Aldi is to open its new store in Ellon next month, with the grand opening of the supermarket taking place on Thursday, September 25.
The building at the riverside location has been steadily taking shape over the last few months and the company this week confirmed the opening date.
Jonathan Kenny, Aldi store operations director, said: “Aldi is due to open its newest store in Ellon on Thursday, September 25, and there will be a range of offers and prizes up for grabs on opening day for local shoppers to take advantage of.
“We have already recruited 10 staff in Ellon and the surrounding area, and are targeting a total of 30 jobs for the store with recruitment still on-going.”
Aldi received positive feedback from the local community during consultation on plans for the site.
The development was given the go-ahead by Formartine councillors last year and work started in the spring.
Traders are hoping the new store will spark an influx of shoppers to the town centre.
The former Haldanes supermarket in Ythan Terrace had lain empty since 2011 and there were repeated calls for it to be developed.