Tag Archives: marks & spencer

Tesco Finest is now UK’s biggest brand says new UK boss Richard Brasher

Tesco commercial and trading director Richard Brasher, set to become the retailer’s new UK CEO when the company reorganises under new big boss Philip Clarke, let slip that Tesco Finest was now the UK’s biggest brand yesterday when he was ...

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Can Marc Bolland export Marks & Spencer to the world?

Others have tried and failed of course, notably the regime of Sir Rick Greenbury which bought a number of flagship stores in Europe and also Ivy League outfitter Brooks Brothers and Kings supermarkets in the US. But Bolland, as part ...

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Marketing bonanza pays off for buoyant Marks & Spencer

The headline in this morning’s Financial Times may have reported that M&S chief (Marc Bolland) eyes tougher times ahead but, in fact, the bellwether UK retailer has reported buoyant sales in the quarter to October 2. Like for like food ...

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Amazon, Tesco and M & S top email table

The most popular companies to email consumers are Amazon, Tesco and Marks and Spencer, according to new research. More than a quarter of the survey said they would most like to receive emails from these companies. Apparently they score the ...

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England football scores for Marks & Spencer!

Bizarre but true: bellwether UK retailer Marks & Spencer managed to sell 38,000 Jamie Redknapp-promoted polo shirts and even 5,000 ‘replica’ England football team grey suits in the first quarter of 2010. Bet those 5,000 people feel a touch foolish ...

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World Cup curse hits Theo Walcott and M&S

It was ever thus, pick a player to feature in your World Cup ad and you can almost guarantee that they’ll be dropped from the final squad, be injured or be arrested for nicking pennies from a charity box. Marks ...

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Rosy outlook from Marks & Spencer, markets dive – what’s going on?

There was a time when robust big company earnings, like today’s from Marks & Spencer, would boost the stock market. Share prices, after all, reflect company profits so if they go up so do shares. Or do they? This morning ...

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