M&S confirms commitment to Carrick over new food outlet

High street chain store Marks and Spencer has reiterated its commitment to Carrickfergus amid concerns over a branch closure in Northern Ireland.

Tuesday, 15th January 2019, 11:56 am
Updated Tuesday, 15th January 2019, 11:59 am
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It is feared that the future of the chain’s outlet shop at The Junction may be in jeopardy.

Simon Layton, head of region for Marks and Spencer Northern Ireland, said: “Our commitment to ongoing food expansion in Northern Ireland will continue with the opening of a new store in Carrickfergus this summer.”

Construction work has commenced at the Belfast Road site of the new M&S food outlet in Carrick.

The site is due to be handed over to M&S in June 2019 which is expected to be followed by an eight-week fitting out period.

M&S has already stated that the opening of the new M&S branch is due to take place next summer.