Marks & Spencer to open new Birmingham Bullring store in former Debenhams as chain announces 20 new UK stores

Marks and Spencer has announced that it will be opening 20 new stores this year in a huge £480m investmentMarks and Spencer has announced that it will be opening 20 new stores this year in a huge £480m investment
Marks and Spencer has announced that it will be opening 20 new stores this year in a huge £480m investment

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Marks and Spencer have announced that it will be opening 20 new stores this year, with one at Birmingham’s Bullring shopping centre.

Birmingham will be getting a new Marks and Spencer store this year as the chain has announced that it will be making a huge investment in UK branches. Some of the new Marks and Spencer stores, including the new Birmingham Bullring store will take over vacant Debenhams units as part of the chain’s “commitment to regeneration.”

The new store at Birmingham’s Bullring shopping centre will replace the current Marks and Spencer store on High Street in the city centre, however a date f

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M&S chiefs have said that they will be investing almost half a million pounds to improve existing and new stores over the next year. The huge project will create 3,400 new jobs nationwide.

M&S’s Chief Executive Stuart Machin said: “Stores are a core part of M&S’s omnichannel 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.

“Our investment in stores not only delivers a better experience for customers and colleagues, but it also boosts local communities with new job creation and will help us deliver a more sustainable estate in every sense.”

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Marks and Spencer hopes to create a “seamless” fit for the future experience for its loyal customers. Each M&S store has been designed with local families in mind, with shoppers able to browse the wider aisles and a clear line of sight.

M&S has announced that it will be opening 20 new stores this year in a huge £480m investmentM&S has announced that it will be opening 20 new stores this year in a huge £480m investment
M&S has announced that it will be opening 20 new stores this year in a huge £480m investment

In addition to its store investment, M&S also plans to extend its successful franchise model to expand its partnerships with BP, Moto, SSP and Costa. The announcement of the new stores comes after Marks & Spencer hailed strong Christmas trading, posting record food sales and its highest clothing and home market share for seven years.

M&S has not released the locations for all the new stores, but here’s what we know so far:

New Marks & Spencer stores - confirmed locations

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)

New Marks & Spencer food halls

Stockport (expected Summer 2023)

Barnsley (expected Autumn 2023)

Largs (expected Winter 2023)

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