LONDON-Marks & Spencer is set to roll out its new Simply Food format in Northern Ireland Agent the Whelan Partnership has been instructed to find up to ten sites across the province: three in Belfast with the remainder on High Streets in the larger provincial towns.

M&S launched the Simply Food format in London last year and now it is rolling it out across south-east England. Marks & Spencer is planning to open up to 150 Simply Food stores throughout the UK over the next three years. The stores typically trade out of 2,500- to 3,500-sf of retail space and require another 2,000 sf for storage and offices.

Graham Sorah, Divisional Executive for Marks & Spencer in Northern Ireland said, “Marks & Spencer is delighted to play a part in the further economicdevelopment of Northern Ireland.

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