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....”. David Kay, of Hall Hunter Partnership, a grower for Waitrose, Marks & Spencer and Tesco that employs about 3,000 seasonal labourers from 20 different countries, said he had tried to recruit British workers, but had found it difficult. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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.... An early statement from California that the speculation is wrong, and that it is not in the running, would be welcome. Dennis Millard, the chairman of Halfords, says it is “disappointing” that chief executive Jill McDonald resigned last month to try her hand at selling clothes at Marks & Spencer. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....Fruit supplier Mack, based in Kent, handles 1. 3m avocados a week for a number of British retailers, and is testing a new Spanish-developed machine for labelling fruit destined for Marks & Spencer’s shelves. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 23rd of June 2017 05:09:16 PM
....Fruit supplier Mack, based in Kent, handles 1. 3m avocados a week for a number of British retailers, and is testing a new Spanish-developed machine for labelling fruit destined for Marks & Spencer’s shelves. ...
Hinkley Point C: watchdog confirms fears of political vanity project | Nils Pratley image
.... An early statement from California that the speculation is wrong, and that it is not in the running, would be welcome. Dennis Millard, the chairman of Halfords, says it is “disappointing” that chief executive Jill McDonald resigned last month to try her hand at selling clothes at Marks & Spencer. ...
M&S fashion chief will leave behind £1.7m as she departs Halfords image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 22nd of June 2017 05:24:01 PM
....Jill McDonald, the boss of Halfords, is missing out on £1. 7m of bonuses from the bikes and car parts retailer as she jumps ship to Marks & Spencer. ...
British farmers warn loss of EU workers will see strawberry prices soar image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 22nd of June 2017 12:00:22 AM
....”. David Kay, of Hall Hunter Partnership, a grower for Waitrose, Marks & Spencer and Tesco that employs about 3,000 seasonal labourers from 20 different countries, said he had tried to recruit British workers, but had found it difficult. ...
UK retail sales dive sparks biggest FTSE 250 fall since last summer image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 15th of June 2017 10:13:53 AM
....”. The slump in retail sales, combined with the profit warning from sofa chain, has seen shares in the sector drop back sharply, with Next, Marks & Spencer and Kingfisher all down more than 3%. ...
DFS warns over profits in latest sign of UK spending squeeze image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 15th of June 2017 09:32:26 AM
....“The trading environment has recently weakened beyond our expectation, with significant declines in store footfall leading to a material reduction in customer orders,” he added. Filby’s gloomy commentary on consumer spending hit investor confidence about the outlook for the retail sector, with the share prices of major chains including Next, Marks & Spencer, Debenhams, Dixons Carphone and AO World all hit. ...
Pound recovers after sharp falls as political turmoil hits markets image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 9th of June 2017 04:46:50 PM
....”. Among the market’s leading fallers were Royal Bank of Scotland and Lloyds Banking Group, housebuilders Taylor Wimpey and Barratt Developments, and retailers Marks & Spencer and Next. ...
M&S offers cash grants to community businesses in ethical relaunch image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 1st of June 2017 06:32:53 PM
. Marks & Spencer has pledged to raise £25m for mental health, heart and cancer charities, and halve food waste across its operations by 2025, as it steps up its ethical commitments under its new chief executive, Steve Rowe. ...
BT considering closing defined-benefit pensions scheme for existing staff image
.... These cuts can be achieved by closing the fund to contributions, essentially freezing the final salaries of middle to junior staff who may have been expecting their retirement income to be calculated on a more senior position. Apart from Royal Mail and BT, other large companies such as the Post Office and Marks & Spencer have also announced they would close their defined benefits schemes for future accruals. ...
Electric bikes help power cycle sales at Halfords image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 25th of May 2017 05:38:37 PM
.... She insisted Halfords’ prices had risen less than that. McDonald, who is leaving Halfords in October to become head of non-food including clothing at Marks & Spencer, said the cycle market still had good growth prospects: “People want to get fit and healthier and cycling is an affordable low impact way to get fitter,” she said. ...
