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M&S taps Nobody's Child as first online brand partner Beth Wright | 2 Oct 20

Eco-conscious womenswear brand Nobody's Child has been selected as the first third-party clothing brand to be sold on Marks & Spencer's website.

M&S brings back Shwopping recycling programme Michelle Russell | 2 Oct 20

UK clothing, homewares and food retailer Marks & Spencer hope to continue to keep clothing out of landfill with the return of its Shwopping recycling scheme.

Marks & Spencer to cull 7,000 roles as Covid bites Michelle Russell | 18 Aug 20

UK clothing, home and food retailer Marks & Spencer is to make 7,000 job cuts across management and stores over the next three months as it looks to address the material shift in trade caused by the Covid-19 pandemic.

Tough road ahead for Marks & Spencer amid restructuring Michelle Russell | 18 Aug 20

Following on from the 950 job cuts it announced just last month, Marks & Spencer has revealed today (18 August) it will make a further 7,000 as it once again attempts to transform the business. The news pushed the retailer's share price down over 2% this morning to 111.20 pence. Analysts believe the decision by M&S was a necessary one but that the retailer now has a tough road ahead to catch up with its rivals.

UK government aid to support fashion supply chains Beth Wright | 14 Aug 20

The UK Government has launched a new programme to strengthen global supply chains by supporting workers in developing countries during the coronavirus pandemic in a move that is estimated to benefit nearly 120,000 people working in the global garment industry. 

Marks & Spencer to cut 950 central support roles Michelle Russell | 20 Jul 20

UK clothing, food and home retailer Marks & Spencer is to cut 950 roles across its central support functions in a bid to accelerate the restructuring of its business.

Former Debenhams exec Savva named new M&S brands chief Beth Wright | 14 Jul 20

Former Debenhams executive Sarah Savva has joined UK retailer Marks & Spencer as its new business lead of brands following plans outlined by the company in May to bring in third-party clothing labels.

Marks & Spencer latest to phase out alpaca wool Michelle Russell | 17 Jun 20

UK retailer Marks & Spencer is said to be the latest fashion retailer to phase out the use of alpaca wool in all future product developments.

Retailers begin to outline store reopening plans – Update just-style | 16 Jun 20

Debenhams, Brooks Brothers, and J.Crew Group are among the latest apparel brands and retailers to outline reopening plans after stores and online operations were closed temporarily worldwide as part of efforts to help limit the spread of the coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak.

M&S plans near-sourcing after 75% clothing sales hit Michelle Russell | 20 May 20

Marks & Spencer is to accelerate a number of changes within the business after taking a 75% sales hit on clothing sales during the coronavirus lockdown – with plans to bring in third-party clothing brands, and introduce a faster, 'near-sourcing' supply chain.

New M&S clothing boss to start role earlier than planned Michelle Russell | 14 May 20

Marks & Spencer's new head of clothing and home is due to start his role three months earlier, meaning plans for a transformation of the division could be fast-forwarded.

M&S cuts clothing orders by GBP100m as Covid-19 hits sales Beth Wright | 20 Mar 20

Marks & Spencer (M&S) has warned trading over the next nine to 12 months in its clothing and homewares business is likely to be severely impacted by the coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak and that it is "taking all possible steps" to defer supply ahead of what it expects to be a prolonged downturn in demand.

New M&S bra-fit tool to help track lingerie trends Beth Wright | 26 Feb 20

Marks & Spencer (M&S) has developed a new digital tool to assist with bra fittings, in a move that grants it access to customer data and will help to better track lingerie shopping trends and buying habits in the long term. 

M&S moves closer to national distribution network Beth Wright | 14 Feb 20

UK retailer Marks & Spencer (M&S) is to close two of its clothing and homewares distribution centres, putting some 662 jobs at risk, as it moves to a nationally connected distribution network. 

M&S appoints Alex Dimitriu head buyer for menswear Michelle Russell | 13 Feb 20

UK clothing, food and home retailer Marks & Spencer has appointed former Miss Selfridge buyer Alex Dimitriu as head of purchasing for menswear.

