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M&S unveils Christmas food ad with Ed Sheeran and kissing pigs Video Subscription

15 Nov 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

Titled An Extraordinary Christmas, the ad continues the theme of its year-long Spend It Well campaign

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Marks & Spencer's food division hit by price inflation Subscription

10 Nov 2017 | By Alec Mattinson

For years, Simply Food has bailed out falling clothes sales at Marks & Spencer

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Marks & Spencer reveals Christmas ad starring Paddington bear Video

07 Nov 2017 | By Matt Strudwick

The family-focused ad follows Paddington as he mistakes a burglar for Santa Claus…

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M&S extends online grocery trial to Camberley and Reading Subscription

25 Oct 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

Speedy home delivery and click & collect service began in just two stores last month

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BP opens new M&S Simply Food filling station in Honiton Subscription

25 Oct 2017 | By Matt Strudwick

The new filling station on Turks Head Lane has created 18 new jobs…

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M&S opens first Wasabi sushi counter Video

19 Oct 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

Four more counters will open over the next month

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The Lakes Distillery secures major deal with M&S Subscription

04 Oct 2017 | By Carina Perkins

The Lakes Gin and The Lakes Vodka will roll out across 26 M&S stores in the north west and north east of England

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M&S returns to top of 'most sustainable companies' list Subscription

28 Sep 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

M&S has taken the title of the most sustainable company in the FTSE 100, in a report by consultancy Carbon Clear…

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M&S kicks off online grocery trial in two locations Subscription

22 Sep 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

The trials are currently only available to selected Sparks members

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Hubbub secures more Sainsbury's support for community fridges

14 Sep 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

M&S is also considering getting involved in the scheme

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Marks & Spencer switches entire milk supply to RSPCA Assured

06 Sep 2017 | By Kevin White

Change comes after M&S farm was implicated in exposé by animal welfare group

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BP opens M&S Simply Food service station in Aviemore Subscription

04 Sep 2017 | By Matt Strudwick

The number of BP M&S Simply Food forecourts has grown to 230 since 2005

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M&S in talks to sell off stores in Hong Kong and Macau Subscription

31 Aug 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

Retailer first entered Hong Kong in 1998 and has since built up 27 stores in the area

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Marks & Spencer launches lunchtime meal deal for £3.50

07 Aug 2017 | By Michelle Perrett

The deal, for a “bargain price”, was introduced last week and is thought to be the cheapest ever from the retailer

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Marks & Spencer links with Wasabi for sushi counter trial Subscription

02 Aug 2017 | By Emily Bright

The trial will run at five M&S stores, four of which are in London

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M&S announces 75-tonne Project Thin Air packaging reduction

19 Jul 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

M&S has reduced packaging on more than 140 of its lines, which has resulted in 152 fewer delivery lorries being on the road

Marks & Spencer puzzles analysts with sales fall Subscription

14 Jul 2017 | By Alec Mattinson

The market was left distinctly unimpressed this week by Marks & Spencer’s first quarter organic sales fall


Convibo expands its one-hour delivery service across London Subscription

13 Jul 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

The company will extend one-hour delivery from M&S, Tesco, Waitrose and Whole Foods Market to eight new areas

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Gist agrees to end pay disparity at M&S Hemel Hempstead site Subscription

13 Jul 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

Gist has agreed to give 23 workers on local contracts the same pay and conditions as employees on national contracts


Aldi overtakes M&S and Waitrose in customer service ranking Subscription

12 Jul 2017 | By Elinor Zuke

The supermarkets with the lowest customer service levels were Tesco, Asda and the Co-op


M&S trading update: What the analysts say Subscription

11 Jul 2017 | By Alec Mattinson

M&S shares have fallen 4.7% today despite improving trends in general merchandise and grocery and headline sales growth of 2.7%.

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City snapshot: Marks & Spencer’s first quarter like-for-like sales drop 0.5% Subscription

11 Jul 2017 | By Alec Mattinson

Marks & Spencer has reported a 0.5% fall in first quarter like-for-like sales, as the timing of Easter and improved performance in general merchandise led to an improved overall sales performance. Plus, retail sales rise 1.2% last month amid best food sales since 2012, McBride’s annual sales drop 5.9% and all the rest of the latest news from the City

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

23 Jun 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

Twenty 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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Marks & Spencer half year results: what the analysts say Subscription

08 Nov 2017 | By Edward Devlin

Openings of Simply Food stores to be scaled back  because of the ’increasingly tough trading environment’

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Marks & Spencer delivery has hurdles to overcome

16 Oct 2017 | By John Mercer

M&S’s long-anticipated venture into grocery ecommerce is under way and we put its new home delivery offering to the test

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My food & drink job: Samuel Higginson, M&S

12 Sep 2017

Samuel thought he wanted to be a pathologist. Then three days at a food science summer school changed everything and set him on a path towards a career at M&S

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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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