M&S colleagues are working around the clock to feed the nation safely #AllInThisTogether
All M&S Foodhalls in the West Midlands and Shropshire are open and have all the fresh food and essentials you need.
Shelves are being re-stocked throughout the day and M&S delivery drivers and suppliers are going the extra mile to ensure a good supply of essentials, alongside all of your M&S favourites.
You can rely on M&S for quality fresh food, from fruit and vegetables, to meat, fish and poultry and fresh bread from store bakeries. And from this weekend, 100% of M&S strawberries will be British, supporting the wonderful British growers.
Helping you get the food you need, anytime and every time
M&S has been stocking up on even more family essentials, including 200+ ReMarksable Value products. In addition, it has daily fresh deliveries of our restaurant quality prepared meals including Indian, Chinese, Italian and our new Gastropub range.
In the grocery department, M&s has been improving availability across all the essentials, including tinned food, dried goods, cereals and washing and cleaning products as well as all those M&S family favourites and special treats, including its iconic Percy Pig sweets.
For those looking to try a new recipe or mix-up your favourite dishes, the Cook With M&S collection includes great value store cupboard essentials such as pastes and seasonings, starting at just £1. Find delicious food inspiration for eating in, including family recipes and video content at marksandspencer.com
How M&S is helping the community
M&S has introduced a brand new initiative to provide an easy in-store payment method to support volunteers shopping on behalf of the most vulnerable, older and self-isolating customers.
Its ‘We’re All in this Together’ E-gift Cards can be purchased online and work using a unique code which is sent to the email address provided during online checkout.
The volunteer shopper simply provides the unique barcode on their phone at the self-checkout or reads their E-Gift Card number to a colleague at the till to the M&S colleague at the till, and the value is deducted from the customer's E-gift Card balance. It's a great way to keep the fridges and cupboards of vulnerable customers well stocked without having to worry about exchanging cash or bank cards.
M&S has also reserved the first hour of trading for older and vulnerable customers, and for our brilliant NHS and emergency workers, along with health and social carers.
How M&S Food is going the extra mile
M&S stores are keeping customers and colleagues happy and healthy so they can keep their families well. Stores are carefully managing the number of people shopping at any one time and have introduced floor markings to ensure a two metre space is maintained between customers as well as installing protective perspex screens at checkouts. Full details of the safety measures can be found at M&S’s COVID-19 support page.
M&S has also expanded its range within its 46 hospital stores across the UK, including in Bristol, to ensure key workers in our NHS have access to fresh food and essentials. This means hospital workers can get all they need for lunch, evening meals and stock their cupboards with the basics. And M&S is also continuing to maintain food surplus redistribution through its Neighbourly scheme.
Stuart Machin, Managing Director of M&S Food, said: “We are fully committed to keeping our customers and colleagues well, in support of the government’s efforts to protect our NHS and save lives. We’re working closely to get the freshest food from our farms and suppliers as quickly as possible, and working round the clock to fill shelves, no matter what time you shop. We’re also introducing extra measures to help customers shop and colleagues work safely.”
Feeding minds as well as tummies!
This week M&S launched a series of activities on its social media channels, with something new for families to enjoy every day of the week.
Its team of experts are sharing top tips with everything from inspirational family recipes from chef Chris Baber, including helpful hacks to use up those cupboard essentials to family-friendly mini-workouts and tips on channelling a positive mindset from Faisal Abdalla (aka Mr PMA - Positive Mental Attitude).
M&S also has exciting activities linked to its popular Little Garden campaign including fun quizzes and challenges that kids and parents can enjoy together.