January 15, 2020 12.12 pm This story is over 45 months old

M&S plan to close Spalding food store and 33 jobs could go

“A difficult but necessary part of these changes”

Marks & Spencer is proposing to close its food store in Spalding, prompting fears for the jobs of the 33 people who work there.

Over the coming weeks, M&S said it will be “supporting the great team” as they discuss “what is best for them”.

The store is located in Holland Market on Winfrey Avenue.

It comes after M&S closed its store in Boston in April last year as the retailer looked to close down unprofitable stores.

The next closest store for customers would be the M&S Food Store in Bourne, which is a 22-minute drive and 12 miles away.

Zoe Gibbard, the regional head for the South East Midlands, said: “Shopping habits are changing.

“So we’re reshaping our store estate so it is fit for the future, ensuring it meets the needs of customers today and those of tomorrow.

“Proposing to close M&S Spalding Foodhall is a difficult but necessary part of these changes.

“Over the coming weeks, our priority will be supporting the great team of colleagues at our Spalding store, as we discuss what’s best for them.”