There was an M&S Simply Food in the town where I live, it was closed, because they didn't consider it was making as much as it should, although it was profitable. IMHO a company that has lost the plot, it and it's workers are suffering the consequences. The nearest store is either 10 miles away in a city-centre or closer in a retail park, to which the quality of public transport links greatly depends on where you live. From here to access by bus is two buses or a long walk, then a bus, then another fairly long walk. The M&S is now a Sainsburys Local.