Booths' latest store has ­received top marks for its green credentials.

The Hesketh Bank store had been open just a week when it received an interim 'excellent' rating by accreditation agency BREEAM. If the store passes its post-construction ­review it will receive the confirmed rating, making it one of just two in the country to do so the first being a Waitrose.

The Booths store's green features include hot water and under-floor heating from recovered heat, ­recycled plastic shopping baskets and ­reconditioned trolleys.