Marks & Spencer Group Plc
UK retailer Marks & Spencer said it has plans in place to launch a programme that aims to improve transparency in its clothing supply chain....
The annual results from UK retailer Marks & Spencer have raised hopes among investors that the group is facing a brighter future. Headlines...
| 22 Jun 2015
More than 200 companies have now signed the Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh following the collapse of the Rana Plaza factory building in Dhaka, which killed more than 1,100 people in 2013.
| 2 Apr 2015
Marks & Spencer this morning (2 April) reported an increase in fourth-quarter clothing sales, its first in almost four years. Analysts praised the UK retailer's positive performance given recent market share trends, and see gross margin opportunity in general merchandise overall.
| 11 Mar 2015
A new online Bra Fit Tool developed by Marks & Spencer has been used by 167,000 women since its launch last November, and is providing a tangible boost to sales.
| 20 Feb 2015
Primark may be reaching saturation point in the UK market, making it more difficult to hold and retain customers, analysts believe. But while price-savvy H&M has picked up some shoppers, the value retailer also appears to have gained from the likes of Next and M&S.
| 12 Nov 2014
UK retailer Marks & Spencer is on something of a mission: To become the world's most sustainable retailer through its ambitious Plan A environmental and ethical programme. The person in charge of implementing this globally is Adam Elman, head of Plan A delivery, who discusses the initiative's challenging targets and the need for wider industry collaboration.
| 20 Feb 2014
As safety inspections on more than 1,500 garment factories supplying a group of mainly European retailers get underway this week, just-style speaks with Brad Loewen, the top safety official overseeing the effort.
| 5 Jun 2015
Denim brand G-Star Raw has become the latest company pledging to eliminate the use of rayon and viscose fabrics derived from ancient and endangered forests in its clothes.
| 20 May 2015
UK retailer Marks & Spencer has delivered its first increase in profits in four years thanks to improved general merchandise gross margin, less discounting and better deals with suppliers.
| 2 Apr 2015
A long-awaited recovery in clothing sales helped UK retailer Marks & Spencer to a brighter fourth-quarter, with group sales rising 1.9%.
| 23 Mar 2015
UK retailer Marks & Spencer and the Garment Manufacturers Association of Cambodia (GMAC) have disputed the details of a report alleging labour rights abuses are still rife in the country's garment factories, with both claiming they are committed to providing and supporting safe working conditions.
| 6 Mar 2015
The most-read stories on just-style this week include concerns that the freefalling euro is adding to Bangladesh's textile and clothing production woes, a closer look at Myanmar's new garment Code of Conduct, and news that a pay rise is being considered for Sri Lanka's garment workers.
| 3 Mar 2015
UK retailer Marks & Spencer is to close five of its stores in Shanghai and has confirmed its head of Asia is to step down.
| 30 Jan 2015
Next’s head of men's wear design, Simon Hawksworth, is to join UK retailer Marks & Spencer in the same role.
| 8 Jan 2015
Marks & Spencer has not completely won back the confidence of consumers, analysts believe, after the retailer revealed a drop in like-for-like general merchandise sales and clothing sales impacted by unseasonal weather.
| 11 Dec 2014
Jigsaw product director Barbara Horspool has left the UK fashion retailer after two years in the role to join clothing and homeware retailer The White Company.
| 8 Dec 2014
Value fashion retailer Primark has achieved like-for-like sales below the expectations of its parent company, as unusually warmer weather hurt revenues.
| 5 Dec 2014
The most-read stories on just-style this week include M&S increasing the amount of Better Cotton it sources, Cache considering a third-party acquisition offer, and Tesco's management changes could help the retailer build a "a credible trading strategy".
| 4 Dec 2014
UK retailer Marks & Spencer is to appoint a head of international supply chain.
| 2 Dec 2014
UK retailer Marks & Spencer has increased the amount of Better Cotton it sources, moving a step closer to achieving its Plan A commitment to procure 50% from sustainable sources by 2020.
| 17 Nov 2014
UK retailer Marks & Spencer has appointed John Lewis finance chief Helen Weir as its next CFO.
| 14 Nov 2014
The Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh has issued a manual and other remediation guidance to help its supplier factories as the implementation of fire protection measures gets underway.
| 6 Nov 2014
Efforts by Marks & Spencer to become more fashion focused are starting to pay off, analysts believe, after the UK retailer revealed an uplift in sales for the division in its first-half.
| 5 Nov 2014
UK retail group Marks & Spencer today (5 November) said women's wear was the bright spot in its clothing division in the first half as unseasonal weather weighed on the unit's overall performance.
| 5 Nov 2014
Textured Jersey Lanka says it is "back on a strong growth trajectory" as sales surged 29% in the second quarter thanks to a recovery in demand from its US customers.
| 5 Nov 2014
UK fashion retailer Jigsaw has tapped Marks & Spencer's James Williams to help drive its ecommerce business in the newly-created role of head of online trading.
| 29 Oct 2014
Leading fashion players including Levi Strauss & Co and Marks & Spencer are the latest names to sign up to non-profit organisation Canopy’s Fashion Loved by Forest sustainability initiative.
| 27 Oct 2014
Toxic chemicals have been found in clothing and footwear sold by nine supermarkets and retailers in Germany, Austria and Switzerland, including Aldi, Migros and Tchibo.
| 24 Oct 2014
Hong Kong based manufacturing giant Crystal Group has stepped up its efforts to disclose greenhouse gas emissions by becoming one of just two unlisted companies taking part in a climate change questionnaire.
| 12 Jan 2015
With most holiday merchandise brought into the US early as retailers rushed to beat a possible shutdown of West Coast ports, it is perhaps not surprising that apparel imports fell in November.
| 10 Dec 2014
Ethiopia may have more trump cards to play than any other sub-Sahara African country when it comes to developing a competitive cotton, textile and garment supply chain, but it still has a rough road ahead. Indeed, Ethiopia's growth as a garment exporter will be slower and more difficult than the government and local textile organisations predict.
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