New M&S foodhall on site of cities historic fruitmarket


A new M&S Foodhall is soon set to open on the site of the Capital’s old Chesser Avenue fruit market.

The fruit market site closed in 2002 but over the last two years has been transformed to create the new West Edinburgh Retail Park.

The M&S Foodhall will officially join the line-up for the new retail park when it opens its doors to customers at 10am on Wednesday 27 April, bringing 60 new jobs to the area.

The 9,000 sq. ft. store will provide shoppers with more than 4,500 food and drink products, while a 42 seater café, which will offer a takeaway menu, will provide a welcome addition to the local community.

The store will include the very best of M&S’s innovative food products, including the new Spirit of Summer range which celebrates flavors from the Americas with 300 delicious food and drink items. The retailer’s new street food-inspired summer range also makes for perfect picnic snacks. Customers can choose from the likes of ham and cheese pastries, Peruvian chicken kebabs or Cajun spiced plantain chips and flavorsome drinks, such as a papaya Pina Colada cocktail.

Alyson Crombie, Store Manager, said: “Our new store at Chesser marks an exciting milestone in the redevelopment of the old fruit market site and we can’t wait to open our doors this month.

“It’s fantastic that we’ve been able to recruit local people from the surrounding areas to work at the store.

“We’re really looking forward to becoming part of the Chesser community and getting to know our local customers here. We hope lots of people come out to join us on the 27th!”

The new retail park will offer shoppers with 286 free car parking spaces. As well as a food ordering service, customers will also be able to take advantage of the popular “Shop Your Way” next day delivery service, which gives shoppers the option to have their M& orders delivered to the store for free.

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