Marks & Spencer news

20 September 2019
We visit the newly re-opened M&S branch in Clapham to see how the retailer is innovating with in-store space to provide more sustainable solutions, including its new vertical farming technology. Showcasing new urban farming technology On September 12th, M&S re-opened its Clapham Junction branch, which has been redesigned to showcase the retailers latest thinking in sustainability. The ope...
13 September 2019
M&S has partnered with Infarm - one of the world's leading urban farming platforms - to deliver a range of fresh produce grown and harvested in a selection of M&S' London stores. Six stores to trial six herb range The range includes a selection of fresh herbs - basils, mint, parsleys and coriander - grown in a special cabinet at M&S’ newly re-opened Clapham Junction store in South West Lond...
09 September 2019
Marks & Spencer has appointed Danielle Papagapiou in the newly created head of loyalty role, as reported by Retail Week. Experience includes 15 years at Tesco Papagapiou left her most recent role as customer director at Vision Express in May. Prior to joining Vision Express, Papagapiou spent 15 years at Tesco and led its Clubcard loyalty scheme from February 2015 to November 2016. Newly ...
14 August 2019
Across the UK, we’ve already seen significant expansion into transit hubs from a range of operators. Here we draw together some of the latest moves from food-to-go players in airports. Crêpeaffaire – Luton Airport Crêpeaffaire is just one of a number of food-to-go focused operators that have opened at the newly refurbished Luton airport (Bristol-based Friska was one of the earlier entrants,...
06 August 2019
We take a first look at M&S’s new Food renewal trial store in Kent, as the retailer completes its deal with Ocado and the appointment of former M&S director as new chief exec for Ocado is announced. New store format for M&S M&S launched the first of its new trial stores Hempstead Valley in July. The retailer is taking a test and learn approach with its new “bigger, better, fresher” format. ...
31 July 2019
The retailer is offering discount to shoppers bringing their own containers when purchasing from Market Place counters. Discount to reduce use of single-use plastic Shoppers bringing their own reusable containers to M&S's Market Place counters will receive 25p discount off each meal. 23 stores include Market Place counters, with over 70,000 people picking up their lunch from them each week....
16 July 2019
Evolving its relationship with franchise partner WHSmith, M&S food-to-go and food-for-later products are being introduced to selected WH Smith branches.  M&S food in new high street locations According to local press, clearly branded M&S food-to-go zones have launched in Bournemouth and Bedford branches of WH Smith in May and June respectively. In addition, The Grocer reports that a further...
10 July 2019
The retailer's latest initiative to attract bigger basket family shops will reward customers spending £20 with mini collectable versions of popular products. Source: M&S   M&S Little Shop M&S has recreated 25 mini products for shoppers to collect.  These include M&S signatures such as Percy Pig sweets and "Best Ever" prawn sandwich. Shoppers spending £20 or more will receive one ...
22 May 2019
As M&S reports decline in full year sales and profits, CEO Steve Rowe states the pace of change will accelerate, and that the business is on track with its transformation. Developments in the year ahead will include more store portfolio redevelopment and rationalisation, the relaunch of the Sparks loyalty programme, and the pilot of a new food store format. Results in brief for the full year e...
25 April 2019
Price investment and new twists on its popular meal deal mechanic are evident on the shelves as the retailer seeks to win bigger baskets and appeal to family shoppers. Investing in price M&S's competitively priced basket of Easter goods was widely reported in the press. According to Good Housekeeping magazine, purchasing items for Easter lunch for eight people was £3.65 cheaper than the pre...