M&S to launch four overseas sites

■ Marks & Spencer is to step up its international growth plans with the launch of four new foreign language websites next month. The retailer revealed that it will expand online in Germany, Spain, Austria and Belgium on 19 November after opening its first two overseas sites in France and Ireland in the past year. “This is us moving forward with our plan to transform M&S from traditional British retailer to a leading international, multi-channel retailer,” said chief executive Marc Bolland. M&S delivers to over 80 countries through its UK website and said those four markets were among the most popular delivery destinations.