Retail giant to open a new store in Corby

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Marks and Spencer is to open a huge food hall in Corby, creating 50 jobs.

The popular high-street name has given its seal of approval to the booming town and will open a store on the Asda retail park in Phoenix Parkway at the end of the summer.

Further details have not been revealed but it is expected that the M&S will open in a newly-refurbished unit that is currently occupied by a pound shop, between Brantano and Asda.

The unit is presently subject to a planning application to build an extension and coffee shop although M&S were unable to confirm if they would in fact be having a coffee shop on the 12,000 sq ft site.

A spokesman for the retailer said: “We can confirm we are opening a food hall at the Peel Centre later this summer.

“We hope to create 50 jobs.”

The store started as a market stall in Leeds in 1884. It has traditionally been known for its clothing and homeware but its high-end food has been increasingly popular in recent years.

It is expected there will be hundreds of applications but you can confirm your interest in applying for one of the jobs here