A NEW supermarket will be launched later this week.

Aldi will open its store in Richmond Road, Catterick Garrison, on Thursday.

To mark the occasion, the 1,000th customer through the door will receive a hamper containing pink champagne, cookies and chocolate truffles.

There will also be a cream egg giveaway and balloons for children.

The store is managed by former Garrison senior non-commissioned officer Harry Elliot.

Mr Elliot said: "Our new store will provide the customer with a simplistic and comfortable retail environment, making it easier to find the products they want in their weekly shop."

The store opening will create up to nine jobs.