and fresh produce for the first time
Customers can now add the Yas Mall store to one of the many ways to shop Marks & Spencer food in Abu Dhabi including Deliveroo, and InstaShop applications
The latest news follows Marks & Spencer stores in Dubai Festival City Mall and Mall of the Emirates expanding its food hall space to cater to customer demand
Leading British retailer Marks & Spencer, operated by the Al-Futtaim Group has announced the relaunch of its Yas Mall, Abu Dhabi store. The 25,000 square foot boutique concept store offers a contemporary look and feel, with all new interiors that centre around optimising the customer experience. The sleek design showcases the very best of the British brand’s premium food offering with over 1,100 new grocery lines including the addition of over 400 new chilled food products as well as fresh fruit and vegetables, to a brand-new Marks & Spencer Café concept and much-loved clothing and accessories.
For the very first time, customers at the Yas Mall store will have access to the best of Marks & Spencer’s mouth-watering food with over 1,500 premium items to choose from including delicious vegan options and fresh everyday fruit and vegetables. Shoppers can also pick up store cupboard favourites such as authentic Italian pasta and show-stopping freezer food featuring high-quality classics including indulgent desserts. Whilst customers looking to incorporate more plant-based foods into their diets can feast on the award-winning Plant Kitchen range, developed with a ‘flavour first’ mentality. And for special occasions, Marks & Spencer customers really are spoilt for choice with a variety of antipasti, over 35 luxury cheese products and impressive desserts to choose from, taking anyone’s taste buds on a culinary journey.
The relaunched store also houses a brand-new 1,500 square foot Marks & Spencer Café for those who want to pick up food while on the move or dine-in, which can seat up to 50. Serving a variety of delicious meals for the whole family to enjoy, customers can choose from a brand-new look and a selection of baked treats, to delicious healthy smoothies, a wide selection of soups, salads, & sandwiches, as well as British classics such as Fish and Chips and a traditional Afternoon Tea.
Nick Batey, General Manager, Marks & Spencer MENA, said: “The relaunch of our Yas Mall store marks yet another milestone for us as we look to grow our food market across the UAE to bring customers greater choice with quality products for the whole family. Over the past 12 months, we have focused our efforts on expanding our range of fresh produce, groceries, household items, and the introduction of branded products to complement the Marks & Spencer range. We’re excited that customers visiting our Yas Mall store will now be able to shop over 400 new chilled products and enjoy dining at our new café.”
News of the relaunch of the Yas Mall store follows Marks & Spencer introducing several new ways to shop the brand’s food, which now includes M&S food delivery application, Deliveroo and InstaShop in Abu Dhabi and Dubai stores.
Established in the 1930s as a trading business, Al-Futtaim Group today is one of the most diversified and progressive, privately held regional businesses headquartered in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
Structured into five operating divisions; automotive, financial services, real estate, retail, and health; employing more than 42,000 employees in more than 20 countries in the Middle East, Asia, and Africa, we partner with over 200 of the world’s most admired and innovative brands.
Al-Futtaim’s entrepreneurship and relentless customer focus enables the organization to continue to grow and expand; responding to the changing needs of our customers within the societies in which we operate.
By upholding our values of respect, excellence, collaboration, integrity; Al-Futtaim continues to enrich the lives and aspirations of our customers each and every day.
About Marks & Spencer
Operated by the Al-Futtaim Group since 1997, the Marks & Spencer Al-Futtaim franchise partnership boasts 85 stores located across MENA and Asia, selling high quality, and great value clothing, beauty, home, and food. Established in 1884, Marks & Spencer is one of the UK’s leading retailers, with over 137 years of British heritage and pride in being special and different. Marks & Spencer ensure that 100% of its cotton for clothing is now more responsibly sourced, working in partnership with the Better Cotton Initiative (BCI) for over 10 years. In addition, Marks & Spencer use Fairtrade, organic and recycled cotton in its clothing. Whilst for its food range, Marks & Spencer has been leading standards across the industry, including becoming the first retailer to sell 100% free-range eggs. Marks & Spencer have strong heritage of sourcing with integrity and ensure its products are good quality, great value and responsibly sourced to meet its customers’ expectations.
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