M&S Fuller Longer

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…

NCR Selfserve

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…

Cheese producers hit by closure of EC

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…

High street

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…

M&S frozen ready meal: pulled pork hash

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.

Runny Scotch egg

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).

Justin King

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…

Alan Stewart

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…

Matthew Fort St Pancras

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…

Alan Stewart

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.

M&S Marc Bolland

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.

Marks and Spencer

M&S hands new role to Wade-Gery in boardroom shuffle

30 Jun 2014 | By Guy Montague-Jones

Marks & Spencer has given multichannel executive director Laura Wade-Gery responsibility for UK retail as part of a boardroom shake-up.

damian guha

Damian Guha leaves M&S to rejoin Mars as Petcare UK MD

29 Jun 2014 | By Guy Montague-Jones

Marks & Spencer’s director of business development Damian Guha has returned to Mars Petcare as its new UK MD…


Greenpeace to also scrutinise Aldi and Lidl in canned tuna survey Subscription

13 Jun 2014 | By Kevin White

Discounters are set to face greater scrutiny over how they source tinned tuna as Greenpeace expands its tuna survey…


Co-op, M&S and Boots send high street support for 29 towns

13 Jun 2014 | By Ian Quinn

Leading retailers and businesses are to give their support to 29 towns in the latest stage of high street rescue efforts…

holding fish

Marine Stewardship Council launches new awards

08 Jun 2014 | By Julia Glotz

The Marine Stewardship Council has launched new sustainability awards…

lasered fruit

M&S trials eco-friendly 'tattoo' laser labels for fruit Subscription

08 Jun 2014 | By Kevin White

Marks & Spencer is to become the first UK supermarket to label its fruit using new laser ‘tattooing’ technology…

Mary Portas

Mary Portas calls for high-street rules for mults' c-stores

07 Jun 2014 | By Ian Quinn

Mary Portas has called for new rules for supermarkets looking to expand their convenience estates…

Marc Bolland, M&S

M&S boss Marc Bolland misses out on bonus Subscription

06 Jun 2014 | By Guy Montague-Jones

Marks & Spencer CEO Marc Bolland has seen his pay packet fall 26% after he missed out on a bonus.

simply m&s mature cheddar

Dairy Crest wins M&S Simply Cheddar contract

01 Jun 2014 | By Julia Glotz

Dairy Crest has won a contract to supply M&S with Cheddar for its Simply range….

Summer of flavour burger

M&S eschews supermarket price war with food quality focus

31 May 2014 | By Guy Montague-Jones

Marks & Spencer is launching an in-store campaign to highlight the superior quality of its Simply M&S range…

Marks and Spencer

M&S food sales strong despite fall in annual profits

20 May 2014 | By Guy Montague-Jones

Marks & Spencer has reported better than expected profits – boosted by another strong performance in food.


M&S wines are toast of William Reed Wine Challenge

11 May 2014 | By Vince Bamford

M&S has taken the lion’s share of gold medals won by supermarket wines at the International Wine Challenge…

Marks and Spencer

M&S food sales creep up 0.1% in fourth quarter

10 Apr 2014 | By Guy Montague-Jones

Marks & Spencer shares soared this morning after the retailer reported an improvement in clothing sales.

Marks & Spencers Castle Donington

Strikes threatened over M&S 'Make your Mark' scheme Subscription

05 Apr 2014 | By Guy Montague-Jones

The Bakers, Food and Allied Workers Union has threatened strike action at Marks & Spencer suppliers…

Munish Datta

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…

M&S white tea

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…

M&S ad

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…

M&S blackcurrant

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…

Tesco 16

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

M&S 5

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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Garlic Farm: A breath of fresh air for garlic farming Subscription

27 Jun 2014 | By James Halliwell

After his first business ended in disaster, Colin Boswell started again. The result was The Garlic Farm on the Isle of Wight…

ROASTED butternut squash papardelle

M&S Roasted Butternut Squash & Mushroom Pappardelle

26 Jun 2014

M&S has developed its Count On Us to be low in fat (offering less than 3%) and calorie controlled.

ad of the week M&S

This is not just an ad... M&S goes super-premium for summer

07 Jun 2014 | By Mark Dishman

M&S’s famous ‘this is not just food’ ads may have been axed four years ago, but their influence remains strong…

Marks & Spencer food hall

M&S has something to shout about

21 May 2014 | By Guy Montague-Jones

In its full-year results presentation, M&S took the unusual step of revealing the progress it has made on availability, in actual numbers.

Fish and chip pie M&S

Pie and mash-up

16 Apr 2014 | By James Halliwell

Behold, the M&S fish and chips pie! Is this a belated April Fool, or the start of a new wave of supermarket NPD?

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