SAINSBURY'S is hoping to open a new Isle of Wight convenience store.
The company has said it aims to submit a planning application in the next couple of weeks for a Sainsbury's Local in Union Street, Ryde.
This is a smaller store than a normal supermarket, which the retailer says is to help people top up on their weekly shop.
A spokesman said: "We are very pleased to confirm that we are planning a store in Union St, Ryde. We are always looking for new sites, and believe this is an ideal location for one of our convenience stores.
"The new store would create around 20 full and part time jobs."
The retailer confirmed the new store will be spread over two premises; former Stanley's Bar and sweet shop, Sweet Chariot.
Sainsbury's hopes that the store will be opened in the summer of 2014.