Belinda Earl

With Another Fall at M&S, It's All About Timing Mr Bolland

Jan Shure | Posted 12.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jan Shure

Get a grip, Mr Bolland, because even if your merchandise is perfect, if it isn't available when the consumer wants to consume it, you might just as well put it straight in the sales bins...

Something Up Their Sleeve That Might Just Save M&S

Jan Shure | Posted 09.09.2013 | UK Style
Jan Shure

If I hadn't seen the drop-dead gorgeous dresses in their A/W collection - many with the kind of sleeves most grown-up women crave - I might be less excited by her announcement. But Ms Earl, 51, brings back to M&S that intangible something - call it class, call it good taste, call it style - which has been so sorely lacking in the past decade.

Janie's Gone, But She Wasn't the Key to Solving M&S's Problems

Jan Shure | Posted 17.06.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Jan Shure

If Ms Schaffer, with her decades of retail experience was "not given free rein", what hope for a former fashion director, albeit one who was a brilliant journalist with stellar contacts and endless fashion savvy?

Last Chance Saloon for M&S Fashion

Jan Shure | Posted 13.03.2013 | UK Style
Jan Shure

To say dear old M&S has lost the plot, fashion-wise, is not just a supreme understatement but inaccurate.

M&S = Madness & Stupidity

James Burwood | Posted 30.09.2012 | UK
James Burwood

It is M&S's obsession with cutting costs (rather than making money) that leads them to faraway lands in pursuit of ever cheaper wage rates (even though wages actually make up less than 10% of the cost of the garment).