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M&S to close nine of its stores as part of estate review

30 Jul 2015 | By Andrew Don

M&S is closing the stores because they are considered not to be fit for the future and in the wrong locations to serve its customers.

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As John Dixon quits, is Steve Rowe now M&S CEO in waiting?

17 Jul 2015

John Dixon’s resignation clears way for Steve Rowe in battle to succeed Marc Bolland as M&S CEO.

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M&S pays highest major grocer wages, research reveals Subscription

13 Jul 2015 | By Michelle Perrett

Banc De Binary’s report says M&S salaries have increased by 3%, and that Morrisons is close behind

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M&S invests in every day prices in first quarter Subscription

07 Jul 2015 | By Edward Devlin

Marks & Spencer dipped its toes in the UK supermarket price war during its first quarter in a bid to stay competitive in a challenging sector, according to CEO Mark Bolland.

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Campaigners lobby M&S over Living Wage at agm

07 Jul 2015 | By Megan Tatum

Source: Via Twitter (@Sophie_Deen) Campaigners from ShareAction UK and the Craftist Collective will ...

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Marks & Spencer fails to sustain fourth quarter sales momentum Subscription

07 Jul 2015 | By Alec Mattinson

Marks & Spencer’s first quarter trading has met the City’s modest expectations, but its overall like-for-like sales growth fell back to zero after a 0.7% rise in the fourth quarter.

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M&S commissions study into protecting stores from climate change

02 Jul 2015 | By Ian Quinn

The retailer said soaring temperatures and other extreme conditions caused by climate change represented a serious threat to sales

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Marks & Spencer buys seven Co-op stores for Simply Food Subscription

12 Jun 2015 | By Helen Gilbert, Ronan Hegarty

The properties in Blandford Forum, Chepstow, Haslemere, Penrith, Rayleigh, Stockton Heath and Matlock range in size from 9,000-15,000 sq ft

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M&S reveals progress on its Plan A sustainability targets

04 Jun 2015

Marks & Spencer has claimed it is making strong progress on its sustainability commitments.

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Media Bites 21 May: Marks & Spencer, Premier Foods, Greencore Subscription

21 May 2015 | By Alec Mattinson

The papers are predictably dominated by Marks & Spencer’s return to annual profit growth yesterday, with chief executive Mark Bolland’s position suddenly looking more secure

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M&S profits rise as food ‘outperforms’ the market and capex tap is turned off Subscription

20 May 2015 | By Edward Devlin

Marks & Spencer was one of the biggest risers on the FTSE 100 today after posting a 3.4% rise in pre-tax profits to £600m.

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M&S focuses new campaign on locally sourced food

13 May 2015 | By Helen Gilbert

Home-grown produce including brewed craft beer, beef burgers and regional cheeses are among the goods featured in new campaign

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M&S opens flagship Brussels store

12 May 2015 | By Helen Gilbert

Employing 100 members of staff, the 5,000 sq metre shop opened in Brussels on Thursday, and showcases the country’s first ever M&S bakery and café

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M&S launches "Cook with M&S" app for Apple Watch

28 Apr 2015 | By Gavin Cleaver

The app will offer features and instructions based on cooking time for individual recipes, as well as the ability to “tick off” grocery items as the wearer shops

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M&S slashes energy use from ventilation in store cafés

20 Apr 2015 | By Ian Quinn

M&S has launched a new system called Cheetah to slash energy use from ventilation used at kitchens in its stores…

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New M&S range to celebrate 'forgotten' British food Subscription

13 Apr 2015 | By Simon Gwynn

Alongside branded products, M&S has introduced a range of more than 300 own label lines as part of the initiative

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New M&S eco store in Newcastle features green living wall Subscription

02 Apr 2015 | By Andrew Don

The 130,000 sq ft Northumberland Street outlet is the first major full-line store to undergo the changes

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M&S to begin beach clean-up paid for by bag levy

24 Mar 2015 | By Andrew Don

The 2015 Big Beach Clean-up aims to get 8,000 M&S customers and employees to clear litter from 135 beaches

