DOZENS of jobs are to be created as a sportswear giant moves on to a Flintshire retail park.
A Nike factory store will open its doors for the first time on Broughton Shopping Park this week.
The launch brings 33 new posts, which project bosses said have largely been filled by people living nearby.
The shop will open Thursday at 9am.
Broughton Shopping Park centre manager Colin Gilligan has welcomed the new store to the park.
He said: “The opening of the Nike store is great news for our customers.
“It highlights the importance of the shopping park as an important shopping destination within the region.”
Store manager Michael Stace is looking forward to the grand opening.
He added: “The Nike factory store team is very excited to become the newest member of the Broughton Shopping Park’s catalogue of brands.
“We look forward to a long and healthy relationship with local consumers.”
The Broughton store is only Nike’s fifth factory outlet store on a full price shopping park in the UK and joins the company’s portfolio of 140 factory shops across Europe.
The opening will be the latest boost for Broughton Shopping Park, after it was announced on September 26 that work on a new cinema on the southern retail terrace is to start in January.
An 11-screen multiplex will be installed alongside five family restaurants.
Improvements in public transport around the shopping park and surrounding areas will also be made.
The cinema development will create a further 230 jobs in the area with more made available during the construction phase.
Opening hours for the new Nike store are Monday to Friday between 9am and 8pm, Saturdays between 9am and 6pm and Sundays between 11am and 5pm.