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.