Marks and Spencer is bringing 60 jobs to Fife Central Retail Park in Kirkcaldy, it has been confirmed.
The high street giant plans to open a Simply Food in the unit formerly occupied by Next, which has moved to the old Comet site a few doors down.
Of the 60 vacancies being created at the store, a fifth will be filled by existing staff at other stores, including some Marks and Spencer employees from the Kirkcaldy High Street outlet.
Marks and Spencer said the move was to ensure there were experienced workers at the new food hall.
A spokeswoman added: “Marks and Spencer remains committed to the High Street site.”
Fife Licensing Board has granted the store a licence to sell alcohol at the premises.
However, when the case was considered, Sergeant Craig Ritchie from Police Scotland reminded councillors of health and safety breaches that led to the company being fined £1 million at Bournemouth Crown Court
Marks and Spencer and three of its contractors were fined for putting the public, staff and construction workers at risk of exposure to asbestos-containing materials during the refurbishment of stores in Reading and Bournemouth in 2011.
Solicitor Niall Hassard said the company had worked to review procedures and had produced a “green guide” on dealing with asbestos.
He added: “The shop will employ approximately 60 people, of which 20% will be transfers from other stores.
“Suffice to say it’s a very busy retail park and I think it will add to the fantastic reputation Marks and Spencer have.”