A new retailer is opening its doors at Manor Walks shopping centre in Cramlington, Northumberland.
M&S Simply Food will open its 9,000 sq ft store on Manor Walks’ Westmorland Retail Park today offering more than 4,500 food and drink lines, an in-store bakery and 50-seat M&S Café.
The retailer has created more than 50 jobs and is the second national brand to open at Manor Walks this month, following the arrival of Hungry Horse, which unveiled a 5,791 sq ft pub restaurant on the south mall, creating 35 jobs.
Manor Walks’ general manager, Bruno Coppola, said: “We are delighted to welcome M&S Simply Food to Manor Walks which will offer the community further options to enhance their shopping experience at the centre.
“We’re proud to have attracted a large number of high-profile brands, including M&S and Hungry Horse, to Manor Walks and we’re constantly looking for ways to further enhance our existing customer offer.
“As the centre grows, so does my confidence that we are cementing Cramlington as a major retail and leisure destination.
“Since the start of the redevelopment works at Manor Walks we have seen a 5% growth in weekly footfall figures at the centre and we anticipate this figure will increase further as we bring more popular brands to Cramlington.
“Today’s official opening of M&S Simply Food, which invites shoppers to celebrate with an in-store Prosecco bar and the chance to win gift vouchers, has generated a great deal of excitement and we are proud to have such a premium brand at Manor Walks.”