Halfords profits hit by weak pound image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 25th of May 2017 07:13:06 AM
...."Profit performance for the year was impacted by the weaker pound but our plans are well developed and I am confident this will be offset over time," she said. It is the last set of results to be presented by Ms McDonald before she joins Marks & Spencer as head of non-food in September. ...
Is M&S being radical enough as it slips out of fashion? | Nils Pratley image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 24th of May 2017 01:40:53 PM
. Marks & Spencer’s share price has improved 10% since Archie Norman, lately of ITV and once of Asda, was named as the next chairman earlier this month. ...
Marks & Spencer to report slump in clothing sales after short-lived boost image
. Marks & Spencer will report a fresh slump in clothing sales on Wednesday after a revival at Christmas proved short-lived. ...
Marks & Spencer’s underwear is level at 30,000 feet image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 21st of May 2017 06:00:47 AM
....Britons are trapped in autopilot mode with 61% sticking to the same, familiar patterns. That was the slightly bizarre line pulled from a study being punted around by Marks & Spencer earlier this month, as it took time off from running a clothing business that for 133 years has largely stuck to familiar patterns. ...
Brexit clouds gather over Chelsea flower show as sponsorship wilts image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 19th of May 2017 05:57:59 PM
....Last year, the newly married Rupert Murdoch and Jerry Hall were snapped walking hand in hand among the blooms in a rare public outing. Perennial attendees include the former Marks & Spencer chief executive Sir Stuart Rose, as well as Lord Myners, WPP boss Sir Martin Sorrell, the governor of the Bank of England, Mark Carney, former Newsnight host Jeremy Paxman, Stephen Fry, Ringo Starr and Dame Judi Dench. ...
M&S puts faith in fluted sleeves as womenswear comes out fighting image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 16th of May 2017 05:23:05 PM
. Will knickers or canapes win the battle for the soul of Marks & Spencer, or can the pink coats fight off a landgrab by prawn sandwiches to remain at the heart of the country’s most iconic high street store?. ...
M&S puts faith in fashion novice from Halfords and retail veteran image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 5th of May 2017 11:04:47 PM
. The latest Marks & Spencer advert closes on a Thelma & Louise style montage as two glamorous women disappear into the sunset in their open-topped sports car. ...
M&S lifts share price after naming Archie Norman as chairman image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 5th of May 2017 06:38:50 AM
. Marks & Spencer investors have backed the appointment of retail industry veteran Archie Norman, the former Asda chief executive, as its new chairman. ...
Marks and Spencer names Archie Norman as new chairman image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 5th of May 2017 06:29:06 AM
....Mr Rowe has already announced a big expansion of the M&S food operation. Mr Norman said: "I am looking forward to taking on the role of the chairmanship of Marks & Spencer as the business under Steve Rowe's leadership faces into the considerable challenges ahead in a rapidly changing retail landscape. ...
Adam Crozier will leave ITV looking a picture of health image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 3rd of May 2017 06:50:32 PM
.... Sainsbury’s shares are at least marginally higher. Good luck to Jill McDonald, the latest person to try to invigorate Marks & Spencer’s clothing and home business. ...
M&S hires Halfords chief to run struggling clothing arm image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 3rd of May 2017 07:12:00 AM
. Marks & Spencer has poached the chief executive of Halfords in an attempt to revive its struggling clothing, beauty and home sections. ...
Google and Facebook bring in one-fifth of global ad revenue image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 1st of May 2017 11:01:11 PM
....5bn the year before. Despite its large share of the ad market, Google faces a growing boycott from major advertisers including the UK government, Marks & Spencer and McDonald’s, and has promised an overhaul of its advertising policies. ...
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.... Maybe that was the point. Ocado’s board will not be surprised that Marks & Spencer is moving into its territory by experimenting with online delivery. ...
Hummus 'crisis' sheds light on secret world of mass food production image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 29th of April 2017 08:00:25 AM
.... The buildings belong to Bakkavor, the international food manufacturer behind the mass withdrawal of the product from British supermarket shelves after customers complained of a metallic taste. These units off the Hanger Lane gyratory system – among 30 facilities on 19 different UK sites – manufacture hummus and other dips on an industrial scale for supermarket giants including Tesco, Sainsbury’s, Marks & Spencer, Waitrose, the Co-op, Asda and Morrisons, who sell them under their own brands. ...
