Marks and Spencer

Tesco Closes 43 Stores And Slashes Prices In Drastic Action To Survive

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 08.01.2015 | UK

Tesco is shutting its head office along with 43 unprofitable stores as part of a raft of drastic new measures as new boss Dave Lewis fights to turn ar...

Can We Find the True Meaning of Christmas in a Penguin?

David Hall | Posted 04.12.2014 | UK
David Hall

Much as I relish the creativity of many of their efforts, I feel that this trend tells a worrying story both about the faltering attempts of business to redefine its place in the world and about our own need to grasp at almost anything to create meaning in our lives. In my book, we could do with rather more powerful stories at Christmas time. Any ideas?

30 Snazzy Christmas Jumpers For Men And Women

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 27.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Nothing says Christmas like a good old festive knit. From Ron Weasley's monogrammed maroon number to Mark Darcy's reindeer roll neck in Bridget Jo...

Which Bargain Supermarket Tied With Waitrose For Christmas Food?

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 01.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle

If you're doing Christmas on a budget this year then we have some excellent news for you: discount store Lidl has tied with 'posh nosh' specialist Wai...

Get The Spoons Out. M&S Food Porn Is Back...

Huffington Post UK | Louise Ridley | Posted 02.09.2014 | UK

Marks & Spencer is trying to make food sexy again, a decade after its iconic "This is not just a chocolate pudding..." advert sent pudding sales soari...

Louise Ridley

M&S Scores Fail Grade In Advert To Make School Uniforms 'Cool' | Louise Ridley | Posted 28.08.2014 | UK

School uniforms are not meant to be cool, says the headteacher from the reality TV show Educating Essex, who has spoken out against an advert for Mark...

'I've Always Played The Dominatrix, The Stalker, The Nutter...'

M&S Style & Living | Posted 06.08.2014 | UK Entertainment

Still recognised as Hugh Grant’s jilted fiancée, ‘Duckface’, from Four Weddings and a Funeral, Bafta-nominated actress Anna Chancellor is a tru...

You Don't Want To Know What Happens To Chicken Before It Reaches The Supermarket

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 24.07.2014 | UK

Some of Britain's biggest supermarkets have launched urgent investigations into claims they are being supplied with contaminated chicken, which could ...

Suits You, Sirs: M&S Kit Out England Off The Pitch (PICTURES)

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 02.05.2014 | UK Sport

England have revealed the Marks & Spencer World Cup suits they will don in Brazil. GQ have released images of 12 players modelling their sleek suit...

Why Made in Britain is Good for Business

Tiffany London | Posted 24.06.2014 | UK
Tiffany London

The 'Made in Britain' label, it seems, is making a comeback. Marks & Spencer has done it for the high street, Mary Portas has done it for knickers, and my maternity wear label Tiffany Rose has done it for the plethora of pregnant women out there looking for beautiful, flattering and well-made dresses.

Can We Stop Slagging Off Marks and Spencer Please?

Poorna Bell | Posted 25.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Poorna Bell

Marks and Spencer is fast becoming - if not already become - the fashion industry's favourite whipping boy/girl. Watch the claws come out around its second Leading Ladies campaign, as columnists furiously tap away their thoughts about why it sucks, what it did wrong and what M&S needs to do to be successful. But seriously, it's getting a bit tiring.

Are Call Centre Jobs About To Become Far More Interesting?

Mark Hillary | Posted 24.03.2014 | UK
Mark Hillary

Maybe outsourcing isn't so bad after all? Brands wouldn't be able to offer the customer service that consumers expect if they didn't work with an expert in the business and it's also creating thousands of jobs that are just getting better and better. Don't knock it.

Marks & Spencer, Muslims and a Matter of Taste

Daniel Warner | Posted 21.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Daniel Warner

No one has the right to refuse to help or serve someone because their religion denotes what others should put in their shopping basket, trolley or mouth. A Marks & Spencer food hall is not a place to breed religious or racial intolerance.

Dawkins Wades Into M&S Alcohol & Pork Products Row

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 23.12.2013 | UK

Prominent atheist Richard Dawkins has attacked Marks & Spencer over its policy of allowing Muslim checkout staff to refuse to serve customers alcohol ...

M&S Apologises Over Muslim Staff Row

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.12.2013 | UK

Marks & Spencer has apologised, saying its procedure was not followed when a Muslim member of staff refused to serve a customer trying to buy a bottle...

Muslim M&S Staff Told They Can Refuse To Serve Alcohol And Pork

Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.12.2013 | UK

UPDATE: Atheist Richard Dawkins Wades Into M&S Alcohol & Pork Products Row As Retailer Apologises Muslim checkout staff at Marks and Spencer have ...

M&S To Only Sell Gender Neutral Toys From Spring 2014

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 17.12.2013 | UK

All toys sold at department store Marks and Spencer will be gender neutral from Spring 2014, the company has confirmed. The news came via Twitter ...

Animal Welfare Isn't on the Agenda

Philip Lymbery | Posted 08.02.2014 | UK
Philip Lymbery

I'm delighted to hear that both Coop Group (Switzerland) and Marks & Spencer are showing leadership in farm animal welfare and have come out top this year. As well as managing animal welfare risks, embracing higher animal welfare can be embraced as a business opportunity.

Brits Don't Want Our Jobs, Say Ocado And Domino's Pizza Bosses

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 09.12.2013 | UK

Brits should find jobs of their own and stop complaining about immigrants from Romania and Bulgaria coming here to work, Ocado's Sir Stuart Rose has s...

Why This Christmas Will Be the Busiest Yet for Shelter's Helpline

Liz Clare | Posted 07.02.2014 | UK
Liz Clare

Despite nearly a decade at the other end of the phone, I have never seen the helpline as busy as it is now, and it's picking up every day. We're open seven days a week, 365 days a year, and from morning until night, the phones ring constantly - without fail.

Don't Let Christmas Ads Trick You Into Thinking Advertising Can Be Art

Planet Ivy | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Entertainment
Planet Ivy

I have put the question of whether advertising can be seen as art to friends, colleagues and family, and they all agree that it can be. They inevitably reel off adverts they remember over the years - if it involves surfing horses it must be art.

Big Ads and Big TV: A Marriage Made in Heaven

Gavin Devine | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Entertainment
Gavin Devine

We have just seen the launch of this year's Christmas adverts for Marks and Spencer and John Lewis, as well as a slew of other department stores and supermarkets - Sainsbury's is launching its campaign tomorrow.

A Tale of Two Retailers

Karan Chadda | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK
Karan Chadda

It is the best of times, if you're John Lewis, it is the worst of times, if you're Marks & Spencer. These two titans of British retail are going through very different experiences. John Lewis continues to grow robustly whereas poor M&S, despite the strength of its food business, desperately needs to turnaround its declining, core clothing business.

WATCH: The Quite Bizarre And Slightly Scary M&S Christmas Advert

The Huffington Post UK | Andrea Mann | Posted 29.11.2013 | UK Comedy

Ah, Christmas! A time of sweetness and light, comfort and joy.... unless you're living in Marks And Spencer world. Yes, the M&S 2013 Christmas adv...

LOOK: Who's In Marks And Spencer's New 'Womanist' Campaign?

The Huffington Post UK | Poorna Bell | Posted 19.08.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Has Marks & Spencer finally got it right with its new 'Britain's Leading Ladies' campaign? Certainly it's in line with the current zeitgeist of ch...