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In its latest trading update, for 13 weeks to 28 December, M&S has reported total group sales down 0.7%.  But behind this the performance of its core UK business was stronger with like-for-like sale positive in the period; up 0.2%.  Furthermore, the Food division proved the growth driver, with a market-beating +1.5% offsetting a 3.7% decline in its Clothing & Home sales.

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While ongoing decline in its clothing & home division impacted group performance, food delivered positive like-for-likes, reports M&S in its interim results for the 26 weeks ending 28th September. Results in brief Group revenue declined -2.1% to £4.86bn Profit before tax and adjusting items down -17.1% Food revenue up 1.2% to £2.85bn, and like-for-like sales up 0.9% drive by volume...

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