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Unite strike action threatens M&S deliveries at 100 sites Subscription

23 Jun 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

eTwenty workers are due to strike for 12 days over claims of £8,000 pay discrepancy at delivery company Gist

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World Avocado Organization and Tesco link for marketing push

20 Jun 2017 | By Kevin White

Campaign will see Tesco take an ‘al fresco’ avocado roadshow around the UK

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Sainsbury's and M&S suspend links with Real Junk Food Project

13 Jun 2017 | By Michelle Perrett

The café chain, which serves surplus stock, is under investigation for redistributing out-of-date food.

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Steve Rowe takes home £1.6m pay despite M&S profit slump Subscription

09 Jun 2017 Updated: 09 Jun 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

Rowe still earns less than his predecessor Marc Bolland, who took home more than £2m in 2014-15….

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M&S plans to halve its food waste by 2025 in new Plan A

01 Jun 2017 | By Megan Tatum

Plan A 2025 commits the retailer to 17 headline targets spanning health, the environment and sustainable sourcing

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Five things we learned from the M&S results Subscription

26 May 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

Steve Rowe was upbeat about ongoing plan to revamp estate and further integrate two sides of business

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Melanie Smith joins Marks & Spencer as strategy director Subscription

25 May 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

Smith will take up the newly created role next month

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Media Bites 25 May: M&S, Fever-Tree, Britvic Subscription

25 May 2017 | By Alec Mattinson

Investors largely welcomed the signs of progress at Marks & Spencer under new boss Steve Rowe yesterday, but this morning’s headlines do not make pleasant reading for the high street stalwart.

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M&S quashes Ocado tie-up for online grocery rumour Subscription

24 May 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

CEO Steve Rowe said the autumn trial would be a “low-cost” store picking service conducted in-house without a partner

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M&S results: analyst reaction Subscription

24 May 2017 | By The Grocer News Team

Annual profits at Marks & Spencer have fallen by 64% to £176.4m, here’s how leading City and retail analysts reacted


Miranda Curtis leaves M&S to focus on Foreign Office role Subscription

23 May 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

Curtis was also chairman at Waterstones until 2016…

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M&S begins redistributing surplus chilled food

17 May 2017 | By Megan Tatum

Retailer has expanded food waste scheme to include meat, dairy and ready meals in 130 stores, with plans for a wider rollout

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M&S adds travel-based food ad to 'Spend it Well' campaign Video

11 May 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

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Marks & Spencer appoints former Asda boss Archie Norman chairman Subscription

05 May 2017 | By Edward Devlin

Norman will succeed Robert Swannell – who is set to retire in autumn after seven years on the board 

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M&S unites food and clothing in new ad campaign Video

04 May 2017 | By Michelle Perrett

First TV ad launches today with ’spend it well’ tagline


M&S appoints new clothing, home & beauty MD Subscription

03 May 2017 | By Michelle Perrett

Appointment of Halfords CEO Jill McDonald will enable Steve Rowe to concentrate on management

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M&S rumoured to be eyeing Ocado tie-up for online grocery trial

02 May 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

The pair are believed to be starting talks in the coming weeks, but neither will comment on speculation

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M&S set to trial online food delivery service this autumn Subscription

28 Apr 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

M&S has so far been one of the biggest food retailers operating in the UK to resist running full online delivery

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M&S unveils plans to open 36 new stores and close six Subscription

20 Apr 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

The majority of the new outlets will be food-only stores

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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


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


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’


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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The four priorities for Archie Norman at M&S Subscription

12 May 2017 | By Ian Quinn

The Grocer sets out the likely agenda for the turnaround legend

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How would an M&S online service work? Subscription

28 Apr 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

It can’t deliver a full online shop so may have to target the occasion-driven consumer

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Four ways M&S wins on food Video

10 Apr 2017 | By Jeremy Garlick

In an era when growth is hard to come by, M&S Food – a quality player – has been increasing market share

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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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