Marks and Spencer to open 20 new shops in huge boost for Brexit Britain: Is one near you? Full list revealed

Marks and Spencer has announced the opening of 20 new stores over the next financial year
Marks and Spencer has announced the opening of 20 new stores over the next financial year

Marks and Spencer is set to open 20 news stores and create 3,400 jobs

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The M&S group has announced that eight new full range stores will open in shopping centres, alongside 12 new food halls.

Over the next financial year, shopping centres such as the Bullring in Birmingham and the Trafford Centre in Manchester will see new stores appear.

The plans come after a wider restructure with the company revealing last year that it would reduce the number of stores by 67 over the next five years.

Some new M&S stores will open in shopping centres
Some new M&S stores will open in shopping centres

Some new stores will replace sites of former Debenhams department shops.

New food halls are set to open in areas including Stockport, Barnsley and the seaside town of Largs in North Ayrshire, Scotland.

Chief executive Stuart Machin 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 place, with 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.

“The out-performance of our recently relocated and renewed stores give us the confidence to go faster in our plan.”

M&S has unveiled the list of stores confirmed at the moment with the remaining locations to be announced over the next year.

The Marks and Spencer announcement comes after plans to close 67 stores
The Marks and Spencer announcement comes after plans to close 67 stores

Here is the list of confirmed stores opening this year:

  • 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)

And, here is the list new food halls:

  • Stockport (expected Summer 2023)
  • Barnsley (expected Autumn 2023)
  • Largs (expected Winter 2023)