A convenience store is due to open this summer.
Morrisons was granted an alcohol licence for the old post office in Maldon High Street, where it plans to open an M Local, last month.
A spokesman said: “We are underway with recruitment for the store and will have a great team in place.
“We aim to open during the summer and look forward to updating the community further as we progress”
It will create about 20 jobs. The company is currently advertising for a team leader.