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M&S eyes 2 more as 5th store opens in Shanghai

As Britons prepare for a long holiday weekend to mark the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, Marks & Spencer was busy bringing its own brand of Britishness to Shanghai as the retail giant unveiled its new store on Friday – the fifth in the city so far.

Customers queued up to buy Scottish shortbread and English breakfast tea while the store’s fashion range included Savile Row tailored suits in what the group’s China managing director described as "the most modern M&S store in the world."

The two-story, 4,500-square metre store on Huaihai Road M. is one of three that will open in Shanghai this summer while the retailer plans to add another eight stores in China over the coming year, mainly in Shanghai and surrounding cities. 

The new store’s project management was backed by Hong Kong-based inProjects Ltd.

(Source: Shanghai Daily)