A new 3,000sq ft Nisa shop has opened on the forecourt of Woodlands petrol station in Drefach, Carmarthenshire, in a ceremony performed by five Welsh rugby international stars.

The previous 600sq ft Nisa Drefach was demolished and rebuilt from scratch. It has been fitted out to Nisa’s Store of the Future Evolution format at a total cost of more than £1m.

The interior was specially designed with bespoke in-store imagery and lighting. The store has 5m of freezers, 3.5m of fruit and veg and almost 6m of alcohol.

Extensive work was also conducted in the forecourt area on the petrol pumps.

Owner and Nisa member Simon Lewis said: "It is the only store in the village and we also get a lot of passing trade. Business is building up nicely and we’re seeing lots of new customers in here as well as our regulars.

"The village itself is growing and so I expect our sales to reflect that in the coming few years."