Marks and Spencer is set to expand its food offer into the takeaway market.

Reports suggest that the retailer is testing the concept, dubbed Hot Food to Go, in a number of stores, with customers able to purchase coffee and food to take away.

Meanwhile, shares in M&S hit a seven-year high yesterday after broker Morgan Stanley upped the retailer’s target price.

The broker said: “We believe current trading is strong and there is room for improvement.”