UK retailer Mark & ââSpencer has reached an agreement to sell some of its food products at Costa Coffee outlets, the companies said.
From spring next year, over 30 M&S food products, including sandwiches and salads, will be available at over 2,500 Costa Coffee stores across the UK as well as through drive-thru lanes. .
Costa, owned by Coca-Cola Co, is Britain’s largest coffeehouse chain.
“Culinary experience of the highest quality”
Commenting on the deal, Neil Lake, Managing Director of Costa Coffee UK&I, said: âFollowing the recent launch of our incredible new party menu, we are delighted to bring even more joie de vivre by announcing a new food collaboration with M&S Food, launched next year. .
âThis collaboration with M&S Food will build on our existing food range and help us achieve our ambition of becoming the first choice for customers who buy food and coffee on the go. We will use our shared expertise to develop a food experience of the highest quality, freshness and value – all served with perfectly crafted Costa coffee.
M&S said the move supports its strategy to make the retailer “more relevant, more often to families.” The move will further expand access to the M&S Foods range across the UK, in neighborhoods, shopping streets and retail parks.
Last week, M&S beat first half profit guidance and improved its earnings outlook for the second time this year, sending its action soaring on bets as one of Britain’s most elusive turnarounds could finally materialize.
Elsewhere, the retailer told the UK government that proposals by the European Union to facilitate the transit of goods to Northern Ireland risked increasing the administrative burden rather than reducing it.
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