Retail giant Aldi is continuing to search for a new store site in Maldon.
Although a preferred site has not yet been chosen, the retailer is still interested in coming to the town.
In July last year, Aldi identified Maldon as a requirement town among 192 other places in East Anglia and the South-East. The town is among 192 places in According to information online at the time, the typical site size Aldi is looking for is 1.35 acres and would generally include a 100-space car park, loading bay and a 990 square metre store.
An Aldi spokesman said: “Maldon is a town of interest to Aldi, but no site is secured at present.”
The nearest existing Aldi stores are in Chelmsford and Colchester, while Braintree and Witham have also been identified as requirement towns.