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MARKS & Spencer is set to report poor festive trading this week as heavy discounting activity in the run-up to Christmas failed to spark a late surge in spending. Analysts predict the retailer will report a drop in third quarter general merchandise sales of as much as 1.5 per cent, despite a highly publicised revamp [...]
BUSINESS leaders will this morning set out 30 EU regulations that they believe should be scrapped in order to help the British economy, in a boost for Prime Minister David Cameron’s plan to renegotiate a new relationship with Brussels. The business taskforce, headed by a team including Marks & Spencer chief executive Marc Bolland, was commissioned by the [...]
SHARES in Marks & Spencer rose two per cent yesterday as the latest phase of the retailer’s turnaround plan won the City’s approval. Chief executive Marc Bolland showcased a new layout for its womenswear range at the Oxford Street Pantheon store that it hopes to roll-out across the UK. The changes include a new shoe [...]
MARKS & Spencer has scored a host of British names ranging from Oscar winning actresses to authors and Olympic athletes for its crucial autumn womenswear collection, which could determine Marc Bolland’s future at the chain. The chief executive of M&S has been under increasing pressure this year to stem eight straight quarters of declining sales [...]
Marks & Spencer boss Sir Stuart Rose has kept his job after a planned shareholder revolt at the retailer’s annual meeting yesterday turned into no more than a whimper. Over 94 per cent of the grey-haired army that braved the rain to descend on the Royal Festival Hall on London’s South Bank yesterday afternoon to [...]
Marks & Spencer boss Sir Stuart Rose is likely to keep both his jobs as chief executive and chairman despite facing fiery opposition from shareholders at the retailer’s annual meeting today. Up to 30 per cent of shareholders are planning to either vote or abstain over concerns about his dual role, though analysts doubted they [...]
Does it help M&S to be an iconic brand? It has huge traction in the public mind, which can amplify both its successes and its failures. When it does well, everyone notices – but when it reports disappointing results, and the share price plummets, the story is all over our TV screens. And that doesn’t [...]
Up to 30 per cent of Marks & Spencer shareholders angry at Rose’s power grab Marks & Spencer is bracing itself for up to a third of its investors to abstain or vote against Sir Stuart Rose’s controversial plans to hold both chairman and chief executive positions at the retailer’s annual general meeting on Wednesday. [...]
Four large investors in Marks & Spencers are planning to vote against the retailer’s annual report and accounts at its annual meeting next week over concerns about Sir Stuart Rose’s dual role as executive chairman and chief executive. Three pension schemes – The Universities Superannuation Scheme, Railpen and APG, and the Co-operative Insurance Society, who [...]
Marks & Spencer boss Sir Stuart Rose faces the battle of his life next week as he explains to shareholders, already angry about his cavalier approach to corporate governance, the reasons for its rapid sales decline. M&S shares crashed more than 24 per cent as stunned City analysts slashed their forecasts after the retailer said [...]
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