Seven more Marks & Spencer stores will close for the last time on Saturday, ending some long associations with town centres across England and Wales. The firm has now closed 47 shops out of the 100 it plans to shut by 2022.
The 17 stores which M&S proposes to close are: Ashford, Barrow, Bedford, Boston, Buxton, Cwmbran, Deal, Felixstowe , Huddersfield, Hull, Junction One Antrim Outlet, Luton Arndale, Newark, Northwich, Rotherham, Sutton Coldfield and Weston-super-Mare.
Marks & Spencer and Ocado have now launched their first full delivery service, with customers able to order 6,000 M&S food items to their homes.
The M&S brand , and the focus on luxury Over the years, M&S has emerged as one of the UK’s leading retailers, selling homeware, food, and clothing to the masses. However, M&S took the opposite route, believing that its customers would hand over their loyalty more readily to a brand that put quality over price.
Marks and Spencer profits dropped in the first half of its financial year following a sharp fall in demand for its clothes and home goods. The High Street retailer said that while its food business was “outperforming the market”, there had been issues in clothing and home.
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Many branches of Marks & Spencer are closed on Easter Sunday – as is the case for a lot of major retail chains – including the flagship branches in London’s Oxford Street. However some branches in Scotland are open on this day, so once again check the store finder to see if your local is one of them.
Supermarket chain Waitrose is to close four of its stores with the loss of 124 jobs. Supermarket chain Waitrose is to close four of its stores with the loss of 124 jobs. Stores in Caldicot, Monmouthshire, Ipswich and Shrewsbury in Shropshire will shut, while the Wolverhampton branch will be sold to Tesco.
For a convenience charge of $5.99 and a small price increase per item, customers will be able to place a grocery order on the partnering Instacart app and schedule delivery anywhere from one hour to one week out. (First-time users will have the $5.99 fee waived.)
We’ll deliver for free within 3-5 working days if your order is over £50. If you’re not spending £50, then delivery is just £3.50 .
Marks & Spencer has extended its home delivery service. Customers can order from a range of about 130 M&S food and household items through Deliveroo.
‘If you look at their pricing I think they are more expensive than Waitrose on branded and own-branded products. ‘ In a recent survey of 50 products sold by Marks & Spencer and Waitrose, M&S came out ten per cent more expensive – although the company claims it is actually cheaper. Prices delayed by 15 minutes.
Steve Rowe (Apr 2, 2016–)
Marks & Spencer is one of the last bastions of middle – class Britishness. With its well-appointed food hall and racks of neutral, unassuming clothing, Marks & Spencer was always aspirational—but not in a modern, Instagrammable way.