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M&S urged to cut ties with supplier over welfare allegations Subscription

29 Mar 2017 | By Kevin White

Calves as old as six months old were kept in cramped pens designed for much younger animals, claims Animal Equality UK

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Lidl pledges support to NFU 'Back British Farming Charter' Subscription

23 Mar 2017 | By Helen Gilbert

Lidl is to strengthen its British product offering and work with British farmers to develop fair, beneficial and transparent

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M&S and Tesco suspend their advertising with Google

22 Mar 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

The retailers join more than 250 brands that have pulled ads for fear of being associated with extremist material

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Digital guru Marcus East leaves M&S Subscription

17 Mar 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

The global digital director has left the business for personal reasons

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M&S opens 'Frazzled Cafés' with Ruby Wax

15 Mar 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

Cafés in 11 locations will host sessions for customers feeling ’frazzled and overwhelmed’

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Bristol Airport to get M&S Simply Food outlet from SSP Subscription

13 Mar 2017 | By Matt Strudwick

Bristol Airport commercial director Simon Preece said the store would significantly enhance the retail offer for passengers

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Ecrebo secures £12m investment to develop voucher technology Subscription

27 Feb 2017

Waitrose and M&S use Ecrebo to provide customers with targeted offers at the till…

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M&S raised £3.2m for Macmillan Cancer Support last year

06 Feb 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

Highest annual donation since the beginning of the partnership seven years ago…

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M&S plans to laser tattoo more produce Subscription

19 Jan 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

M&S said the system had “great potential” to increase customisation of labelling

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Marks & Spencer Christmas results: what the analysts say Subscription

12 Jan 2017 | By Edward Devlin

M&S reported better-than-expected results over Christmas, with group sales up 5.9% in the 13 weeks to 31 December. But what did the analysts and retail watchers maker of it?

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Usdaw targets Aldi, Lidl and M&S recognition for 2017 Subscription

06 Jan 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

The three are the largest retailers in the UK without trade union recognition, according to Usdaw

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M&S suspends chicken suppliers over cruelty claims Subscription

22 Dec 2016 | By Kevin White

A Peta investigation claims birds have been kept in ‘nightmarish’ conditions

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M&S plans to ramp up Lunch to You van sales operation

16 Dec 2016 | By Ronan Hegarty

M&S is planning a rapid expansion of its little known Lunch to You van sales operation

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Robert Swannell to retire from Marks & Spencer chairman role Subscription

13 Dec 2016 | By Michelle Perrett

Swannell took over as M&S chairman from Sir Stuart Rose in Jnauary 2011

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Marks & Spencer claims high street first with festive ale keg

09 Dec 2016 | By Helen Gilbert

The NPD is described as a ‘dark winter ale with fruity flavours’

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M&S picks up 60 medals at International Wine Challenge

06 Dec 2016 | By Lisa Riley

There was recognition too for supermarket wines

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M&S launches 'emotional' Mrs Claus Christmas TV campaign Video

11 Nov 2016 | By Emma Weinbren

Supermarket will target 7.5 million people this weekend through slots on Gogglebox and The X Factor

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M&S to cut its cloth, with food to make up half its offer Subscription

11 Nov 2016 | By Carolyn Robertson

What do experts and suppliers think of M&S CEO Steve Rowe’s bold turnaround plan?

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Marks & Spencer bets big on food: what the analysts say Subscription

08 Nov 2016 | By Edward Devlin

Retailer set to close 60 clothing and home stores and focus on food in business turnaround

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M&S launches Cornish stout with St Austell Brewery

01 Nov 2016 | By Lisa Riley

The new drink is a 4.5% abv brew made with six British malts

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M&S wage changes to be cited in parliament living wage debate

26 Oct 2016 | By Carolyn Robertson

M&S Food Hall The debate was proposed by living wage campaigner Siobhain McDonagh MP

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M&S launches new 'Adventures' TV ad highlighting autumn foods

12 Oct 2016 | By Carolyn Robertson

Recipes featured in the ad include one for a mini roast and one for salmon and butternut pockets

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Marks & Spencer to supply British Airways short haul food Subscription

20 Sep 2016 | By Carolyn Robertson

Until now all food on BA flights has been complimentary

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Marks & Spencer trials in-store lockers at Simply Food Subscription

19 Sep 2016 | By Carolyn Robertson

Click & collect lockers have been installed at the Simply Food store in Teddington, West London

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Media Bites 13 Sep: M&S, ABF, Morrisons Subscription

13 Sep 2016 | By Alec Mattinson

The news that M&S’ online chief Laura Wade-Gery will not be returning to the business following maternity leave gets plenty of coverage this morning.

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M&S Simply Food Subscription

02 Mar 2017 | By James Halliwell

This M&S and BP hybrid forecourt still delivers in typical M&S style

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Food on an equal footing with fashion in M&S revamp Subscription

08 Nov 2016 | By Carolyn Robertson

But is there a gap for 200 more M&S Simply Food stores?

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M&S reports 9% food waste reduction in three years

09 Jun 2016 | By Carolyn Robertson

Retailer has also backed The Grocer’s Waste Not Want Not campaign

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M&S: Three ways Rowe will fuel ambitious food growth plan Subscription

03 Jun 2016 | By Carolyn Robertson

Careful expansion, choice and quality will underpin its strategy

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Give Steve Rowe a break over 'Mrs M&S' Subscription

27 May 2016 | By Carolyn Robertson

The M&S CEO’s analysis of his customer base is more nuanced than the Mrs M&S moniker suggests 

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Thai Green Curry Sticky Rice Chips: acid test Subscription

06 May 2016

These sticky rice chips are part of a savoury snacking category that is up £3.5% to £2.9bn

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Too posh to peel? M&S has a packaging problem Subscription

05 May 2016 | By Joanna Blythman

Even judged by M&S’ own luxuriously indolent standards, its new plastic pack of pre-cut avocado takes the breath away

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My Week… by Steve Rowe (as told to Bill Tush) Subscription

14 Jan 2016

I’ve worked at M&S since I was 14. Man and boy. I’ve seen a few changes let me tell you

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The Grill Fruity BBQ Bacon Belly Rib Strips: acid test Subscription

13 Aug 2015 | By Simon Gwynn

Also including the likes of Pork Belly Hog Roast, Kentish Apple Sauce & Crackling Crumb…

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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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