Will Lloyds chief enjoy plain sailing or will he jump ship? | Nils Pratley image
....Maybe Horta-Osório, at the age of 53, pines for a job on the global stage, but running a restructured Lloyds is surely an easier way to earn £5m-ish a year than most of the alternatives. All the reasons why Marks & Spencer refused to offer an online food delivery service made sense. ...
M&S to trial online food delivery service this autumn image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 27th of April 2017 06:10:06 PM
. Marks & Spencer is to launch an online grocery shopping service this autumn as it looks to cash in on the success of its food halls. ...
Hummus crisis? What hummus crisis? image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 26th of April 2017 11:40:00 AM
....Hummus crisis? What hummus crisis? . Sainsbury's and Marks & Spencer have been forced to withdraw parts of their ranges from stores due to a "production issue". ...
Hummus shortages after shops remove dip from sale over 'taste issues' image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 25th of April 2017 01:18:52 PM
. Lovers of Middle Eastern cuisine are bracing themselves for a new kind of double dip recession as both Sainsbury’s and Marks & Spencer face a shortage of hummus. ...
When an M&S closes, you lose more than a store | Barbara Ellen image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 22nd of April 2017 11:05:27 PM
. Marks & Spencer is planning six big regional store closures in Portsmouth, Warrington, Slough, Worksop, Wokingham and Monks Cross, near York. ...
BHS crash sets trend for a chain of closures on UK high streets image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 22nd of April 2017 03:00:17 PM
....The BHS drama has played out during a period of massive structural change in the retail sector as established chains adapt their businesses to a world in which 20% of their sales are online. Last week, both Marks & Spencer and Debenhams announced store closures as their respective new management teams attempt to square the cost of large physical store chains with changing shopper habits. ...
Green Investment Bank sell-off: only time will tell how green it is | Nils Pratley image
.... Cafes and restaurants in the shops? Most department stores offer them these days, and the high streets outside are awash with Costas. A better digital offer? Even Marks & Spencer was on the job years ago. ...
M&S to close six stores as it tries to 'stay in tune' with shoppers image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 20th of April 2017 11:27:13 AM
. Marks & Spencer has announced plans to close six stores, affecting 380 jobs, but the retailer has pledged to find staff alternative posts in nearby outlets. ...
Next boss misses out on annual bonus for first time in 18 years image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 18th of April 2017 04:15:22 PM
....Total remuneration for Next’s board almost halved as all directors missed out on their annual bonus after a failure to stock enough wardrobe staples contributed to the chain’s first drop in annual profits for eight years. The company has also struggled in a tough market as shoppers spend less on clothes and more on eating out and holidays while competition online, where Next once offered far superior service, has increased as the likes of Marks & Spencer and Debenhams have modernised their operations. ...
UK wine industry to plant 1m vines as sector bubbles with confidence image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 18th of April 2017 06:30:21 AM
....A shift to buying more expensive vintages has also encouraged consumers to trade up to English wines, which typically start at £10 a bottle, although the top sparklers such as Nyetimber, made in West Sussex, retail for about £35. Sales of domestically grown wine have been on an upward swing since 2000, with Waitrose and Marks & Spencer now offering dozens of different English and Welsh wines, and top retailers and restaurants stocking more and more lines. ...
Royal Mail union warns of industrial action over pension scheme closure image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 13th of April 2017 08:44:38 AM
....”. Other companies including Marks & Spencer and Tata Steel UK also have plans to end defined-benefit pension plans. ...
FTSE 250 sets record closing high image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 10th of April 2017 07:46:23 AM
....4% after a court approved a deal between Britain's biggest supermarket chain and the Serious Fraud Office to settle an investigation over a 2014 accounting fraud. Primark owner ABF and Marks & Spencer also gained, climbing 3. ...
