Marks and Spencer launches online birthday cake gift box delivery service – Express

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It might not be much fun to have a birthday during the coronavirus lockdown but Marks and Spencer has launched a new service that will delight anyone who has to stay home for their celebrations. The new cake delivery service allows customers to shop for their favourite birthday treats and have them sent direct to their door, or of course to gift a friend who’s about to turn another year older. The birthday gift boxes make the perfect present for anyone with a sweet tooth. 

However, the cheapest cake delivery option is the chocolate Birthday Cake and Candles, which provides shoppers with a delicious chocolate fudge cake as well as a pack of candles with holders for just £10. 

The new cake service follows other changes made by the supermarket to deal with the coronavirus crisis. 

Marks and Spencer has closed all of its fashion and home stores, keeping only food halls open as shoppers look to stock up on essentials only. 

The brand has implemented temporary shopping restrictions on certain items to prevent stockpiling, as well as making sure social distancing is possible in store. 

The range includes a Seasonal Fruit Box, a Meat Box, a Mixed Select Vegetable Box, a Mixed Vegetable Box, and two essentials boxes, one of which is vegetarian-friendly. 

Shoppers were reportedly disappointed with the initial essentials boxes as it was deemed not to be healthy enough, but M&S has since added the fresh fruit and veg options to the range.

The chain has been making changes throughout lockdown to better serve its customers, as well as launching new products for summer, such as its new pink cocktail in a can. 

In a statement on its website, the brand said: “For over 135 years M&S, our customers, and the communities we serve, have faced challenges big and small and come through them all by supporting each other and working together. Now, as ever, the entire M&S team – across our stores, our support centres, our warehouses and in our supply chain – is working tirelessly to deliver for our customers.”

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