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M&S launches second wave of 'Adventures In Christmas' ads Subscription

27 Nov 2015 | By Charlie Taverner

M&S focuses on food in second Christmas ad push

M&S gets festive with The Art of Christmas Video

06 Nov 2015 | By Maddie Maynard

Seen through the eyes of eight-year-old Neve, the series includes The Art of Surprise and The Art of The Feast

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Media Bites 5 Nov: M&S, Asda, Whole Foods Subscription

05 Nov 2015 | By Alec Mattinson

Unsurprisingly M&S’ half year trading results are the main topic of conversation in today’s papers.

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M&S hits three month share price high after first half sales increase Subscription

04 Nov 2015

Marks & Spencer has reported a 1.4% rise in first half sales to £5bn, driven by its continued outperformance of the troubled UK grocery sector.

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M&S website security lapse investigated Subscription

28 Oct 2015 | By Andrew Don

Visitors to the M&S website were able to see other customers’ personal details last night

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M&S launches Sparks card to reward its 'members' Subscription

15 Oct 2015 | By Ellis Hawthorne

M&S says its new Sparks members club is about more than just loyalty

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M&S launches new nationwide food redistribution scheme Subscription

09 Oct 2015

Marks & Spencer is to launch a nationwide surplus food redistribution scheme as part of its commitment to tackling food waste.


Marks & Spencer defends salmon supplier over seal culling Subscription

02 Sep 2015 | By Carina Perkins

Campaigners are threatening protests if retailers do not stop sourcing from salmon farms that cull seals


M&S multichannel director goes on maternity leave

19 Aug 2015 | By Michelle Perrett

Laura Wade-Gery is set to be off from September until January 2016

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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.


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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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…


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.


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, Bolland said M&S was entering a phase of ‘delivery’

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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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