The final touches are being put on the new Tesco Extra, which will open in uphill Lincoln next month.
The new 80,000sq ft. store, due to open on May 15, is situated behind the present Tesco supermarket off Wragby Road.
The larger supermarket is set to offer a larger variety of produce, household goods and clothing, plus new concepts too.
The current Lincoln workforce will transfer to the new store, plus 80 new jobs will created. Overall, around 450 people will work at the new supermarket.
Store manager David Waldron will officially open the new store with his team of colleagues at 10am on May 15. Customers can go in the new store from 8am.
He said: “We were overwhelmed with the response to our recruitment drive and it is fantastic to see a wave of new recruits joining some of our most loyal colleagues.
“The long serving members of the team have worked extremely hard serving the Lincoln community, each for more than 25 years, and it is a great asset to have their experience in our new store.”
David added: “Essentially we will be offering our customers all of what they love at their current local store and much more.
“The new store will have a new opticians and pharmacy service, fresh meat, fish, pizza and deli counters, F&F clothing department, a dedicated drive through Click & Collect grocery/general merchandise collection area and a Decks Carvery restaurant – allowing customers to have the complete shopping and dining experience.
“There will also be new time-saving checkouts, making the customer shopping experience even more convenient.
“This is in addition to a Connected Technology department where shoppers can discover more about Tesco mobile, the Tesco Apps, learn and experience a range of tablets and smartphones, play with the latest consoles in the gaming area, test out Blinkbox and chat to the specially trained team.”
Tesco will also have a special community room and kitchen, so local groups and charities have a place to meet and hold events or workshops, health groups, training courses or fitness sessions.
Additionally, sculptures designed by local schoolchildren will welcome customers as they enter the new store.