New M&S foodhall set to open

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Fifty jobs will be created when retail giant Marks & Spencer opens a huge new food hall in Doncaster next month.

M&S is the latest business to set up at Wheatley Hall Road Retail Park.

Bosses say the 9,500 sq ft store will offer customers more than 6,200 food and drink lines including seasonal fresh produce and award-winning beers and wines.

The new store will also feature a bakery with a range of speciality breads, pastries and cakes freshly baked in-store each day.

Shoppers can also use the ‘Shop Your Way’ service, where customers order from the M&S catalogue in-store or marksandspencer.com, with free next day in-store delivery and collection.

Store manager Bernadette Barkham said they were delighted to be opening in the town.

She said: “We’re thrilled to be bringing the very best of M&S food to Doncaster next month.

“We’re confident that our high quality offering will appeal to locals, as well as those in the surrounding areas, and the store is a great addition to the Wheatley Hall Road Retail Park.

“I’m looking forward to welcoming customers when we open our doors at 10am on Wednesday, May 27.”

The £3million five-a-side football complex, Goals, opened last weekend.

The centre, which is situated on Worcester Avenue, just off Wheatley Hall Road, has been built on the former Crompton Lighting factory.

The complex includes ten rubber-based, floodlit pitches, each named after world famous stadiums such as Wembley and the Stade de France.

General manager Simon Williams said: “We are looking forward to welcoming thousands of people from all over Doncaster and beyond over the coming months.

“I’ve been working at the centre in Sheffield for ten years and we’ve got lots of big plans for what we’re going to do here.”

Each pitch is self-contained but two pitches have an added attraction – cameras which ‘cam capture’ the action on the pitch so classic goals, moments of skill and controversial moments can all be replayed and saved for posterity.

Simon added: “The cameras play back the footage in the bar so people watching can see it.

“The clips can also be saved to Facebook, so if any player scores a great goal they can show to their mates just how good it was.

The centre is open from 10am to 11pm seven days a week.