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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


'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 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, 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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