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Marks and Spencer confirms 2021 return to Newark




Marks and Spencer has confirmed it will be opening a new 12,000sq ft food store at Merchant City Ltd’s Maltings Retail Park, Newark, in 2021.

The store will be designed to appeal to M&S’s target family-aged customer, with a wide product offering and a focus on fresh produce, including an in-house bakery.

As well as the new food offering, customers will also be able to use M&S’s click & collect service, enabling them to order clothing and home products with next day collection.

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The Maltings Retail Park, off Northgate, will provide a new five-unit, 73,000 sq ft shopping destination in Newark.

The construction of the first two units, including the M&S unit, will commence in early 2020.

Zoe Gibbard, head of region for the East Midlands, said: “We’re excited to unveil our plans to open a new store in Newark.

The former M&S store on Stodman Street, Newark, which is one of the largest retail spaces in town.
The former M&S store on Stodman Street, Newark, which is one of the largest retail spaces in town.

"Customer shopping habits are changing, so it’s important we reflect the way they want to shop and seamlessly integrating our in-store and online experiences.

"Our new store will offer local families the best fresh and seasonal produce, alongside a fantastic offering from our in-store Bakery.

"We look forward to sharing more details as the launch approaches in 2021.”

Phil Rowe, development director at Merchant City Ltd, said: “We are delighted to have secured M&S as a high-quality anchor store for exciting new development.

"The commitment of M&S confirms that the Maltings Retail Park will be a leading retail destination in Newark, and we look forward to announcing other retailers in the near future."

M&S quit the Newark high street in April when it shut up shop on Stodman Street as part of a national programme of closures.

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