Tag Archives: M&S

M&S expands retail, operations and property leadership team

M&S (Marks & Spencer) has added two new roles to its retail, operations and property leadership team with the appointment of Will Smith as property director and Helen Milford as retail director. M&S said: ‘Both will report into retail, operations & property director Sacha Berendji. Whilst we have previously had …

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M&S names new clothing & home managing director

Marks & Spencer (M&S) has announced that Richard Price, the current ceo of F&F Clothing at Tesco, has been appointed to the role of M&S managing director of clothing & home. Richard will join M&S next year and a start date will be ‘confirmed in due course’. Richard first joined …

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M&S plans 60,000sq ft store for the Midlands

Marks & Spencer (M&S) has announced plans to open a new 60,000sq ft store at British Land’s Giltbrook Retail Park in Nottingham in Summer 2020. Up to 150 new and existing M&S staff will work at the new store in Nottingham, with recruitment in Spring 2020. The announcement comes less …

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Retailers join together to launch mental health support for retail workers

In a UK industry first, seven retailers have joined forces to launch an online training guide designed to help the mental health and wellbeing of retail workers. Funded by the John Lewis Partnership,(JLP) Tesco, Sainsbury’s, ASOS, Co-op, Marks & Spencer (M&S) and Next – and developed with the expertise of …

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Christmas comes early at M&S

This year Marks & Spencer (M&S) customers are getting ready for Christmas earlier than ever before. The clothing, home and food products chain said ‘Christmas’ has been in the top 10 customer searches on M&S.com since the beginning of September, with an average of 2,500 searches a day. In response …

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M&S announces glitter-free Christmas cards and wrap

Marks & Spencer (M&S) has removed glitter from its entire Christmas celebration range this year, including greeting cards, wrapping paper, tags, gift bags, calendars and crackers. All designs which previously featured glitter are now widely recyclable and have been replaced with paper patterns or minimal foils. The move represents the …

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M&S managing director of clothing & home moves on

Marks & Spencer (M&S) has announced that Jill McDonald is leaving the business nearly two years after taking over as managing director of clothing and home. The retailer’s ceo Steve Rowe will be taking over her responsibilities in the near term. He said: “Jill was brought in to establish a …

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M&S Food sponsors Britain’s Got Talent

Marks & Spencer Food has announced its first ever TV sponsorship as it joins forces with ITV series ‘Britain’s Got Talent’. The retailer said ‘Britain’s Got Talent’ is the UK’s most popular TV talent show, with a peak audience of 11.2 million viewers for the 2018 series. The sponsorship deal …

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M&S and Ocado announce new joint venture

Marks and Spencer today (Wednesday January 27) announced the creation of a new 50/50 joint venture with pureplay digital grocer Ocado. Under the deal, M&S will acquire a 50% share of Ocado’s UK retail business for up to £750 million. The joint venture will trade as Ocado.com but will benefit …

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M&S trials plastic-free produce

Marks & Spencer (M&S) has stepped up its commitment to reducing the amount of plastic it uses by launching more than 90 lines of loose fruit and vegetables completely free of plastic packaging in a trial at its Tolworth store in Surrey. To support the trial, M&S has introduced trained …

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