M&S celebrates milestone 50th anniversary of trading in NI
HIGH street retailer Marks and Spencer marks 50 years of trading in Northern Ireland today.
The company opened its first store in Donegall Place on September 7 1967 and to celebrate the retailer's milestone 50th anniversary a series of events are held in the Belfast city centre store.
Food tastings and styling sessions are among the events while customers can also visit a temporary exhibition featuring highlights from the Marks and Spencer archive including trends and artefacts from the last 50 years.
M&S traded fully throughout the Troubles and has since expanded to 20 stores employing 3,000 people.
New stores have recently been announced at Aldergrove and Carrickfergus, as well as a relocation of the Newry store to The Quays Shopping Complex.
The retailer also announced today it will open a new food hall in Craigavon next year.
Today, we're celebrating 50 years in Northern Ireland! We’re proud to have been great friends through the years. Here’s to 50 more! pic.twitter.com/sVwhtk9fcI— M&S (@marksandspencer) September 7, 2017