Halal food manufacturer KQF will launch a new supermarket in Blackburn after taking over a convenience store.

The firm has bought Marhaba, in Whalley Range, and will relaunch it today as a supermarket when it is opened by Blackburn mayor Salim Mulla.

The acquisition is part of an ongoing growth plan, which has already seen the creation of additional jobs, new industry accreditations and the launch of a successful European export sales strategy.

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