Marks and Spencer: Jill McDonald new Managing Director, Clothing, Home & Beauty to start on 2nd October 2017

London, 2017-Sep-19 — /EPR Retail News/ — Further to the announcement made on 3rd May 2017, and in accordance with paragraph 9.6.12 of the Listing Rules, Marks and Spencer Group plc today (13 Sep 2017) confirms that Jill McDonald will take up the new position of Managing Director, Clothing, Home & Beauty on 2nd October […]

Plan A 2025: Marks & Spencer to launch new major community transformation programme

London, 2017-Jun-02 — /EPR Retail News/ — Marks & Spencer today (01 Jun 2017) announces a major community transformation programme as part of Plan A 2025 – its new plan to support 1,000 communities, help 10 million people live happier, healthier lives and convert M&S into a zero-waste business. The pioneering programme will see M&S […]

Marks & Spencer launches new eco and ethical programme – Plan A 2025

New eco and ethical ambition set 10 years after original 100-point five-year plan London, 2017-Jun-02 — /EPR Retail News/ — Marks & Spencer today (01 Jun 2017) launches a new sustainability plan – Plan A 2025. The eco and ethical programme is an ambitious, customer focused plan that builds on the success of the first […]

Marks & Spencer: New study reveals average Brit makes 15 decisions on autopilot a day

Average Brit says ‘yes’ to FOUR things they should say ’no’ to every day because they live in fear of letting others down London, 2017-May-12 — /EPR Retail News/ — The UK is an ‘autopilot’ nation in danger of sleep-walking through the choices we make, according to a new cultural report released today (11 May […]

Meet The New Managing Director For Marks And Spencer’s Clothing, Home & Beauty.

LONDON, 2017-May-08 — /EPR Retail News/ — Marks & Spencer announces that Jill McDonald, currently CEO at Halfords, has been appointed to the new role of Managing Director, Clothing, Home & Beauty. Jill’s role will have overall profit and loss accountability for all aspects of the M&S non-Food business, from design and sourcing through to […]

Marks & Spencer appoints Jill McDonald to the new role of Managing Director, Clothing, Home & Beauty

LONDON, 2017-May-03 — /EPR Retail News/ — Marks & Spencer announces that Jill McDonald, currently CEO at Halfords, has been appointed to the new role of Managing Director, Clothing, Home & Beauty. Jill’s role will have overall profit and loss accountability for all aspects of the M&S non-Food business, from design and sourcing through to […]

Marks & Spencer updates on its five-year programme to improve its UK store estate

36 new stores to open in next six months Over 1,400 new jobs created Proposal to close six stores All colleagues in affected stores guaranteed redeployment in near-by stores LONDON, 2017-Apr-21 — /EPR Retail News/ — Marks & Spencer (M&S) today updates on its five-year programme to improve its UK store estate to better meet the […]

Marks and Spencer Group Plc announces Quarter 3 2016/17 trading statement

LONDON, 2017-Feb-14 — /EPR Retail News/ — Marks and Spencer Group Plc Quarter 3 2016/17 Trading Statement 13 Weeks to 31 December 2016* Third quarter sales   Total Like-for-like1 Food 5.6% 0.6% Clothing & Home 3.1% 2.3% Total UK 4.5% 1.3% International (reported) 18.9% International (constant currency) 2.9% Group (reported) 5.9% Group (constant currency) 4.3% […]

M&S Chairman Robert Swannell intends to retire in 2017

LONDON, 2016-Dec-13 — /EPR Retail News/ — Marks and Spencer Group plc (“M&S”) announces that, after serving six years as Chairman, Robert Swannell has informed the M&S Board that he intends to retire in 2017. Senior Independent Director Vindi Banga will now lead a process to identify and appoint the next M&S Chairman and Robert […]

M&S Executive Director Multi-Channel Laura Wade-Gery to leave the company

LONDON, 2016-Sep-13 — /EPR Retail News/ — M&S today (12 Sep 2016) announces that it has agreed with Laura Wade-Gery that, following her maternity leave, Laura will not be returning to her position as Executive Director, Multi-Channel, and will be leaving the company at the end of September. Laura will step down from the Board with […]

Marks & Spencer announces proposals to make significant changes to its UK Head Office structure

London, 2016-Sep-06 — /EPR Retail News/ — Marks & Spencer announces today (05 Sep 2016) that it will be entering in to consultation with its employees with regards to proposals to make significant changes to its UK Head Office structure. The proposals have been developed by M&S following a detailed review of the organization and an […]

Eco and Ethical Programme: Marks & Spencer releases its 2016 Plan A Report

2015/16 Plan A highlights Charity donations help reduce food waste by 9% Plastic microbeads removed to help protect marine life Clothing and food suppliers detailed on interactive supply chain map Only certified sustainable palm oil used in M&S products Nearly three quarters of M&S products have an eco or ethical quality 90% of Sparks card […]

Marks and Spencer Group plc 2015/16 results: Continued strong growth in Food

LONDON, 2016-May-26 — /EPR Retail News/ —   53 weeks to 2 April 16 change on LY 52 weeks to 26 March 16 change on LY Group revenue  £10.6bn  +2.4% £10.4bn +0.8% Underlying profit before tax1  £689.6m  +4.3% £684.1m +3.5% Non-underlying items  (£200.8m)  n/a (£200.8m) n/a Profit before tax  £488.8m  -18.5% £483.3m -19.5% Underlying basic earnings […]

Marks & Spencer announces new management structure and changes to responsibilities of the Executive Directors

LONDON, 2016-May-12 — /EPR Retail News/ — Marks & Spencer today announces a series of changes designed to simplify its management structure in order to drive speedier decision making and move the business closer to its customers. As part of this there have been some changes to responsibilities of the Executive Directors.   Patrick Bousquet-Chavanne becomes […]

Marks & Spencer and Alexa Chung launches new collection Archive by Alexa

LONDON, 2016-Apr-18 — /EPR Retail News/ — Archive by Alexa brings together a modern icon of British style Alexa Chung, and a long standing icon of the British high street, Marks & Spencer. This is a unique approach to a collaboration. Using the rich and extensive Marks & Spencer Company Archive in Leeds*, Alexa and the […]

Marks and Spencer Group’s Q4 2015/16: Food sales continue to outperform the market

LONDON, 2016-Apr-07 — /EPR Retail News/ — Marks and Spencer Group Plc Quarter 4 2015/16 Trading Statement 13 Weeks to 26 March 2016    ‘Another good quarter in Food; more to do in Clothing and Home’ Food sales continue to outperform the market Sales +4.0%; LFL +0.0%; grew market share to 4.3% New store opening […]

Marks and Spencer Group CEO Marc Bollandt to retire in 2016; Steve Rowe to succeed

LONDON, 2016-1-11 — /EPR Retail News/ — Marks and Spencer Group plc today announces that Marc Bolland has informed the Board that, after six years in the role, he wishes to retire as CEO in 2016. Marc will be succeeded as CEO by Steve Rowe, Executive Director of General Merchandise. Marc Bolland will remain CEO […]

Marks & Spencer announces details of its five point action plan to tackle the industry-wide challenge of reducing levels of Campylobacter in whole chickens

Five point action plan rolling out across M&S supply chain M&S plan implemented since September already seeing step change in results LONDON, 2014-11-21 — /EPR Retail News/ — Marks & Spencer (M&S) today announces details of its five point action plan to tackle the industry-wide challenge of reducing levels of Campylobacter in whole chickens. The […]