Marks Spencer Opens Simply Food Store Ashbourne
Thursday, 13 August 2009
Marks & Spencer today opened its brand new Simply Food store in Waterside Park in Ashbourne, creating 55 new jobs for the town.
Stewart Smith, Store Manager, declared the contemporary 8,900 sq ft store open and invited customers to join the celebrations with a glass of champagne and in-store music. Customers also had the chance to win a share of £1,000 worth of M&S Gift Cards.
The Ashbourne Simply Food store stocks more than 2,000 quality food products including ready meals, fresh produce, sandwiches, salads and an extensive range of fine wines and champagne. It offers the popular M&S Ingredients and Cook! ranges and has an in-store bakery providing a selection of breads, cakes and pastries, freshly baked each day.
Along with a wide assortment of food and drink, the Ashbourne Simply Food store stocks a range of clothing essentials, including ladies knitwear, casual tops, lingerie and accessories, plus home accessories, stylish cards and gift wrap, as well as flowers and plants.
The new store also boasts an M&S Café serving a wide choice of refreshments, including Fairtrade tea and coffee, sandwiches, baguettes, pastries and cakes.
Stewart Smith, Marks & Spencer Ashbourne Store Manager, said: "We're delighted to have opened our new store in Ashbourne today.
"We've had a fantastic first day and the initial response from local customers has been that they are thrilled with the range of products and services on offer."
Notes to Editors:
Address: Marks & Spencer Simply Foods
Opening hours: Monday - Saturday 9am - 8pm
Sunday 11am - 5pm