Popular supermarket Marks and Spencer has announced it will be opening 20 new stores and has revealed a list of sites. There will be eight full-line stores and 12 new food halls.
The new full-line stores will stock both food and clothing for M&S shoppers.
Five new M&S sites will be located in shopping centres, including the Birmingham Bullring, Trafford Centre in Manchester, Leeds White Rose, Liverpool ONE and Lakeside Thurrock.
These will be converted from old Debenhams sites, which have now been closed across the UK.
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The first of the new M&S stores confirmed:
Purley Way (expected summer 2023)
Leeds White Rose (expected summer 2023)
Liverpool (expected summer 2023)
Birmingham Bullring (autumn 2023)
Lakeside Thurrock (winter 2023)
Trafford Centre (winter 2023)
Stockport (expected summer 2023)
Barnsley (expected autumn 2023)
Largs (expected winter 2023)
Stuart Machin, chief executive of M&S spoke about the store shakeup and future of M&S.
He said: “Stores are a core part of M&S’s omni-channel future and serve as a competitive advantage for how customers want to shop today.
“Our store rotation programme is about making sure we have the right stores, in the right space and we’re aiming to rotate from the 247 stores we have today to 180 higher quality, higher productivity full line stores that sell our full Clothing, Home and Food offer whilst also opening over 100 bigger, better food sites.”
Express.co.uk has reached out to M&S regarding the new store openings.