FAMILY-owned food store chain Booths has extended an agreement to invest in a new store on Malton’s livestock market for another year.

Roddy Bushell, manager of the Fitzwilliam Malton Estate, which owns the site, said: “Since the original exclusivity agreement with Booths last year, the parties have almost completed the design of a store to Booths’ specification.

“The extension of the period for exclusive negotiations shows the renewed confidence both Booths and the Malton Estate have in this development and in Malton.”