Marks & Spencer news

07 February 2013
M&S has created a dedicated team to experiment with new technology, according to reports in Retail Week. It also intends to open Simply Food stores in France. Digital lab to introduce 'start up' mentality According to the report, the digital lab will be central in driving M&S'  multi-channel ambitions, with a start-up, agile mentality helping the retailer to evaluate and develop cutting edge ...
07 February 2013
We highlight the stores you’ve looked at the most on Retail Analysis in January Aldi, Atherstone, UK : an increasingly potent format Source: IGD research With the discount channel growing rapidly, this store demonstrates many of the reasons why discounters are trading so successfully. The store has developed its product range through investing in NPD acr...
10 January 2013
M&S has reported group growth of 0.6% for the 13 weeks to 29 December 2012. Total UK sales grew just 0.3%, with LFL of -1.8%. Food outperformed the total business, showing a 2.7% total uplift and a LFL rise of 0.3%. Headline figures from Q3 Group sales: +0.6% Total UK sales: +0.3% (-1.8% LFL) Food sales: +2.7% (+0.3% LFL) General merchandise: -2.2% (-3.8% LFL) Multichannel...
03 January 2013
Our summary of when retailers will reveal their Christmas trading results. Monday January 7th – Morrisons Wednesday January 9th – Sainsbury’s Thursday January 10th – Tesco and M&S Monday January 15th – Ocado Watch out for our analysis on the day and for our upcoming Christmas trading special analysis. Want to learn more about the trading outlook? ...