It was exciting times last week for people who live in Sheldon (Birmingham) because a new M&S Foodhall opened! I was kindly invited along to the new store on opening day which was Wednesday 25th September.
The store is located at Sheldon Retail Park led by Store Manager Sara Jones. I had the pleasure of meeting Sara during my visit and she was extremely friendly and happy to help in any way. As I walked around the store, all of the staff seemed approachable and I witnessed a few of them assisting customers with smiles on their faces which is lovely to see!
To celebrate the store opening, M&S Sheldon gave away exclusive Golden Tickets to the first 200 customers through the doors. These ranged from £5 to £25 ‘spend now’ vouchers, along with one £200 gift card and two £100 gift cards. As you can imagine, this meant there was a huge number of people that attended the store opening at 10am!
There was also a surprise visit from M&S’s very own Penny Pig, who gave an extra special welcome to the customers.
The store offers thousands of M&S’s quality and great value food products perfect for the whole family. M&S Sheldon also offer the full range of M&S clothing and home products via its free Click & Collect service. You can opt for next day pickup from the store if the order is placed online by 10pm the night before!
If customers are looking for extra inspiration whilst in store, the new M&S team will be providing foodie tips for shoppers by sharing their own M&S favorite products via in-store signage, bespoke badges and conversations. This was launched for over 1,000 M&S stores last year as a way to harness the endorsement power of the 53,000 M&S employees. You can read more about this here.
I took a few photos of different areas whilst in the new store including the bakery, where everything is baked fresh. I must say it all looked delicious!
I also took a photo of the wines, which were very neat and tidy.
M&S Sheldon are already getting into the festive mood with their Christmas products …… yes I know it’s a little early yet but they also have their Halloween section in store too!
They also have a delightful selection of fresh fruit and veg!
And who can forget about Percy pig sweets, I had to take a photo of the sweets!
New Range – Cook with M&S
M&S has recently launched a new range called – Cook with M&S. This range includes over 170 foodie hacks and shortcut ingredients to make cooking dinner suer easy.
Chef Chris Baber has also created some easy and speedy family recipes which look amazing!
I was given the opportunity to try one of the recipes myself, so I chose the ‘Best Roast Chicken’ recipe which was absolutely awesome. It was super easy to prepare and cook as promised!
It tasted awesome as well, here is a photo:
Other recipes that Chris has created include:
- Smokey Sausage Cassoulet
- Quick Fishcakes with Pea & Mint Mash
- Easy Aubergine Parmigiana
- Mushroom & Lentil Bolognese
- Fig Upside Down Cake
I guarantee you are likely to find something from these recipes that you will really enjoy!
All in all the new M&S store in Sheldon is brilliant and I really enjoyed my visit. The staff were all awesome and super friendly. I guarantee that you will love the new store so why don’t you head over there to check it out for yourself at some point!