and putting in new products and going more upmarket.

"The shop is totally brand new and we think it is just what the people of Fleet need."

Pictured from left at the shop are Margaret Bryant, Mary Rose Atkins, Maggie Hutchins, Thirza Chadwick and Jessica Pullinger.