It’s time – after anticipation, Marks & Spencer has reopened its amazing, upgraded store at St David’s in Cardiff.
With local Welsh suppliers who work with M&S and a very smartly dressed Percy Pig (wearing his Welsh bowtie) by his side, M&S Store Manager Paul Lewis declared the store ‘agor’, proudly cutting the M&S ribbon.
On the day, M&S gave away , golden tickets to the first 200 customers through the door with a guaranteed prize including free bags of Percy Pigs, freshly baked cookies from the M&S bakery, or a £200 voucher.
The revamped M&S is home to a modern, fresh market-feel Foodhall complete with new displays and features, sure to ‘wow’. Plus, an easier to navigate, new and improved Clothing and Home department, spanning the same three floors as before.
In the new-look Foodhall, customers can find fresh fruit and veg aisles brimming with the best quality produce.
Highlights include fresh displays brimming with great quality and trusted value produce from M&S Select Farms (brilliant value Fresh Market specials this week include sweetheart cabbages for just 65p and a bag of British cox apples for only 85p). As well as this, the new instore bakery is offering a wide range of freshly baked breads, cakes and pastries daily, including the latest M&S Collect Sourdough loaves and the brand-new M&S Collection Christmas Sourdough, created and supplied by family run Welsh bakers Village Jones Bakery, based in Wrexham. The festive Sourdough is packed with fried crispy onions, sage and cranberries, and topped with whole pumpkin seeds – YUMMY!
With a new range of the M&S Remarksable products – including Super Soft sliced bread, RSPCA Assured fresh milk, and beef mince from trusted M&S Select Farmers – the new Foodhall delivers trusted value for local customers and makes it easier than ever for families to do their weekly shop at M&S Cardiff.
A new ‘hot food on the move’ area and a bigger and better variety of flowers and plants, arranged in a modern neon-lit display, help create a better and fresher shopping experience.
Joining the re-opening day celebrations was M&S’ local Welsh supplier Castle Dairies who make a range of great tasting Welsh butter for M&S stores.
Emily Mulligan, Account Manager from Castle Dairies, said: “We’ve worked with M&S for two years and are always so proud to be invited along to store events. We love to interact with our customers in Wales and hear what they think of our product. Congratulations to the store team on the Cardiff renovation – the Foodhall looks great, and the customers seem to be loving the enhanced shopping experience already.”
The revamped M&S Cardiff is one of the first in Wales to offer a refurbished Clothing & Home department across all three floors. With new table layouts, lighting and digital services, customers can notice a brighter and more modern look and feel when shopping the latest Autumn / Winter collections across womenswear, kidswear and menswear.
New digital click and collect, return machines and self-service tills make it more efficient and more enjoyable for all to shop, collect, drop off and return.
Paul Lewis, Store Manager at M&S Cardiff, said: “We are thrilled to welcome so many customers to the official ‘re-opening’ of the Cardiff M&S, to showcase all the new modern features to the Foodhall and the Clothing & Home departments. With a huge focus on convenience, value and experience, the new revamp brings new digital features and allows space for different products to be sold. Whether customers are popping in for a full family shop or Christmas shopping, we look forward to welcoming Cardiff shoppers!”
Helen Morgan, Centre Director at St David’s Cardiff, said: “We’re thrilled to be on the journey with M&S to offer guests of St David’s something new and modern which will enhance their shopping experience. The shopping centre is gearing up for its busiest time of the year and we’re sure a brighter, better and fresher M&S will make Christmas gift and food shopping even more enjoyable. We can’t wait to see it.”
The new store is designed with customers and local families at its heart, making it easier to shop than ever before; plus, with a huge new range of great value M&S Remarksable products, it’s so easy (and delicious!) for customers to do their full weekly food shop at M&S Cardiff.
With hundreds of parking spots available at St David’s Cardiff, the Cardiff store is ideal for family shopping or popping in on the commute home. Customers can follow M&S Cardiff on Tik Tok and Facebook for all the latest updates on the store and be the first to hear exciting product news.