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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


'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.


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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Food growth not enough to save Christmas for M&S

08 Jan 2015 | By Alec Mattinson

Marks & Spencer shares fell by 3.5% in early trading today despite a 2.8% rise in third quarter food sales after it revealed a slump in general merchandise revenues.

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M&S: increased sales could be biggest boon from switch to LED

20 Dec 2014 | By Ian Quinn

Switching to LED lights has the potential to boost sales so much that retailers…

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M&S to introduce LED lighting to all food stores within two years

04 Dec 2014 | By Claire Farrell

All M&S Food Halls will have LED lighting within two years, the retailer pledged this week. 


Helen Weir's M&S FD appointment welcomed by analysts

23 Nov 2014 | By Beth Brooks

Analysts have welcomed the appointment of retail heavyweight Helen Weir as Marks & Spencer’s new finance director…

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M&S snares John Lewis' Helen Weir as chief financial officer

17 Nov 2014 | By Alec Mattinson

Marks and Spencer has hired John Lewis’ Helen Weir as chief finance officer to replaced new Tesco CFO Alan Stewart.

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M&S and Interflora trademark battle continues

13 Nov 2014 | By Andrew Don

The 2013 High Court injunction effectively preventing Marks & Spencer from bidding on the Interflora trademark in the Google advertising programme AdWords remains in place, at least temporarily, the Court of Appeal has said.

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M&S vs Interflora case to return to the High Court for retrial

07 Nov 2014 | By Andrew Don

Marks & Spencer has won the latest skirmish in its six-year legal battle with Interflora…

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Marks & Spencer results trigger retailer share price rally Subscription

06 Nov 2014 | By Alec Mattinson

There was a sharp turnaround in market sentiment for the supermarkets this week…

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M&S accelerating Simply Food openings as food sales rise 3.6%

05 Nov 2014 | By Adam Leyland

M&S is accelerating its Simply Food store opening programme, adding an extra 50 stores to add to the 150 it outlined as part of a three-year plan to 2016 last year.

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Fuller Longer range to be rebranded as Balanced for You by M&S Subscription

18 Oct 2014 | By Ian Quinn

Marks & Spencer is being forced to rebrand one of its biggest selling food ranges, Fuller Longer…

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New checkout system could end 'unexpected item' woes Subscription

04 Oct 2014 | By Ronan Hegarty

The company that installed the UK’s first self-service checkout is working on a new camera-based system…

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M&S stocks Shepherds Purse own-label cheese

27 Sep 2014 | By Vince Bamford

Marks & Spencer is to carry an own-label cheese produced by Yorkshire artisan cheese maker Shepherds Purse…

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High street action plan extends to four Welsh towns Subscription

26 Sep 2014 | By Ian Quinn

A high street rescue campaign led by several of the UK’s leading retailers has moved into Wales…

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M&S launches first-ever frozen ready meal range

03 Sep 2014 | By Eleanor Ross

Marks & Spencer is to launch its first ever range of frozen ready meals.

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M&S’ latest food ad campaign looks to ‘raise the bar’ Video

01 Sep 2014 | By Eleanor Ross

Marks & Spencer is to tempt the “increasingly exotic” tastebuds of British consumers with its new ‘Only M&S’ ad campaign, launching tomorrow (2 September).

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Justin King to address Nisa's annual conference in Vienna

10 Aug 2014 | By Beth Brooks

Justin King continues to be linked to the top jobs at Formula 1 and Marks & Spencer…

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Marks & Spencer: Alan Stewart will leave business in December

02 Aug 2014 | By Beth Brooks

Marks & Spencer has confirmed that its outgoing chief finance officer Alan Stewart will leave on 1 December…

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Matthew Fort to help extend food offer at St Pancras station

02 Aug 2014 | By Beth Brooks

Food writer Matthew Fort has been named the first food curator for St Pancras International railway station…

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M&S CFO Alan Stewart heads to Tesco

10 Jul 2014 | By Guy Montague-Jones

Marks & Spencer CFO Alan Stewart is leaving the retailer to join Tesco.

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M&S food strong but online sales tumble

08 Jul 2014 | By Guy Montague-Jones

Marks & Spencer has reported strong growth in quarterly food sales, helping to offset a sharp fall in online sales.


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…


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…


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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At Tesco, Alan Stewart will have to pull off a conjuring trick Subscription

11 Jul 2014 | By Guy Montague-Jones

M&S’ flatlining profits don’t mean Tesco has made a mistake in poaching Alan Stewart as its new CFO

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M&S sales are no reason to panic, yet Subscription

08 Jul 2014 | Updated: 09 Jul 2014 | By Guy Montague-Jones

At first glance, Marks & Spencer’s food sales look to be buoyant, but dig a little deeper in today’s trading statement and the performance is not so stellar.

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