Iconic British apparel brand and department store chain Marks & Spencer has announced the opening of its 100th Store in India. The company entered the country in 2001 and since then, has been growing its presence steadily over the last two decades.
Situated at the ever-busy Linking Road in Mumbai, the 22,000 square feet retail haven showcases the brand’s latest Autumn Winter collections across menswear, womenswear, lingerie, beauty, and homeware.
Laura Padfield, Head of International, Marks & Spencer said “We’re thrilled to be celebrating what is a real milestone moment here in India with the opening of our one hundredth store in Mumbai with an offer that combines style, quality and innovation. It’s an exciting time for M&S and our partner, Reliance Retail, as we build an estate of brand defining stores across the country and further grow our online presence through our flagship website and the M&S India App. Congratulations Team India!”
Ritesh Mishra, Managing Director, Marks & Spencer Reliance India Pvt Ltd. said, “I thank our 5 million+ consumers who have wholeheartedly embraced M&S’s enduring style & quality, shopped our seasonal collections with so much love, and propelled us to extend our reach leading to the 100th store launch. This milestone also stands as a testament to the unwavering dedication of our 2000+ colleagues who tirelessly ensure our cherished customers discover new reasons to adore the brand every day!”
Located across top metros and emerging markets, M&S operates over 1.10 mn (11,00,000 sq. ft) of retail estate across 36 cities in India and employs over 2,000 people. Key markets for M&S include Bangalore, NCR, Mumbai, Hyderabad and Chennai where 60% of its stores are located.
The retail chain operates 40 stores markets such as Aurangabad, Bhubaneshwar, Coimbatore, Chandigarh, Guwahati, Indore, Jalandhar, Jaipur, Kanpur, Kochi, Lucknow, Mangalore, Nashik, Pune, Ranchi, Surat, Trissur, Vadodara and more.
The brand will be opening six new stores over the next six months combined with its online business through its flagship website and M&S India App which now facilitates deliveries across 28,000 pin codes nationwide.