A SUPERMARKET has launched an app for customers to see which store can best meet their needs.

The M&S Supermarket Check-In app allows customers to find out which store has the shortest queues and the best product availability.

Store manager at M&S Brighton Gary Fitzharris said: “Our Foodhall remains open so customers can access the fresh food and essentials they need.

“As a retailer supporting the community, the Supermarket Check-In app is a fantastic tool for our customers.

“It allows people to see which stores have the safest environment and best availability to meet their needs.

“Our absolute priority has been to support the community in any way we can during this time.

“My team has been working extremely hard to make sure everyone can get what they need when they visit us, from daily deliveries from our fantastic suppliers to restocking the shelves throughout the day.”

At M&S Brighton, the first hour of trading from 8.30am-9.30am is reserved for older and vulnerable customers on Mondays and Thursdays, and on Tuesdays and Fridays the same hour is reserved for NHS and health and social care workers.

The store is carefully managing the number of people shopping at once and staff are also washing their hands every 30 minutes and cleaning trolleys and baskets after every customer.

To support volunteers shopping on behalf of the most vulnerable, older and self-isolating customers, the supermarket has also introduced a card initiative to provide an easy in-store payment method.

Customers can order the ‘We’re All in this Together’ voucher cards online and they will be emailed a unique code.

The volunteer can then present this code at checkout and the value is deducted from the voucher card without a need to exchange cash or bank cards.

For more information visit marksandspencer.com.