A SUPERMARKET is on track to re-open towards the end of the month.

National supermarket Tesco will re-open on Bocholt Way in Rawtenstall after store bosses decided to ditch the cut-price spin-off shop, Jacks, that has been operating out of the premises for the last six months.

A spokesman has confirmed that the newly refreshed shop will reopen with the Tesco products and brands customers are more used to seeing.

The new shop will include a F&F clothing department while existing store services including Costa, the pharmacy and the petrol filling station will remain.

There will also be newly installed electric vehicle charging bays for customers to use.

Rawtenstall Store Manager James Buckingham said: “After listening to feedback from the local community we are extremely proud to be bringing Tesco back to Rawtenstall.

"We want to thank the customers who used the Jack’s store but we hope this fresher and brighter new Tesco will serve them well.

“We’re proud to be able to support the Food Collection on our first few days of opening. It’s a chance for the local community and our customers to engage with the store and for Tesco to give something back and help those who need it most.”

The opening coincides with the national Tesco Food Collection event, where customers are encouraged to donate long-life food to help food banks and community groups support people in need at Christmas.

Last year, three-and-a-half million meals were collected as part of the Tesco Food Collection.

The new shop will open on November 21.