MARKS & Spencer is planning to open a new food store in a retail park in Co Derry as part of a £2.5 million investment which will create 70 jobs.
The plans involve a new 17,100 sq ft M&S Foodhall, with over 5,000 food and drink products, at Riverside Retail Park in Coleraine.
Philip Conlon, head of region for M&S in the North of Ireland, said: “We are always thinking about how we can deliver great service for our customers.
“We believe that Riverside Retail Park is the ideal location to open a new M&S Foodhall to serve not only the Coleraine area, but the entire North Coast.
“The new Foodhall will provide customers with a bigger and better shopping experience, as well as convenient and accessible car parking.”
The retailer currently employs 2,800 full and part-time employees in Northern Ireland across 21 stores.
A spokesperson for Riverside Retail Park said, “This will be a significant investment in Coleraine of £2.5 million – creating 40 jobs during the construction phase and supporting a further 70 full time and part time jobs when the store is opened and operational.
“Given the economic uncertainty caused by Covid-19 and by Brexit we believe this investment represents a real vote of confidence in Coleraine.”Tags: