A PERSON can get really tired after long hours of walking around the mall and rummaging through items on sale, so it is a relief to have a place where one can sit down and recharge over a light meal.
After months of renovation, the SM Mall of Asia branch of British retailer Marks & Spencer (M&S) re-opened in a bigger space and, at the same time, opened the second branch of its café.
The first café opened in Manila in 2017 at the M&S Central Square branch in BGC, Taguig City. M&S Cafés can often be found in M&S franchise countries,
Located at a second entrance behind the store’s apparel section, the M&S Café serves freshly baked pastries and bread (with labels indicating content such as gluten and dairy), traditional British teas, and a selection of hot and iced coffee.
“Filipinos are very into sweets,” M&S Food Philippines Merchandise Manager Catherine Yao told BusinessWorld of the food product selection served during last week’s launch. She added that sweets such as chocolates, candies, biscuits were initially chosen from their product catalog.
“We also consider the pricing [if it would be] competitive with similar products in the market,” she said.
Product prices at the café range from P60 to P165.
Alongside with the café, M&S also launched its latest Christmas Christmas Food collection and gift sets.
Items for sale include: All Butter Mince Pies (P375), 6-Months Matured Christmas Pudding (P895 for an eight-person serving size, and P495 for a four-person serving size), the Santa Wobbler Tin with All Butter Chocolate Chip Shortbread Stars (P895), the Musical Rotating Tree Biscuit Tin with All Butter Mini Shortbread Trees (P995), the Merry Percymas Tin with All Butter Mini Shortbread Percy Pigs (P895), the Swiss Chocolate Truffle Assortment (P1,295); and a Limited Edition Baked In Edinburgh All Butter Scottish Shortbread Assortment Tin (P950).
M&S is located at Level 2 of SM Mall of Asia’s South Main Mall. — MAPS