Marks & Spencer

Marks & Spencer

Cheesy, naff and downright cringeworthy but M&S sales are on the up

WHETHER it's the celebrities pretending to have fun, the cheesy chumminess in an exotic location or even Michael Buble's singing, the latest Marks & Spencer TV adverts have not been a winner with everyone.

It's not just Paris, it's M&S Paris as retail icon reveals return

British high street icon Marks & Spencer announced its return to France yesterday, a decade after its retreat from across the Channel left thousands of shoppers disappointed.

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City focus on M&S as sales slide looms

RETAILER Marks & Spencer is set to add to the high street gloom with lower fourth quarter sales next week, although it is likely to have fared better than rivals.

M&S in line for 'decent numbers' from festive trading

A TRADING update on Tuesday from Marks & Spencer's new chief Marc Bolland is expected to reveal "decent numbers" during the crucial festive period, City analysts said.

Not just a chairman - Sir Stuart Rose bids farewell

Sir Stuart Rose steps down as chairman of Marks & Spencer today, bringing his six-year tenure with the high street stalwart to a close.

M&S chief Bolland prepares to cull branded food lines

NEW Marks & Spencer chief executive Marc Bolland is this week poised to announce plans to scale back the branded foods that were introduced alongside its own-label products.

M&S may buy back shops in U-turn across Channel

HIGH street stalwart Marks & Spencer is eyeing a return to mainland Europe in a move that could see it buy back stores it controversially sold there almost a decade ago.

Marks and Spencer director slates firm's 'eco kettle'

A MARKS and Spencer "eco kettle" which was designed to use up to 30 per cent less water than the average kettle, has been branded "bug ugly" by a director of the company.

Robert Swannell in frame for M&S after Rose leaves

VETERAN investment banker Robert Swannell looks set to take over as chairman at Marks & Spencer when Sir Stuart Rose steps down next year.

'Cost-cutting' supremo Stewart unveiled as new M&S finance chief

MARKS & Spencer yesterday named Alan Stewart, a former finance director at stationery chain WH Smith with a reputation for cutting costs, as its new finance chief.

M&S to sell 'over-size' uniforms for overweight school pupils

THE UK's growing problem of childhood obesity has hit the high street, after clothing giant Marks & Spencer has started selling school uniforms for out-sized pupils.

M&S survives shareholder rebellion over new chief 's £15m pay package

MARKS & Spencer yesterday withstood a threatened shareholder rebellion over its executive pay plan with more than 90 per cent of investors backing the £15 million package awarded to new chief executive Marc Bolland.

Sales filip for M&S but new boss Bolland urges caution on future

MARKS & Spencer chief executive Marc Bolland has warned of tougher times ahead, despite unveiling better-than-expected sales in his inaugural trading update at the retailer.

Erikka Askeland: Nervous retail sector eagerly awaiting update from M&S

HIGH street retailer Marks & Spencer posts its latest trading figures on Wednesday as new chief executive Marc Bolland gets his feet under the table.

Capital M&S store boss nets award

THE manager of Marks & Spencer on Princes Street has been named the firm's top UK store boss.

Marks&Spencer's profits hit as pressures build

MARKS & Spencer will post sliding annual profits this week that are expected to spotlight the continuing challenges on the high street as new chief executive Mark Bolland is also formally unveiled to the City.

Marks & Spencer reveals £800m plan to plug its pension deficit

MARKS & Spencer yesterday moved to plug its final-salary pension deficit with an £800 million funding package after a review showed it was deeply in the red.

Dyson delivers surprise blow as he quits M&S to be Punch chief

MARKS & Spencer's finance director Ian Dyson resigned yesterday to take up the chief executive position at Punch Taverns, the pub chain, after he was passed over for the top job at M&S.

M&S staff in line for £80m windfall but Rose issues NI warning

BUMPER fourth-quarter sales growth at Marks & Spencer will trigger an £80 million bonus pool for tens of thousands of staff.

M&S profit upturn expected

A SALES report from Marks & Spencer and an update on the state of the manufacturing sector will be on the City's radar this week, writes Peter Ranscombe.

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