TESCO Home Plus enjoyed a bumper first week of business.
The Chester Retail Park homeware store opened on Thursday and manager James Piercy, 32, of Wrexham, said more than 8,500 customers visited during the first week.
Mr Piercy, who grew up in Handbridge and attended Queen’s Park High School, said: “We have had a good first week here, the premises are great and 90% of catalogue items are available on the day.”
The Countess of Chester Hospital’s Relative Comfort campaign also received a boost.
Fundraising manager Kate Taylor cut the ribbon to declare the store open and was presented with a cheque for £1,000 on behalf of the Tesco Charity Trust.
The money will go toward the Relative Comfort campaign, to raise £500,000 to fund the building of an accommodation suite in the hospital.
Kate said: “We are very grateful to Tesco for thinking of the Relative Comfort campaign for this donation.”
As well as catalogue items, the store sells thousands of products from DVDs, electricals, home furnishings and make-up to garden sheds and fitted kitchens.