15 May, 2019

Look What's Up and Coming in Archway

Our new Simply Food store in North London’s Archway may be small in size (6,500sq feet), but it’s certainly not small in its offering to the people of this up and coming area. Right at the heart of Archway’s new development and next door to its bustling tube station, this is the ideal store for customers on the move. Whether you’re popping in for your morning commute coffee, craving an afternoon snack from our in-store bakery or picking up your weekly shop with click and collect, you can enjoy the convenience that our brand-new store brings.

Our new addition to Archway’s growing retail scene will act as a trial store for our new fridges that will now be associated with all Food openings as well as being under the new brand name M&S Food. This comes at a time of great change in both M&S and Archway’s image. The positioning of the Islington Borough neighbourhood on the energetic Northern line has boosted the area’s popularity. And a change in thinking has meant that our M&S stores are getting a new look too. That’s what makes this opening so perfect.

Jessica Edwards, Store Manager of Archway Simply Food is extremely excited for the opportunity to open her first store with M&S. “The location is absolutely ideal in terms of being right next to the tube station and having the benefit of being located close to the hospital. This area has a lot of potential for more development over the next few years and I think M&S are being very savvy choosing Archway as a site to expand Simply Food.”

But, what will happen to the Holloway Road Simply Food store? This will close the week before our new store opens, with many of our colleagues moving with us. However, there will be spaces for new friendly faces to join our Archway team too. We’re currently looking for Salesfloor Customer Assistants, Store Operations Customer Assistants, In Store Bakery Assistants, a Fire Health and Safety Officer and an Admin Assistant. So, if you’re up for a challenge, why not apply for a role here.

Inside M&S