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Collapsed Scottish fashion chain set for high-street return next month



Peterborough-based AK Retail Holdings, which acquired M&Co in May, said it will look to open the first new store next month.

The Yours Clothing owner said the outlet would be in the same location as the closed store in Newton Mearns and added that the move comes as it “looks ahead to further store openings in future”.

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AK Retail said the opening marked a “pivotal moment in the brand’s journey to rejoining the high street once again”.

In a statement, it said: “Cherishing the Scottish roots of M&Co, the new store will be opening on Friday, May 3, where a previous store was located before going into administration.

“Symbolising the brand’s commitment to restoring in-store shopping, this opening promises an inviting modern space where customers can discover the latest arrivals and shop their favourite M&Co clothing.”

Sandra McPherson, who had worked at M&Co for 31 years as head of retail, said: “We are thrilled to welcome back our loyal customers in-store. This expansion symbolises our commitment to bringing stores back to the high street and connecting with customers.

“I look forward to personally welcoming customers back on the opening day.”

As well as a newly enhanced website “improving customer shopping experiences with new product ranges”, a new app is to be launched while the M&Co club loyalty scheme will also return.

Chief executive of M&Co Andrew Killingsworth said: “The opening of our Newton Mearns store embodies our commitment to both the Scottish heritage of the brand and investment of our valued customers.

“We know how valued in-store shopping is, and we hope this store brings excitement for future store openings.”

The company added: “As M&Co embraces its Scottish roots and looks ahead to further store openings in the future, the Newton Mearns store is an exciting testament to the brand’s legacy and dedication to customers.”

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