Marks & Spencer names the date

The British food and clothing retailer Mark and Spencer confirmed on Tuesday that it to open a brand new store in Brussels in 2015. The store will be housed in a new shopping centre that is being built on the Guldenvlieslaan in uptown Brussels.

The announcement means that after an absence of what by then will be 14 years, M&S will once again have a presence in our capital city.
In the autumn of last year, Mark & Spencer opened a web shop aimed at Belgian customers.

The web shop offers a range of lingerie, women’s, men’s and children’s fashion and items for the home. A spokesman for the chain told the Brussels regional news website that Belgians make the most use of the international delivery system offered by its website.

Marks & Spencer closed its four Belgian stores including one and the Meir in Antwerp and one on the Nieuwstraat in Brussels in 2001 as part of a cost-cutting exercise. Some 300 jobs were lost as a result of the closure of the four Belgian stores.

The company also closed its other 34 stores on mainland Europe, 18 of which were in France. The chain has since returned to Paris, having opened a new store on the Champs-Elysées in 2011.