Discount retailer B&M will employ 60 people when it opens a home store in County Oak, Crawley.
The store will open at Staples’s former site off London Road on October 15.
The stationery supplies chain closed its store in May. A spokesman said the closure followed an increase in the number of customers shopping online.
A spokesman for B&M said: “B&M, one of the UK’s fastest growing variety retailers is creating 60 jobs in Crawley after securing new shop premises at the former Staples in the town. The finishing touches are currently being made to the B&M Home Store which will open on Thursday 15th October at 9am.
“Customers can expect a wide variety of branded and own label products from its convenient location on the County Oak Retail Park including groceries and toiletries as well as an extensive non-food section including toys, home, electrical and seasonal ranges.
“The ribbon cutting will be undertaken by the Mayor of Crawley, Councillor Chris Cheshire who has kindly accepted an invitation to be part of the opening ceremony.”
Colin Cotterill, Store Manager at B&M Crawley said: “B&M is committed to recruiting from the local area and I am delighted we’ve found a great team from in and around Crawley. We’re really proud to be creating 60 jobs across the town this year and playing our part in the local community.”
He added: “We are excited to get the doors open on Thursday 15th October and honoured to have the Mayor of Crawley cutting the ribbon to officially mark the opening of our new store.”
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