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Best and worst supermarkets

Marks & Spencer

By Ellie Simmonds

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We asked more than 2,800 Marks & Spencer food shoppers what they think of its stores – find out how M&S stacks up against other supermarkets.

Marks & Spencer is known for selling high-quality food at a premium. But does it deserve its reputation?

M&S began life as a market stall in Leeds in 1884 and today has more than 800 stores in the UK. 

These range from large M&S stores selling a wide range of clothing and homewares, to smaller Simply Food stores, which primarily sell food. But how does Marks & Spencer compare to other supermarkets on value and quality, among other factors?

Is Marks & Spencer the UK's best supermarket?

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We surveyed 12,170 Which? members to discover the best and worst supermarkets, as rated by their customers. More than 2,800 M&S customers rated it on everything from customer service to quality of its products and value for money. Which? members can log in to unlock the table below and discover our overall verdict.

Members who've logged in can also see which M&S products are rated as Best Buys. We include M&S products in tests of food and drink, such as Champagne and cheese, and cleaning products, such as washing-up liquid and dishwasher tablets.

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