M&S has announced its new Simply Food shop is going to open in Wanstead on Thursday 10 October.
As well as ready meals and lunches the shop says it will have an in-store bakery serving artisan breads such as sourdough and spelt loaves, and will serve takeaway coffee.
People have been wondering for some months now whether the shop would actually open following a long period with no news. But the shop manager Deborah Cunningham today said: “We are really excited to become part of the community here in Wanstead and look forward to welcoming our new customers on 10 October as we unveil the new store. We’ll have some fantastic new products from the autumn range, ideal for when those chillier nights start to draw in, as well as providing busy commuters and professionals with convenient Food on the Move options throughout the day – from takeaway coffees to healthy lunches and snacks.”
M&S said 42 people would be employed at the shop. It will provide Click and Collect. Opening hours will be from 7am – 10pm on Monday to Saturday and 9am – 7pm on Sundays.