Why BlackRock wants to pay George Osborne £650,000 a year | Nils Pratley image
....55%). It is the biggest shareholder in more than half of the FTSE 100’s companies: Ashtead, Aviva, AstraZeneca, British American Tobacco, British Land, BHP Billiton, BP, Burberry, Centrica, Compass, Croda, CRH, Diageo, Direct Line, Experian, GKN, GlaxoSmithKline, Hammerson, HSBC, 3i, Imperial Brands, Intertek, Johnson Matthey, Kingfisher, Land Securities, Legal & General, Lloyds Banking Group, London Stock Exchange, Marks & Spencer, Mondi, National Grid, Next, Persimmon, Royal Dutch Shell A and B shares, Relx, Royal Mail, Randgold Resources, Sage, Shire, St James’s Place, Standard Life, Smiths Group, Scottish Mortgage Investment Trust, Smith & Nephew, Severn Trent, Tesco, Unilever, Vodafone, Worldpay, and WPP. ...
The lost generation: ‘I’m 30-something and still depressed and broke’ image
.... After she gives me the £2,000 I feel guilty, but less so when I interrogate her finances. It turns out she has thousands of pounds of savings (including redundancy money from being laid off by Northern Rock); she works part-time at a Marks & Spencer; she gets a state pension (she’s 66 years old); she gets a final salary pension; she gets a winter fuel payment (£200); and she gets a free bus pass, which she doesn’t use as she’s got a BMW. ...
BA has its head in the clouds over buy-on-board food image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 30th of March 2017 06:00:19 AM
....BA recently introduced a new food policy on its short-haul economy service. It advertised the fact that travellers now have to pay for on-board food as a great step forward, particularly as there would be a choice of Marks & Spencer goodies. ...
Poundland takes on Asda with low-cost clothing range image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 29th of March 2017 05:34:00 PM
Cauliflower prices slashed as UK's warm weather leads to glut image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 24th of March 2017 05:05:46 PM
....The warm spring has also put British-grown asparagus on shelves earlier than usual. The first spears of the season have already gone on sale at Marks & Spencer. ...
Google to overhaul advertising policies after growing boycott image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 21st of March 2017 09:48:57 AM
. Google has promised a wide-ranging overhaul of its advertising policies in response to a growing boycott of the company’s platforms from leading brands and advertisers including the UK government, Marks & Spencer and McDonald’s. ...
Head of Google Europe apologises over ads on extremist content image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 20th of March 2017 12:23:08 PM
....The government and several high-profile companies have suspended adverts, or are reviewing whether to do so, after it emerged that extremists including Duke were able to profit from adverts on Google’s network. Marks & Spencer became the latest company to pull advertising from Google on Monday, adding its name to a growing list that includes government departments, major advertising agencies and well-known companies. ...
Unilever bids to heal shareholder rift amid 'garage sale' warnings image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 19th of March 2017 01:46:15 PM
....But the company also remains committed to fending off any renewal of Kraft Heinz’s interest, which comes amid support from the former City minister Paul Myners. Lord Myners, who chaired Marks & Spencer when it fought off a bid from the BHS tycoon Sir Philip Green, upbraided the prime minister for not doing enough to “protect prize assets” in an editorial for the Sunday Telegraph. ...
Zara founder to receive £1.1bn payout after record sales image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 15th of March 2017 10:47:42 AM
....4bn in its warehouses, technology, new stores and online expansion. Sales grew in all markets, including the UK – where some rivals, such as Next and Marks & Spencer, have found trade tough. ...
M&S launches mental health drop-ins as part of Ruby Wax project image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 14th of March 2017 01:56:46 PM
. Marks & Spencer is to host mental health drop-ins in its store cafes as part of an initiative designed to soothe stressed shoppers. ...
Sick Parcelforce couriers can be charged up to £250 if they can't find cover image
. Parcelforce couriers who deliver packages for Marks & Spencer, John Lewis and Hamleys can be charged up to £250 a day if they are off sick and cannot find someone to cover their shift. ...
