Marks Spencer Unveils Brand-New Wrexham Store
Thursday, 30 October 2008
Marks & Spencer opened its brand-new 35,000 sq ft full offer store at Eagles Meadow, Wrexham, today, Thursday 30 October, creating 125 new jobs for the area.
The new Wrexham M&S store has replaced the former store in nearby Hope Street.
Store Manager, Geraldine Parkin, cut the ribbon to declare the store open.
Customers joined in the opening day celebrations with a champagne reception and entertainment, including a DJ, stilt walkers and live jazz band. Personal shoppers and stylists were on hand throughout the day and will be in store until Saturday 18 October, giving top tips on key trends for Autumn/Winter.
The new store provides a great selection of fashion for all the family, including the per una range in womenswear, and a selection of homeware.
In the Food Hall more than 2,000 quality Marks & Spencer products including the Cook! and Ingredients ranges, and fine wines, are available and customers can enjoy freshly baked items from an in-store bakery.
The new 80-seat M&S Café serves a wide choice of hot and cold refreshments, including Fairtrade teas and coffees and an assortment of sandwiches, hand-made baguettes, toasted ciabattas and freshly baked pastries and cakes.
Geraldine Parkin, Marks & Spencer Wrexham Store Manager, said: "We are delighted to have opened a brand new bigger and better store in Wrexham, providing our customers with the very best of M&S products.
"We've had a great opening day and very positive initial responses from customers who were impressed with the greater choice available in Wrexham for the first time."
M&S Wrexham has incorporated a number of initiatives in line with Plan A, M&S's 100-point, five year 'eco' plan.
Water saving features such as dual flush toilets and self-closing taps have been fitted in the staff and customer facilities, whilst energy efficient escalators and lighting with movement sensors will help to save energy. Cycle racks have been installed to encourage employees to cycle to the store.
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Notes to Editors:
Marks & Spencer
33 Eagles Meadow
Monday to Thursday 0900 - 2000
Friday 0830 - 1900
Saturday 0830 - 1900
Sunday 1100 - 1700