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M&S Ulverston opens doors and welcomes customers

Store manager Simon Craig (front) with section managers Jakki Magee, Jason Umperby and longest serving staff member Christine Grant who has been with M&S nearly 50 years

Marks & Spencer has today (29.07.2020) opened its newest Food store in Ulverston. The store opened at 9am and the 60-strong team welcomed customers, helping them get everything they need whilst enjoying the new M&S offer.

Located in the Beehive Retail Park the store will be led by Store Manager, Simon Craig, who has worked for M&S for 36 years. Now open, the M&S team will be working hard to offer the community the very best service, drawing on M&S’s 135 years of serving the British public.

Ann Stone (back) and Paula Shane

To help celebrate the opening and relaunch of Sparks, M&S’s customer loyalty scheme, the team will be treating seven customers over seven days to their shopping, totally for free. One recipient will be chosen at random each day, and whatever is in your trolley will be complimentary!

Store Manager, Simon Craig, said: “We’re delighted to open our new store in Ulverston today. The last few weeks have been spent putting the finishing touches in store and making sure all our measures are in place to support customers, so they can shop with peace of mind. It’s brilliant to now be open and welcome the community – chatting with customers today it’s fantastic to see them get excited about our new summer products, as well as shop for all the essentials. Our new store also offers Click & Collect, which means customers can shop for the full Clothing & Home collections via M&S.com.

“I’d like to say a big thank you to the team, who have been amazing getting the store ready. We’re all so excited to be part of the community and can’t wait to get to know locals better in the coming weeks.”

Gemma Muldoon-Smith from Ulverston

Local customer, Gemma Muldoon-Smith from Ulverston was one of the first customers through the doors. She said: “I’ve been so excited for the opening today as I’m a big M&S fan. The range of fresh produce is much bigger than I thought, so it will be a great spot for our weekly shop. My family and I will really enjoy shopping here for both dinnertime treats and staples.”

M&S Ulverston offers thousands of M&S’s quality and great value food products, from daily essentials and fresh produce from M&S Select Farms, to dinner favorites and ready-to-go family meals. Offering the opportunity to try something new with the family, customers visiting the store will also be able to enjoy the Cook With M&S range. This includes mealtime shortcuts and store cupboard staples, all featured in the new Cook With M&S cookbook, sharing fast, fresh and easy recipes to transform family meals.

M&S Ulverston offers the full range of M&S Clothing & Home products via its Click & Collect service. Customers can opt for next day pick up if they order online by 10pm the night before on M&S.com and the store will also offer hassle free returns. With 60 free car parking spaces, the store is ideal for convenient Clothing & Home collection.

The store will be located at Beehive Retail Park, and will be open Monday – Saturday, 8:00am – 8:00pm, and on Sunday, 10:00am – 4:00pm.

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