16 Jun 2023
This is not just any Foodhall... This is the show-stopping new M&S Stockport Foodhall
After much anticipation, Marks & Spencer officially opened its amazing new Foodhall this week on Wednesday 14th June 2023. The M&S Stockport team gathered at the store entrance at 10am with Store Manager, Anna Priest, who was joined by guest of honour Percy Pig, to cut the ribbon and declare the store officially open.
Located in Peel L&P's Stockport Retail Park, the new 16,000 sq ft store offers local shoppers a fresh-market-style Foodhall with displays brimming with great quality, trusted value produce from M&S Select Farms, and a show-stopping bakery with fresh daily-baked bread and pastries in addition to a dedicated M&S Wine Shop featuring an award-winning selection of wines to match.
As well as creating 110 new jobs in the local community, the new-look M&S Stockport Foodhall represents a significant investment in Stockport’s local economy and follows the retailer’s recent announcement that it plans to invest c.£500 million in its store rotation programme, creating over 3400 new jobs nationwide. The new M&S Stockport store will be among the first of twenty new M&S stores that are due to open across the country in 2023, including major new stores due to open later this year in Manchester’s Trafford Centre and the Liverpool ONE shopping centre.
Customers will also be able to make the most of convenient ways to pay, with plenty of checkouts for speedy service, and a mobile “Scan & Shop” option available via the M&S App which lets M&S Sparks shoppers skip the queues altogether. Digital screens in store will also make it quicker and easier to Click & Collect orders from marksandspencer.com.
The team have been counting down the days to opening, and on the opening morning over 300 local customers started queuing from 7am to get the first look inside the store. Percy Pig was on-hand to surprise and welcome dedicated shoppers to the new store as the team handed out 200 golden tickets to the first customers through the door.
Soaking up the opening day celebrations, Store Manager Anna Priest said: “We are thrilled to open our brand-new Foodhall today in Stockport. The last few weeks have been spent putting the finishing touches to our new store and I’m exceptionally proud of my amazing team who have all worked so hard to make sure everything is ready for our big opening day.”
"The store is an exciting investment in the future of M&S in Stockport, and I can’t wait for our customers to explore all the new features that the store has to offer. We’re proud to introduce over 110 new recruits to our M&S Stockport Foodhall, who can’t wait to meet all our new customers. With an amazing fresh-market feel and a bigger range of products than ever before, we really do have the best of M&S Food here for everyone to enjoy!”
Mark Whittaker, Executive Director – Property Investment and Management - at Peel L&P said:
“We are very proud to be working in partnership with M&S to bring their excellent offering to our Stockport Retail Park.
“Stockport Retail Park is a hub for our local community offering a great selection of the best brands in one convenient location whilst supporting local job creation and opportunities for the area. With exciting in-store features including their onsite dedicated M&S wineshop and bigger than ever M&S bakery, the new M&S Food Hall at Stockport Retail Park will be a must-visit store and we are pleased to be bringing such a well-loved, quality brand to our Stockport Retail Park, we wish them every success.”
With a generous car park on site, the M&S Stockport Foodhall is ideal for family shopping or popping in on the commute home. The store is located at Unit 4B, Stockport Retail Park, Stockport, United Kingdom, SK1 2HH and will be open Monday – Saturday 8am – 8pm, and on Sunday, 10:30am – 4:30pm.