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Inside the new John Lewis women's wear floor

Business Features

Trouble Hits the High Street, With John Lewis Layoffs, Losses at M&S

With attention diverted to the U.S. election, British retailers have released gloomy figures as the country heads into national lockdown.

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London retail reopens following the Covid-19 closures.


Marks & Spencer to Cut 7,000 Jobs in Next Three Months

Sales of clothing and home goods were down 29.9 percent over the two months ending Aug. 8.

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Harvey Nichols, The Fragrance Room

Business Features

M&S, Ted Baker, Harvey Nichols Set to Lay Off More Than 1,000 Workers

The clothing retailers, which play in different segments of the market, are downsizing in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, and a slowdown in footfall.

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Marks & Spencer Chief Looks to Seize the Moment, Learn From COVID-19

M&S may have seen sales and profits fall in fiscal 2019-20, but the ceo said the business is learning valuable lessons and has already been running a tighter operation since lockdown.

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The Next flagship on Oxford Street in London.

Business Features

British Retailer Sir David Jones Dies at 76

Jones was a player in the heyday of the British high street, helping to transform the fortunes of the fashion and home retailer Next.

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Human Resources

Marks & Spencer Nabs Tesco’s Richard Price for Top Clothing Role

Price is currently ceo of Tesco’s F&F Clothing division.

clock November 22, 2019Samantha Conti

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Marks & Spencer Profit Climbs, Revenue Dips in First Half

M&S put a positive spin on the results, arguing that it is on track with a strategy to turn itself into a leaner, more nimble and profitable operation.

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Meghan Duchess of SussexSmart Works capsule collection launch, London, UK - 12 Sep 2019Created in September 2013 Smart Works exists to help unemployed women regain the confidence they need to succeed at job interviews, return to employment and transform their lives. Half of Smart Works' clients are from an ethnic minority, long-term unemployed and have been unsuccessful with a large number of job applications. Thanks to the charity's support, 64% go on to get a job following their visit to Smart Works. As well as providing complete outfits of high quality clothes for job interviews, beneficiaries also have access to one-to-one interview training and the opportunity to join Smart Works Network, meeting every month to further their professional and personal development.

Fashion Scoops

What to Know About Meghan Markle’s Fashion Line

“Since moving to the U.K., it has been deeply important to me to meet with communities and organizations on the ground doing meaningful work and to try to do whatever I can to help them amplify their impact.”

clock September 12, 2019Layla Ilchi

Marks & Spencer storeMarks & Spencer, Newbury, Berkshire, UK - 23 May 2018Marks & Spencer the retailer said it plans to close 100 shops by 2022. M&S suffered a big fall in annual profits following a costly store closure plan.


Marks & Spencer to Drop Out of FTSE 100 After Share Price Decline

The struggling retailer suffered a brutal first half.

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Kim Kardashian Shapewear SKIMS


Kim Kardashian West Renames Shapewear Line Skims

The line comes as growth in the shapewear category continues, taking on longtime leader Spanx.

clock August 26, 2019Kellie Ell

Sports bras are growing in popularity as the go-to bra option.


Sports Bras Are Taking Over Women’s Lingerie Collections

Casual fashions, a desire for comfort and ath-leisure styles are all contributing to the trend.

clock August 21, 2019Kellie Ell

Holly Willoughby's Marks & Spencer Must-Haves, The Denim Edit collection pieces on displayHolly Willoughby Marks and Spencer collection launch, Westfield, White City, London, UK - 25 Feb 2019

Business Features

Clothing Chief Jill McDonald Makes Abrupt Exit From Marks & Spencer

Steve Rowe, ceo of M&S, will take over the role in the near term, as supply chain challenges persist.

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Marks & Spencer Sales, Pre-Tax Profits Decline as Turnaround Begins

Marks & Spencer’s ongoing shape-shifting efforts dented sales and profits in the financial year.

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The Marks & Spencer store in London

Mergers and Acquisitions

Marks & Spencer Signs JV Deal With Ocado as Competition Heats Up

Marks is hoping to ramp up its online food offer to compete with U.K. giants, and Amazon.

clock February 27, 2019Samantha Conti

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Fashion Scoops

Marks & Spencer Sets U.K. Store Closures in Motion, With Up to 1,000 Jobs at Risk

The high-street retailer has confirmed a further 17 store closures across the U.K.

clock January 15, 2019Natalie Theodosi

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Stephane Rolland Couture Fall 2020


Stéphane Rolland to Launch Ready-to-Wear Fashion Line

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