A popular supermarket near the town centre is set to reopen later this week after being closed for major refurbishments.

The Aldi supermarket in Magdalen Street has been closed since Saturday, March 19 when a major in-store revamp got underway.

The newly remodelled shop, which is park of Aldi’s £600m investment into improving its stores across the country, is set to reopen at 8am on Thursday with new browsing ranges.

Although the size of the shop floor – which measures 1,298sqm in size – will remain the same, Aldi says the new format has been designed to make shopping easier for customers, with new freezers and a new Food to Go section added to the store.

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The shop currently employs 24 members of staff, but it is hoped the refurbishment will create additional jobs.

Aldi store manager, Slava Hurst said: “The store is looking fantastic, and we can’t wait to welcome our loyal customers back so they can see it for themselves.

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“We’re committed to making sure that the shopping experience each customer enjoys in our stores is on a par with the products and services they’re used to.”

The German discount retailer has two other branches in Colchester, with one in Cowdray Avenue, and another having newly opened at Stane Retail Park (replacing the London Road branch in November last year).