Marks & Spencer switches online warehouse to food box delivery

M&S's Castle Donington ecommerce warehouse is now processing food box orders

Marks & Spencer has adapted capacity at its online warehouse to enable the processing of food parcels for vulnerable shoppers during the coronavirus crisis.

M&S said it has switched capacity at its Castle Donington ecommerce warehouse from clothing and home – its prime purpose – into food “in response to strong customer demand” for the food boxes.

The warehouse can despatch 2,500 food boxes per day, and M&S has expanded the options available. The original boxes, containing staples such as pasta and cooking sauces, have been bolstered with three new variants including an everyday mixed vegetable box and a seasonal fruit selection.

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