ALDI supermarket in Skipton is due to reopen on Thursday (May 19) following a refurbishment.

The Keighley Road store has been closed since last Friday in order for the work to take place. It is part of a UK wide £600m investment by the company to improve its stores and services based on feedback from more than 50,000 customers.

The ‘Project Fresh’ renovations have been ongoing since 2018 and feature increased space, dedicated to fresh British meat and fish, as well as popular Lacura health and beauty products, award winning beers, wines and spirits, Mamia babycare products, and a new and improved ‘Food to Go’ section, offering a choice of fresh salads, sandwiches and sushi for busy customers.

Fresh bread and cakes have been moved to the last aisle, preventing them getting squashed under customers’ shopping, and there will be easy to browse freezers.

The Skipton store employs 27 people, and the refurbishment will create additional jobs. Store manager Mark Vine said: “The store is looking fantastic, and we can’t wait to welcome our loyal customers back so they can see it for themselves. 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.”