Northampton

Marks and Spencer to open new store in Wellingborough

Retailer Marks and Spencer has confirmed it is to open a new store in Northamptonshire this spring.

A Simply Food store and cafe will be created at Wellingborough's Castlefields retail park.

The store, which will also sell clothing essentials, flowers and homeware, is likely to likely to create about 50 new jobs.

Representatives of the town's council and chamber of trade have welcomed the plan.

Joanna Chapman, a co-ordinator for Wellingborough's town centre partnership, has welcomed the announcement despite originally campaigning for the store to open in the town centre.

"Some shoppers will make the decision to visit the new store and will then decide to pop into town," she said.

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