Tag Archives: Marks & Spencer

M&S celebrates Royal Wedding by becoming ‘Markle & Sparkle’

Marks & Spencer (M&S) has announced a royal rebrand in honour of the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle tomorrow (Saturday May 19). M&S will become Markle & Sparkle for one weekend only (May 18-20). The official unveiling of the rebrand took place today at 10am at M&S’ Windsor …

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Marks & Spencer announces store closures

Marks & Spencer (M&S) has announced that six of its stores will close by the end of April, with a further eight proposed for closure. The retailer said staff from the six stores at Birkenhead, Bournemouth, Durham, Fforestfach, Putney and Redditch will move to nearby branches. The eight stores are …

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Marks & Spencer sells retail business in Hong Kong and Macau to Al-Futtaim

Marks & Spencer has today (Tuesday January 2) confirmed the sale and franchise of its retail business in Hong Kong and Macau to its long-established franchise partner Al-Futtaim. The sale, which completed on December 30, sees Al-Futtaim become the new sole franchisee for Marks & Spencer in Hong Kong and …

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House Beautiful Awards 2017 winners revealed

‘House Beautiful’ magazine celebrated the best in homes and interiors at its annual awards ceremony, held at IET London: Savoy Place last Thursday (November 16). The event was hosted by celebrity gardener and broadcaster David Domoney, who revealed the names of the following House Beautiful Awards 2017 winners: Home retailer …

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M&S presents ‘Paddington and the Christmas visitor’

Children’s book character Paddington bear is the star of Marks & Spencer’s Christmas campaign for 2017. The advert, entitled ‘Paddington and the Christmas Visitor,’ made its debut on TV and social media last Tuesday (November 7). It is a festive, family focused tale that tells the story of how Paddington …

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Marks & Spencer confirms start date for new md for clothing, home & beauty

Marks and Spencer has confirmed that Jill McDonald took up the new position of managing director, clothing, home & beauty last Monday (October 2). The former chief executive officer of Halfords will have overall profit and loss accountability for all aspects of the M&S non-food business, from design and sourcing …

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Laura Wade-Gery joins John Lewis Partnership board

John Lewis Partnership, has appointed Laura Wade-Gery as a non-executive director to its board. John Lewis Partnership is the parent company of department store group John Lewis and supermarket chain Waitrose. Laura previously worked for Marks & Spencer as multi channel executive director for five years until September 2016. Before …

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M&S partners with Wasabi to offer ‘sushi and theatre’

  Marks & Spencer (M&S) announced yesterday (Wednesday August 2) a trial of fresh sushi counters in partnership with sushi specialist Wasabi. The retailer said the aim of the initiative is to bring customers ‘expertly prepared fresh products, while improving the in-store experience with a touch of theatre’. The counters, …

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Which? names its top brands of 2017

Consumer watchdog Which? has revealed the winners of the 2017 Which? Awards. At a ceremony held in London on May 17, which was jointly hosted by Which? chief executive Peter Vicary-Smith and TV presenter Natasha Kaplinsky, Which? celebrated businesses across a range of sectors from retailers and home appliances to …

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M&S urges the nation to ‘spend it well’

Marks & Spencer has returned to the nation’s TV screens for the launch of a new brand campaign. The high street chain described its ‘Spend it Well’ push is ‘a call to action – designed to inspire and enable people to make every moment special by focusing on the quality …

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