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Fashion retailer to return with new store after going into administration



M&Co has announced it will be opening its ‘first store’ in Newton Mearns on Friday, May 3.

The new store will open under the new ownership of A.K Retail Holdings – who acquired the brand in May 2023.

The shop will be located where a previous store was in the town before going into administration.

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It will feature an ‘extensive range’ of clothing.

Meanwhile, it promises to be an ‘elevated shopping experience’ – with six jobs being created in the area as well.

Following the acquisition of the company by AK Retail Holdings in 2023, the brand has undergone a ‘remarkable transformation’. 

Glasgow Times:

Andrew Killingsworth, CEO of M&Co, 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.”

Sanda McPherson, head of retail for M&Co stores, added: “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.”

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On top of the new Newton Mearns store, M&Co is hoping to open more in the future.

We previously reported the Scottish fashion retailer fell into administration in December 2022.

It was first founded in Paisley in 1961.

The brand previously closed all of its 170 stores across the United Kingdom – including 50 in Scotland.

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