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Marks & Spencer Q4 update: What the analysts say

Marks & Spencer this morning (2 April) reported an increase in fourth-quarter clothing sales, its first in almost four years. Analysts prais...

M&S online Bra Fit Tool boosts sales

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 tan...

Who's winning in UK apparel shopping switch?

Primark may be reaching saturation point in the UK market, making it more difficult to hold and retain customers, analysts believe. But whil...

COMMENT: UK reshoring is far from a done deal

An increasing amount of hype in recent years has focused on the business of reshoring, including two separate reports in the last week alone...

Latest Interviews

M&S continuing to drive sustainability agenda 12 Nov 2014

Michelle Russell

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.


The Bangladesh Accord tackles unsafe factories 20 Feb 2014

Kitty So

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.

Latest News

Fashion recovery boosts Marks & Spencer Q4 2 Apr 2015

Richard Woodard

A long-awaited recovery in clothing sales helped UK retailer Marks & Spencer to a brighter fourth-quarter, with group sales rising 1.9%.


Cambodia labour abuse claims disputed 23 Mar 2015

Katie Smith

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.


Top stories this week on just-style... 6 Mar 2015

Katie Smith

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.


M&S Asia head quits as China stores to close 3 Mar 2015

Michelle Russell

UK retailer Marks & Spencer is to close five of its stores in Shanghai and has confirmed its head of Asia is to step down.


Next's head of menswear design to join M&S 30 Jan 2015

Michelle Russell

Next’s head of men's wear design, Simon Hawksworth, is to join UK retailer Marks & Spencer in the same role.

Latest blogs

2015 starting to shape up 12 Jan 2015

Leonie Barrie

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.


Big gap between Ethiopia export goals and reality 10 Dec 2014

Michelle Russell

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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Marks & Spencer Plc in Retailing (United Kingdom)

Marks & Spencer Plc in Retailing (United Kingdom)

Having posted strong growth from its sales of packaged food throughout the economic recession, Marks & Spencer’s performance towards the end of the review period was hampered by the poor performance o...

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Marks & Spencer Plc in Apparel and Footwear (United Kingdom)

Marks & Spencer Plc in Apparel and Footwear (United Kingdom)

Marks & Spencer had a challenging 2013, with the company blaming unseasonal weather, limited consumer budgets and strong promotional activity as the main reasons for flat growth. The company is lookin...

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Marks & Spencer Plc in Apparel (United Kingdom)

Marks & Spencer Plc in Apparel (United Kingdom)

Marks & Spencer Plc offers a wide range of quality products at prices ranging from economy to high mid-range. It is one of the longest established British high street stores and sells clothing, food a...

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