Sick DPD couriers face £150 charge if unable to find cover image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 3rd of March 2017 07:39:12 PM
If EU workers go, will robots step in to pick and pack Britain’s dinners? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 25th of February 2017 04:00:05 PM
.... Hence the appeal of those machines. Harry Hall, managing partner of Hall Hunter Partnership, which supplies strawberries, raspberries, blackberries and blueberries to customers including of Marks & Spencer and Waitrose, told the National Farmers Union conference in Birmingham this week that he thinks robotic picking machines, which use 3D cameras and sensors to automatically gauge when fruit is ready before picking and grading it ready for shipment, are not yet economically viable. ...
Waitrose voted UK's best supermarket image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 16th of February 2017 12:01:26 AM
. Waitrose, Iceland and Marks & Spencer have bagged the top slots in a supermarket survey based on customers’ levels of satisfaction when shopping in store and online. ...
Fraud case and falling share price take shine off Lloyds’s farewell to taxpayer image
.... It devoured deals even as others were pulling back, often in commercial property, and not just in the UK but in Ireland and Australia too, where among the more quirky investments that have been sold off is a 16-metre-high pineapple-shaped tourist attraction in Queensland. In the UK, Peter Cummings, who ran the Bank of Scotland corporate lending arm, had a list of clients that included Sir Philip Green during his ill-fated bid for Marks & Spencer in 2004. ...
Five reasons why Waitrose is closing stores image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 9th of February 2017 02:57:04 PM
....Its not just the rise of Aldi and Lidl that has affected Waitrose. One of its biggest rivals, Marks & Spencer, has also been expanding fast in recent years, opening hundreds of its Simply Food convenience stores. ...
War of convenience as supermarket chains take on small stores image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 4th of February 2017 04:00:33 PM
....7% over the next five years to £42bn as Britons turn their backs on the weekly shopping trip in favour of more frequent top-up shops. “When we opened the store here in the 80s, the only competition was a small independent round the corner but now there are 11 major shops on my doorstep,” says Patel, reeling off a list of competitors to his Nisa Local store that includes Sainsbury’s, Marks & Spencer and Waitrose. ...
Beware the call connection services that charge £3.60 a minute image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 4th of February 2017 06:59:22 AM
....But Amazon is just the tip of a huge consumer iceberg. A quick trawl of other “connection services” suggests there are many out there offering to put people through to a vast range of household names, including Marks & Spencer, Tesco, John Lewis, npower, O2, BT, Sky, Argos, Asda, BA, Royal Mail, HMRC, the DVLA, TV Licensing and even the Dartford Crossing. ...
Taxi for Marks & Spencer … but not in a bad way! image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 3rd of February 2017 07:00:08 AM
. On Boxing Day my brother-in-law bought a very nice Italian wool jacket in the Marks & Spencer sale. ...
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Why is Tesco buying Budgens' owner – and will it affect shoppers? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 27th of January 2017 02:12:27 PM
.... Booker doesn’t own these stores – they are all independently run and owned – but it sells them a large proportion of their stock and assists with marketing, IT and a whole range of other services making for a close relationship. The group’s Booker Direct service also delivers grocery supplies to most of the major cinema chains, including Odeon and Cineworld, the national prison service and provides the limited array of non-own label food sold in Marks & Spencer. ...
Wetherspoon ready for a comeback? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 15th of January 2017 07:00:09 AM
....While the British drinker seems to be heroically buoying the pubs’ figures, their counterparts sashaying along our high streets have been performing a similar service for our shops. Marks & Spencer has reported its best Christmas in six years, Morrisons its best in seven and Majestic Wine its “biggest ever”, while even dreary old Debenhams did better than expected. ...
A new stock market bubble? Neil Woodford may have a point image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 12th of January 2017 03:21:32 PM
.... This was his third Christmas in charge and the share price stands where it was after his first. Over at Marks & Spencer, Steve Rowe is new(ish) in post but knows the first lesson of Christmas: don’t read too much into it. ...
M&S enjoys cracking Christmas as clothing sales rise image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 12th of January 2017 07:52:32 AM
. Marks & Spencer has ended the long-running slump in sales at is clothing arm with its best Christmas performance for six years. ...
