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Supermarket wants to open a Morrisons M Local convenience store in Whitstable

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Whitstable could be getting a new supermarket after Morrisons chiefs admitted they are hoping to open a store in the town.

As many as 20 jobs are expected to be created with the launch of a new Morrisons M Local branch in area.

The company has already started advertising positions for a new shop based in Whitstable, including a store manager to lead a team of 20.

But while bosses have set their sights on several locations in the town, they have not yet signed a deal.

Spokesman Laura Stubbs says: "We are looking at a number of sites in the region where we can bring our Morrisons M Local offer to new customers, and are keen to identify local people to join our team."

Morrisons M Local shops are smaller branches similar to Tesco Express and Sainsbury's Local convenience stores.

As many as 70 branches opened across the country last year - a number that was boosted by Morrisons' purchase of Jessops, Blockbuster and HMV stores from administrators.

Do you know where the store could be going? Do you want it to open in town? Where would you like it to be? Comment below or email whitstablegazette@thekmgroup.co.uk

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