M&S continues leadership shakeup in new finance boss appointment Hannah Abdulla | 11 Feb 20

Marks & Spencer has named Eoin Tonge, former finance boss at Greencore Group, as its new chief financial officer in its second executive appointment in under a week, as the high street giant ploughs on in its quest to return the business to a stable footing.

M&S appoints chief strategy and transformation director in turnaround bid Beth Wright | 6 Feb 20

Marks & Spencer has named non-executive director Katie Bickerstaffe as chief strategy and transformation director as the UK fashion and homeware retailer looks to accelerate its turnaround efforts. 

M&S clothing needs "change at pace" say industry onlookers Michelle Russell | 4 Feb 20

Much work is still required to fix and position Marks & Spencer for a "brighter", sustainable future, with clothing needing "change at pace" to stabilise revenues, analysts say, but the outlook is positive.

M&S shakes up kidswear in effort to grow sales Hannah Abdulla | 24 Jan 20

UK fashion and homeware retailer Marks & Spencer is shaking up its kidswear range as part of efforts to broaden its apparel and grow its share of the childrenswear market.

M&S Q3 clothing and home sales fail to impress Hannah Abdulla | 9 Jan 20

Clothing sales have once again dived at UK High Street chain Marks & Spencer as the retailer reported its third-quarter trading results to 28 December.

M&S looks to breathe new life into clothing division with athleisure brand launch Hannah Abdulla | 6 Jan 20

Marks & Spencer has launched Goodmove — its new dedicated activewear range — in an apparent nod to the recent growth of the athleisure market.

M&S Founders Factory invests in three fashion start-ups Hannah Abdulla | 11 Dec 19

UK retailer M&S has started working with six fast-growth start-ups selected from 100 new businesses as part of its Founders Factory joint venture.

M&S adds new creative director to clothing team Michelle Russell | 28 Nov 19

UK fashion, food and home retailer Marks & Spencer has appointed former Arcadia director Anthony Cassidy as its head of brand creative for the clothing and home division.

M&S turns to Tesco's F&F for new clothing boss Leonie Barrie | 22 Nov 19

British retailer Marks & Spencer has re-hired Richard Price, currently CEO of Tesco’s F&F Clothing, as managing director of its struggling clothing and home division.

Brands still failing to deliver on responsible viscose sourcing Michelle Russell | 20 Nov 19

A new report has found that while the issue of responsible viscose production is now firmly on the agenda of the fashion industry, there are still brands and retailers failing to deliver on responsible sourcing.

M&S clothing woes continue to weigh on profits Beth Wright | 6 Nov 19

Shares in Marks & Spencer Group (M&S) remained up by more than 3.5% today (6 November) as the retailer said it is "making up for lost time" in its clothing and home business despite a fall in the segment's sales in the first half of its financial year.

Clothing firms progress on preventing plastic pollution Michelle Russell | 30 Oct 19

A progress report on global efforts to prevent plastic pollution has praised clothing retailers Ganni, Marks & Spencer and Woolworths Holdings for their efforts so far to reduce plastic packaging.

M&S simplifies sub-brands and relaunches Per Una Beth Wright | 8 Oct 19

Marks & Spencer (M&S) has relaunched its Per Una brand following a "significant refresh" that comes just a week after the British retailer's management team admitted it is 18 months behind schedule on a turnaround plan for its clothing and home business.

M&S bosses admit clothing turnaround plan is 18 months behind schedule Hannah Abdulla | 2 Oct 19

The Marks and Spencer management team has admitted it is 18 months behind schedule on a turnaround plan for its clothing and home business.

ETI launches tool to tackle language barriers in supply chain Hannah Abdulla | 1 Oct 19

ETI members Marks & Spencer and Coop have collaborated on a toolkit aimed at offering businesses practical support in tackling the common challenges associated with multiple cultures and languages among supply chain workers. 





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