Shopper's champion goes on the offensive over UK retail's sexist surcharge image
....”. By contrast, Marks & Spencer refused to yield on its higher prices in hospital outlets, arguing it was impossible because they are run under franchise and forcing cuts would breach competition law. ...
Murder, she wrote: the missing bankers thriller image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 8th of January 2017 07:00:11 AM
....That doesn’t mean that everyone else on the high street had a shocker, of course, but we’ll have a better idea of who did after an action-packed series of announcements this week. We have trading statements from Tesco, Sainsbury’s and Morrisons, plus a host of more general retailers including Joules, SuperGroup, Marks & Spencer, Debenhams, Booker, Ted Baker and Dunelm. ...
Could Next be the new M&S: profitable but terminally unexciting? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 7th of January 2017 04:00:23 PM
....A reliable high street stalwart and City favourite for years, fashion chain Next rocked the City last week as it admitted to having had a gloomy Christmas, after a poor year, and warned of an even gloomier outlook for 2017. Traditionally the first major retailer to report on Christmas trading, Next has long been viewed as a bellwether for the high street and news of its poor performance dragged down the share prices of Marks & Spencer and others. ...
Christmas cheer fades for high street as buyers shop online from home image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 6th of January 2017 12:01:03 AM
....The slowdown could mean store closures as retailers invest more in developing mobile apps and other online shopping tools, and try to reduce high-street space. Marks & Spencer has recently announced plans to close 30 UK stores while B&Q, the electricals retailer Currys/PC World, and the Topshop/Dorothy Perkins group Arcadia, have all scaled back their store estate in recent years. ...
Cause for alarm at Next as Wolfson's policy shift betrays his pessimism image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 4th of January 2017 02:20:37 PM
.... Next may be overreliant on consumer credit – and the clothes may be dowdier since the departure of the design guru Christos Angelides in 2014 – but most of the pressures described by Wolfson apply to the majority of mass-market clothing retailers. Pre-tax profits of £792m-ish this year will still mean Next makes substantially more profit than Marks & Spencer. ...
Next shares slump after gloomy 2017 forecast and unfestive figures image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 4th of January 2017 08:23:01 AM
.... Just 13 months ago they were changing hands at nearly £82. Next’s gloomy update dragged down other fashion retailers, with Marks & Spencer and Debenhams closing down 6% and Primark owner Associated British Foods losing nearly 4%. ...
English sparkling wine industry toasts export record image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 31st of December 2016 12:01:12 AM
.... In October, the Sussex-based Bolney Wine Estates announced a £2m investment to fund further production through a new winery and major expansion into the US, Scandinavia and Asia. In the UK, sales of homegrown wine at Marks & Spencer doubled while Waitrose sold 50% more English sparkling wine. ...
BP fills up with $1.3bn Australian petrol station deal image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 28th of December 2016 02:46:00 PM
....The two firms will trial a convenience store business at 200 stations as part of the agreement. The move follows the success of BP's Simply Food forecourt chain in the UK, which it runs with Marks & Spencer. ...
Brexit, strikes and pay revolts: the year in business image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 28th of December 2016 06:00:27 AM
....So as the year draws to close, who were the winners and losers in the business world in 2016 – and who has most at stake in the year ahead?. No sooner had 2016 begun, that Marc Bolland, the chief executive of Marks & Spencer, announced he was leaving. ...
Boxing Day shoppers expected to splash out before Brexit price rises image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 26th of December 2016 07:37:30 AM
....Kitchen outfitter Magnet is trumpeting a half price sale with the Fusion Champagne kitchen (based on 8 units with laminate worktops) down from £10,420 to £4,789. Marks & Spencer’s homewares sale includes the Austen small corner sofa, which is half price at £999. ...
Supermarkets to rake in £900m in Christmas spend on Friday image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 22nd of December 2016 04:55:13 PM
....Grocers that focus on premium quality foods usually grab a bigger share of the market at Christmas. Marks & Spencer, which typically accounts for 3% of UK grocery spend, sells one-quarter of all festive turkeys. ...

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