M&S Food is linking up with Costa to sell its products, including sandwiches, in more than 2,500 of the coffee chain’s stores across the UK next year.
The deal will involve over 30 M&S Food items and available outlets include Costa’s drive-thru stores. The complete list of products to go on sale will be released ahead of the full launch in 2022 but as well as sandwiches the ‘Costa Coffee Now Serving M&S Food’ offer will include new lunch options, hot meal boxes and children’s food.
“Following the recent launch of our amazing new festive menu, we are delighted to bring further festive cheer by announcing a new food collaboration with M&S Food, launching next year,” said Neil Lake, managing director, Costa Coffee UK & Ireland.
“This collaboration with M&S Food will build on our existing food range and help us fulfil our ambition to become the first choice for customers buying food and coffee on-the-go. We’ll use our joint expertise to develop a food experience of the highest quality, freshness and value – all served with a perfectly crafted Costa coffee,” Lake added.
Stuart Machin, chief operating officer and M&S Food managing director, said that partnership supported the retailer’s larger strategy of making the brand “more relevant, more often for families”.
“M&S Food is famous for great quality food on-the-go at fantastic value. This collaboration gives many more customers the opportunity to enjoy our wide range of delicious sandwiches, salads and snacks in over 2,500 locations across the UK – not just on the high street but in neighbourhood locations and retail parks,” Machin added.