A national toy shop is to bring jobs to Dundee when it opens its new store in the Wellgate Shopping Centre.
An initial nine jobs are expected to be created when The Entertainer opens its doors in six weeks’ time.
The company has also promised more jobs to come after it moves into the ground floor unit, which is on target to open on Saturday March 12.
The toy retailer has seen profits rise in the last five years, bucking the current trend across the retail industry.
The Entertainer has 118 stores throughout the UK and has plans to open further stores this year.
Centre manager Peter Aitken said he was delighted to welcome the store to the Wellgate.
He said: “It’s hugely encouraging to secure a new entrant to the city at the start of a new year, another footfall driver to add to our tenant mix, following hot on the heels of the Iceland relocation towards the end of 2015.
“As the only dedicated toy shop in Dundee city centre, we have no doubt that The Entertainer will attract and delight countless local families, and visitors from further afield and we wish them the very best of luck with their new shop.”
Gary Grant, managing director and founder of The Entertainer, said: “After experiencing such solid growth across the UK, we are pleased to announce the opening of the Dundee store.
“Wellgate offers a strong retail position for our store as it attracts large numbers of family shoppers who are demanding more toy shopping choice on the high street and within shopping centres generally.”
The company donates 10% of its net annual profit to charity.