M&S opens second new-format food store featuring urban farming


Marks & Spencer has today opened its second new-format food store in Clapham, south London, complete with a vertical-farming solution.

The store, called SW11, was designed to help “provide more sustainable solutions” for the retailer in a partnership with Infarm.

It is the second iteration of a new-look Food design, pioneered by M&S food managing director Stuart Machin, to better showcase the store’s full range, and includes larger fresh displays, a new bakery and more plastic-free produce.

The first new-look store opened in Hempstead Valley in Kent last month.

The Clapham store has a few new innovations that aren’t in the Kent store, including a glitter-ball pizza oven and fresh herbs grown and sold in store through the partnership with Berlin vertical-food company Infarm.

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