Jobs boost with M&S new store opening

M&S will open its Simply Food store in the former JJB Sports unit at the Central Retail Park
Picture: Michael Gillen
M&S will open its Simply Food store in the former JJB Sports unit at the Central Retail Park Picture: Michael Gillen

High Street giants Marks and Spencer has revealed its new Falkirk store will open in the autumn.

The Simply Food outlet will be located at Central Retail Park in the unit previously occupied by JJB Sports.

Over 60 jobs will be recruited by the opening – the latest in a series of similar stores being launched across the country by the major retailer.

Initially, shoppers were concerned that the company could be planning to close the current Falkirk store and relocate its entire operation to the retail park.

But this was denied by M&S who said: “We remain committed to the existing store and any new store will 
complement our existing offering.”

Yesterday (Wednesday), an M&S spokesperson said: “We’re looking forward to opening a new M&S Foodhall at the Falkirk Retail Park in the Autumn.

“M&S Falkirk will bring 61 new jobs to the area, ranging from customer assistants to visual merchandising and hospitality.

“Those wishing to find out more or apply should visit the M&S careers website.”