Marks & Spencer profile

A guide to M&S and its operations today. Updated half yearly to include latest information on performance, strategic developments, marketing initiatives, key personnel and must see stores.

Marks & Spencer: data

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Strategic outlook for M&S

Marks and Spencer is now four years into its five-year transformation plan to reshape its UK and International businesses. In this report we review M&S’s grocery retail outlook for the next five years and examine implications for its suppliers.

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M&S has announced the appointment of Alex Freudmann as the next managing director of its food division. He will take up the post on November 1st and sit on the executive committee. Alex Freudmann will fill the vacancy created by Stuart Machin’s promotion to M&S CEO. This in turn follows Steve Rowe’s stepping down from that role last month.

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M&S has announced its 2021/22 financial results, reporting group revenue rose 6.9% versus 2019/20, which it said was more comparable than the 2020/21 year given the pandemic’s effects on its business. Revenue reached £10.9 bn, while profit before tax rose 29.7% to £522.9m. Key figures for Food The retailer reported that M&S Food grew revenue by 10.1%, while excluding the performance of its ...
Marks & Spencer (M&S) launched an impressive new concept store in a former Debenhams department store site. The M&S ‘store of the future’ was opened on the Roaring Meg retail park in Stevenage on Thursday 28 April 2022. The 75,000 sq. ft M&S store overs two floors, with the food hall, women’s clothing and a beauty department on the ground floor and homeware, baby and kids wear, an opticians, a...
M&S has announced that Steve Rowe will stand down as CEO at the retailer’s preliminary results on May 25 th as part of a planned succession programme. He will be succeeded by Stuart Machin, Chief Operating Officer and MD of Food with Katie Bickerstaffe promoted to the new role of co-chief executive. Steve Rowe’s multiple achievements as CEO Often it takes an outsider to deliver radical c...
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