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M&S denies overseas worker's rights allegations presented in new report

19 Mar 2015 | By Claire Farrell

M&S is one of many companies including Gap, Adidas and H&M, who are implicated by the accusations in a new 140-page Human Rights Watch (HRW) report

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M&S to start first ever film partnership

05 Mar 2015 | By Claire Farrell

Retailer will join with Pearl & Dean to promote ‘The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel’ with in-store promotions

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M&S updates Chinese expansion plans

02 Mar 2015 | By Edward Devlin

Marks & Spencer updates with Asian growth plans as it reaffirms commitment to entering Beijing

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'Earliest ever' asparagus hits M&S stores

23 Feb 2015 | By Kevin White

 Crop made possible by the development of a new, ‘early’ variety of the vegetable cultivated in polytunnels

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Kingsland to bottle New World wines for Marks & Spencer

13 Feb 2015 | By Simon Gwynn

Marks & Spencer has for the first time appointed a UK bottler for New World wine.

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M&S confirms Helen Weir to join as CFO in April

09 Feb 2015 | By Claire Farrell

Weir joins the retailer following three years as chief finance director at John Lewis

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IWC sticker on wine bottles increases sales by 15%, studies find

02 Feb 2015 | By Simon Gwynn

Supermarkets already had stickers on POS materials, but applying them to bottles saw quick rise in sales

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Poshest Prosecco crisps: fizzy crunch time for M&S Subscription

17 Jul 2015

The only commodity crisis Bogof worries about these days is the Prosecco shortage

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M&S defies price war headwinds, but for how long? Subscription

02 Apr 2015 | By Alec Mattinson

The long-awaited rebound in general merchandise has understandably dominated coverage of Marks & Spencer’s full-year trading numbers, but the continued growth in food is no less notable.

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Fairies fly back to serve up Marks & Spencer's Christmas menu

04 Dec 2014 | By Mark Dishman

Marks & Spencer’s initial Christmas ad focused on clothing – perhaps unsurprisingly…

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Putting Palestinian food and drink on the map Subscription

15 Nov 2014 | By Joanna Blythman

When Zaytoun was set up 10 years ago as a community interest company to develop a market for artisan Palestinian food…

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Marks & Spencer Mushroom Stroganoff: acid test Subscription

14 Nov 2014 | By Vince Bamford

Launched recently as part of M&S’s Vegetarian range, the retailer will be hoping this dish bucks the trend in the UK’s mea…

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Ifs and buts aside, Bolland is finally delivering on fashion Subscription

07 Nov 2014 | By Adam Leyland

Dressed in black suit, white shirt and black tie, M&S boss Marc Bolland looked more like an undertaker than the CEO of…

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Steve Rowe's Excellent Adventures: big interview Subscription

28 Oct 2014 | By Adam Leyland

Steve Rowe is a whirlwind. I’m on a guided tour of the Bromley store with the executive director of food at M&S…

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Munish Datta: M&S eco-stores could be green game-changer Subscription

25 Sep 2014 | By Ian Quinn

The head of Plan A and facilities management at M&S says its eco-stores are not just a question of principle…

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Marks & Spencer White Tea & Raspberry Infusion: acid test Subscription

19 Sep 2014

Tea sales have been off the boil for some time and there’s little sign of them warming up…

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Marks & Spencer redefines temptation with ad that oozes class

13 Sep 2014 | By Mark Dishman

I want to eat all the food. That’s pretty much the only thought your brain can process when you’re watching M&S’ new ad…

Marks & Spencer Made Without Wheat Quiche Lorraine: acid test Subscription

04 Sep 2014 | By Vince Bamford

Retailers have been increasing the presence of free-from lines – and particularly wheat and gluten-free – in their stores…

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M&S Still Blackcurrant & Hibiscus Lemonade: Acid Test Subscription

07 Aug 2014 | By Vince Bamford

There is a big opportunity for the further development of sophisticated soft drinks…

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