The new M&S Foodhall in Doncaster opened its doors to customers for the first time today, with customers from all over Doncaster taking in the delights of the new store.
A traditional ribbon cutting took place to mark the occasion with Store Manager Bernadette Barkham and members of staff.
Following the official opening at 10am at Wheatley Hall Road Retail Park, shoppers were invited to peruse over 6,200 quality M&S food and drink lines along with a selection of flowers, cards and gift wrap. The Foodhall also features an in-store bakery offering a range of speciality breads, pastries and cakes, freshly baked each day.
Store Manager, Bernadette Barkham, said: “After working hard to prepare the store for its launch, we were thrilled to open our doors at Wheatley Hall Road Retail Park this morning. There were crowds of shoppers at the opening, all eager to see what the new store has to offer.
“We’re confident that our quality offering, along with our in-store bakery, will appeal to locals, as well as those from the surrounding areas, and the store is a great addition to Wheatley Hall Road Retail Park. I am excited to continue welcoming customers through our doors in the upcoming months.”
Denis Copeland, Centre Manager for Wheatley Retail Park, said: “We are pleased to welcome the M&S Foodhall to Wheatley. It is a great addition to the park and provides shoppers with more variety whilst complementing our existing line-up.”
Maureen Roarty from Doncaster was one of the first customers in the new store. Maureen commented: “I’m so pleased we have an M&S Foodhall at Wheatley Hall Road Retail Park. I’ve been watching the store develop over the last couple of weeks and I was really excited to be at the opening. It’s nice to have a little bit of luxury on our doorstep.”
The store also provides the popular ‘Shop Your Way’ service, giving customers the choice of ordering from M&S.com in-store or online, with the added benefit of free next day in-store delivery and collection.
The M&S Foodhall at Wheatley Hall Road Retail Park is open between 8am and 8pm Monday to Friday, 8am and 7pm on Saturdays and 10.30am to 4.30pm on Sundays, with free parking available at the retail park.