Marks & Spencer to re-open 49 in-store cafés
Marks & Spencer is re-opening 49 of its in-store cafés as it looks to provide customers with beverages while they shop.
The outlets will only sell hot drinks for customers to take away.
The retailer has introduced a range of covid-19 safety measures in the cafés including protective screens at tills, the regular sanitisation of surfaces and pin pads, and signage for social distancing. In addition, staff will be required to wash their hands every half an hour and also after taking cash payments.
An M&S spokesperson said: “Our local cafés will be opening for take away hot drinks only. The 49 chosen are all where the café (which maybe branded ‘Marketplace’ or ‘Coffee to Go’) is located next to the foodhall – meaning customers can pick up a barista coffee whilst doing their food shop. The M&S Café team has prepared rigorous guidance for colleagues and will have extensive signage for customers so they can pick up their coffee safely.”
The re-openings follow a trial of five locations across the UK including High Street Kensington Coffee to Go and Maybrook Canterbury.
Photo by Georgia Hawkins.
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