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Source: BP

They initially teamed up in 2005

BP and M&S have extended their convenience agreement until at least 2030.

The renewed contract means the businesses can continue to invest in the look and feel of the stores, focus on the supply chain to maximise availability and reduce food waste, and build on the M&S renewal programme – a scheme launched in 2019 to create more space for full-line stores.

It also aims to evolve the forecourt offer as customers’ behaviour changes over the next decade, the pair said.

They initially teamed up in 2005 to introduce the co-branded M&S Food stores at BP retail sites across Great Britain by offering a range of fresh food for customers on the move.

M&S Food is now available at almost 300 BP-operated sites, with some stocking up to 1,300 products.

“We’re proud to continue to build on nearly two decades of our great partnership with M&S, one of the UK’s leading food retailers,” said Alex Jensen, BP senior VP for mobility and convenience in Europe and Southern Africa.

“Of course, our sites provide advanced fuels, but our customers also want high-quality healthy food options, for now and for later. And they also want increasingly convenient ways to buy that fit in with their busy lifestyles.

“BP’s partnership with M&S Food has led the way in the UK and we aim to continue to innovate and grow to meet our customers’ needs.”

M&S COO and food MD Stuart Machin said: “M&S Food is famous for great quality food at fantastic value and over the past 16 years our partnership with bp has given many more customers the opportunity to enjoy our wide range of delicious sandwiches, meals and everyday staples in almost 300 locations across Great Britain.”