East Garioch Councillor Martin Ford recently welcomed the news of the opening of the new Sainsbury’s store in Kintore.
The new shop is part of the retail development in Midmill, Kintore, which is currently under construction.
The scheme has been under development since the summer following Aberdeenshire Council approving the planning permission.
The new Sainsbury’s branch opened on Thursday, November 5.
Councillor Ford said: “There is a strong desire for more shops in Kintore and it has been a long wait to get a new retail development up and running in the town.
“The extra choice of an additional store is very welcome.”
Two other Sainsbury’s stores were opened in the North-East last month with branches in Cove and Cults.