Largest M&S Food store in Scotland opens in Straiton

Marks & Spencer has today (Wednesday) opened its largest M&S Food store in Scotland, in Straiton.

Wednesday, 2nd December 2020, 2:07 pm
PIC LISA FERGUSON 01/12/2020 Marks & Spencer's new grocery store in Straiton.

The store opened at 9am and the 100-strong team welcomed customers, helping them get everything they need whilst enjoying the new M&S offer.

Located in Straiton Retail Park, the new 15,000 square foot store is home to a large greengrocer-style fresh market, offering M&S Select Farms produce. The store also offers a pick your own eggs station where customers can self-select any number of eggs, tailoring their box to their preference according to egg size, type and yolk colour.

The store will be led by Store Manager, Thomas Tierney, alongside his team of 100 colleagues.

PIC LISA FERGUSON 01/12/2020

M&S’s previous location in Straiton closed yesterday, in line with the new opening, with colleagues moving across to the new store.

Mr Tierney said: “We’re delighted to open our new store in Straiton today. The last few weeks have been spent putting the finishing touches in store and making sure all our measures are in place to support customers, so they can shop with confidence.

“It’s brilliant to now be open in time for the festive season – chatting with customers today it’s fantastic to see them get excited about our new Christmas products, as well as shop for all the essentials. Our new store also offers Click & Collect, which means customers can shop for the full Clothing & Home collections via M&S.com.

“I’d like to say a big thank you to the team, who have been amazing getting the store ready. We’re all so excited show the community all that Scotland’s largest Food store has to offer.”

Local customer, Lisa Whigham from Loanhead, was one of the first customers through the doors.

She said: “I’ve been an avid shopper at M&S for years and I now feel spoilt for choice with all that my local M&S has to offer. The pick your own eggs station is particularly exciting – I love that I can now choose my perfect yolk for poached eggs, and know which ones are best for frying!”

The store is located at Foodhall Unit 2B, Straiton Retail Park, Loanhead, Scotland EH20 9PW, and is open Monday – Friday, 8am – 9pm, Saturday 8am – 8pm and Sunday 9am – 7pm. M&S Straiton will offer extended shopping hours which will gradually increase up until Christmas and from the 21st – 23rd December, the Food store will be open until midnight.