Marks & Spencer is opening a brand new store in Newry later this year.
The retailer currently has an outlet at the Buttercrane.
But it will make the move to newly-built premises at the nearby Quays Shopping Centre.
The move is expected to create new jobs on top of the 110 current employees, all of whom will relocate to the Quays.
The new 30,000 sq ft store will offer customers quality M&S clothing and homeware, with a ‘Foodhall’ that stocks over 5,000 food and drink products.
The relocation means that customers will benefit from ample convenient and accessible car parking and extended opening hours.
The store will continue to offer the popular Collect in Store and Food to Order services. Collect in Store enables customers to shop online and collect their purchase in store the very next day. Food to Order offers customers great options for entertaining – from party platters to luxurious finger foods and sandwiches.
Siobhan Ruck, M&S Newry Store Manager, said: “We’re always thinking about how we can deliver great service for our customers. In Newry this means relocating to The Quays which will provide our customers with more convenient, accessible car parking and extended opening hours.
“All colleagues from our existing Newry store will transfer to the new store and we know they’ll continue to bring their passion, experience and dedication to serving local customers.
“As a local girl, I am committed to working with residents and customers to make a difference locally and am keen to continue to work in partnership with local businesses to deliver a vibrant shopping experience at our new store.”
Commenting on the announcement, Parker Green’s Managing Director, Dr Gerard O’Hare said: “We are delighted to welcome Marks & Spencer to the Quays Shopping Complex which is already home to some of the UK and Ireland’s most prestigious retail brands.
“This latest 20 million pound investment will create many new jobs both during construction and when operational, provide our loyal customers with the highest quality of choice and reinforce that both the Quays Complex and Newry City Centre remains as the premier location for retail.”
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