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New M&S Simply Food store officially opens its doors in Norwich

PUBLISHED: 13:18 23 July 2014 | UPDATED: 13:18 23 July 2014

The opening of the new M&S Simply Food store at the Sweet Briar Retail Park. Store manager Simon Rossiter, front centre, with, Jade Hunter, front left, customer assistant; and Sarah Barker, front right, section co-ordinator; ready to cut the ribbon with all the staff. Picture: Denise Bradley

The opening of the new M&S Simply Food store at the Sweet Briar Retail Park. Store manager Simon Rossiter, front centre, with, Jade Hunter, front left, customer assistant; and Sarah Barker, front right, section co-ordinator; ready to cut the ribbon with all the staff. Picture: Denise Bradley

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Hundreds of customers and employees turned out to the official opening of a new food store in Norwich.

M&S Simply Food at Sweet Briar Retail Park, is the first of its kind in Norfolk, and opened its doors today.

A traditional ribbon cutting took place at 10am to mark the occasion with store manager, Simon Rossiter, and more than 100 new members of M&S staff.

Following the opening, shoppers were invited inside.

Mr Rossiter, said: “I’m looking forward to welcoming people from Norwich and the surrounding area to come and see all the exciting products in-store.”

Jude Orange and her grandson Freddie Hunter were the first customers through the doors.

She said: “I am delighted that the new M&S Simply Food store is open.

“The location is ideal.”

The store also offers Shop Your Way - allowing customers to order either online or in-store from the full product range.

Free parking is available to customers to the food store.

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