UK news M&S announces strict new rules from April 12 as stores reopen last minute news
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Breaking News ! Marks and Spencer has shared a set of strict new rules for customers to follow from Monday (April 12) when non-essential retail opens. The retailer will keep measures including a colleague greeting customers at the door, along with new digitally powered services, which will enable customers to " Shop Your Way ". M&S’s Head of Clothing & Home for Retail, Alison Grainger said: “We know lots of customers are excited about dressing up for picnics and alfresco dining with friends & family and our stores will be bursting with tiered dresses, pretty tops and new seasonal denim. "Whilst it’s no longer all just about loungewear, as you would expect we’re going to be dedicating more space to casualwear in our shops than pre-pandemic. "In-store customers will also see wardrobe-essentials redefined - with relaxed t-shirts and sweats which have now become mainstays updated in fresh, vibrant colours. "Optimistic slogan tops have been popular online, and I think lots of customers will pick these up when they visit us in-store.” Find the latest news in your area: Customers at 250 stores that sell lingerie can choose from a contact-free bra fit from its expert colleagues, or a virtual at-home appointment with an M&S expert via video, Birmingham Live reports. M&S is offering 8pm cut off for free next day pick up at over 800 stores via Click & Collect. Nearly 100 M&S Cafes will be open for takeaway, with 14 also open for ‘dine-out' in dedicated outdoor seating areas.
. Additionally, M&S is expanding its popular on-the-spot payment service Pay With Me – introduced in the run-up to Christmas to help bust queues at 200 of its busiest foodhalls – to 50 of its top lingerie stores.
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M&S is also set to boost one of its most popular rewards for customers shopping with Sparks, with every M&S store, every day set to reward one lucky Sparks customer with their entire shopping for free. Sacha Berendji, M&S Retail, Ops & Property Director said: “The last year has accelerated many of the trends and shopping patterns we were seeing pre-crisis, and we have responded as part of our Never the Same Again transformation programme to build a shopping experience that’s fit for the future and one that enables customers to shop the way they want. "As we start to reopen our Clothing & Home space, we’ve pulled out all the stops to deliver the stylish, relevant products our customers are searching for, and help deliver a more flexible, easier and rewarding shopping experience for our customers so that they have everything they need to be ready to bring on the summer.” List of 14 M&S cafes to offer ‘dine-out’ in dedicated outdoor seating from 12 April: Acorn Park Crawley Anlaby Hull SF Berkhamsted SF Bidston Moss Exeter Handforth Dean Kingsley Village Kingswood Hull SF Longbridge Meole Brace Shrewsbury Newport Isle of Wight Thurrock Walkden SF Waterlooville SF
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