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  1. April 27, 2014

    Disasters shake up insurance industry

    New York’s subway was shut for days after Superstorm Sandy’s surging 14-foot wall of seawater flooded its network of...

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    May 10, 2013

    M&S in India: one brand or many?

    Last year, the Indian government changed its policy to allow 100 per cent FDI in single brand retail, removing the 51 per...

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  1. March 26, 2013

    Analysis strategy: Cash savings are to be found hiding among the big data

    So far, big data has mainly been a toy for the chief marketing officer to play with. Companies are using tools for analysing...

  2. May 13, 2012

    Walmart to trial George clothing in Chile

    Walmart is to experiment in its stores in Chile with a range of clothing developed in the UK by Asda’s George business....

  3. May 29, 2011

    George cuts its cloth to fit tighter market

    Andrew Moore notes that customers are becoming more cautious about buying discretionary merchandise such as clothing Andrew...

  4. March 4, 2011

    Morrison to test ‘local’ format

    Dalton Philips, the chief executive of Wm Morrison, is expected to say next week that he is moving closer to a trial of a...

  5. February 16, 2011

    George Davies in FG4 Middle East launch

    George Davies, the fashion entrepreneur, has opened the first stores in his new children’s wear joint venture in the Middle...

  6. February 15, 2011

    Morrison snaps up online baby goods retailer

    Wm Morrison is making its first foray into internet retailing with the purchase of Kiddicare, in a surprise deal that will...

  7. February 6, 2011

    Morrison planning clothing line launch

    Wm Morrison is hatching plans for a big push into clothing as it continues its expansion into previously shunned areas. The...

  8. November 19, 2010

    Style master still defiant as GIVe struggles

    George Davies, the fashion entrepreneur who brought the nation Next, George at Asda and Per Una at Marks and Spencer, wants...

  9. November 19, 2010

    George Davies cuts his cloth in Middle East

    George Davies, the fashion entrepreneur, has shrugged off the disappointment of worse than expected sales at his GIVe...

  10. October 19, 2010

    Fashion guru Davies set to close GIVe stores

    George Davies, the designer who has dressed two generations of British women, is poised to close his stand-alone GIVe...

  11. August 17, 2010

    The perfect partner to provide a new spark

    How do large corporations discover the creativity that founder-led companies seem to enjoy? The answer can lie in finding an...

  12. March 22, 2010

    Success and satisfaction

    The problem with expanding a business is that it only becomes harder to engage your staff. “It is the culture that will keep...

  13. December 12, 2009

    Davies considers launching new GIVe range overseas

    George Davies , the retail entrepreneur who has dressed two generations of British women, is exploring taking his GIVe range...

  14. December 12, 2009

    Davies considers launching GIVe overseas

    George Davies, the retail entrepreneur who has dressed two generations of British women, is exploring taking his GIVe range...

  15. October 10, 2009

    Veteran faces epic task

    Sir David Jones has fought many battles in his life. He ousted George Davies from the boardroom at Next, strived to...

  16. October 9, 2009

    JJB Sports’ chairman faces epic task

    Sir David Jones has fought many battles in his life. He ousted George Davies from the boardroom at Next, strived to...

  17. July 8, 2009

    Embarrassing chink in armour

    A long record in building retail businesses, charity work and publicly battling against Parkinson's disease led to Sir David...

  18. June 13, 2009

    Catwalk catfights

    George Davies obviously takes pleasure in needling knights: Sir David Jones, former chief executive of Next, which the...

  19. June 13, 2009

    Davies voices fears over M&S 'killing' Per Una brand

    George Davies is known among his peers as a man who always speaks his mind and acts on his convictions, regardless of the...

  20. June 13, 2009

    George Davies fashions a comeback

    George Davies, the designer who has dressed two generations of British women, is staging a comeback in the autumn with the...

  21. June 13, 2009

    One big M&S bash

    The great and good of Marks and Spencer past and present gathered at Billingsgate early in the week for its never-ending...

  22. June 12, 2009

    George Davies’s new fashion brand

    Scroll down for the magazine story George Davies is comfortably ensconced in a deep-seated, cream leather chair, his...

  23. June 12, 2009

    George Davies fashions a comeback

    George Davies, the of British women, is staging a comeback in the autumn with the launch of a new label less than a year...

  24. June 12, 2009

    C&W should stop fiddling with its incentive plan

    Calculating and Wily or Careless and Wasteful? Richard Lapthorne, Cable and Wireless’s chairman, can’t be surprised by the...

  25. June 12, 2009

    Davies voices his fears over M&S ‘killing’ Per Una

    George Davies is known among his peers as a man who always speaks his mind and acts on his convictions, regardless of the...

  26. November 19, 2008

    M&S turns to '20% off' for a day sale tactic

    Marks and Spencer is turning to a tactic it has not used since the business was in the doldrums in 2004, in a sign of its...

  27. November 19, 2008

    M&S to hold 20%-off sale for one day

    Marks and Spencer is turning to a tactic it has not used since the business was in the doldrums in 2004, in a sign of its...

  28. February 14, 2008

    First the credit crisis, now the fashion crisis

    Wouldn't you know it? You get invited to the first must-attend economic slowdown in ages and you simply haven't a thing to...

  29. February 13, 2008

    First the credit crisis, now the fashion crisis

    Wouldn’t you know it? You get invited to the first must-attend economic slowdown in ages and you simply haven’t a thing to...

  30. August 3, 2007

    Lawyer in £9,000 fine over work on M&S bid

    A top Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer lawyer was fined yesterday for professional misconduct over the firm's controversial...

  31. July 10, 2007

    Rose weathers M&S slowdown

    Stuart Rose was forced Tuesday to qualify his assertion “weather is for wimps” after Marks and Spencer delivered its slowest...

  32. July 10, 2007

    Shareholders applaud blip in M&S fortunes

    Over 1,000 small shareholders turned up at Marks and Spencer’s annual meeting in Earls Court to watch Stuart Rose show off...

  33. July 10, 2007

    Clothing sales help M&S beat forecasts

    Marks and Spencer confounded sceptics on Tuesday with a first-quarter trading performance that was better than the stock...

  34. July 8, 2007

    Sales climate worsens for M&S

    Marks and Spencer executives may have enjoyed a warmer weekend, but storm clouds are gathering over Monday’s annual meeting...

  35. June 8, 2007

    Rose M&S pay could hit £8m

    Marks and Spencer will have to allay investors' concerns about pay after detailing a scheme that could see Stuart Rose's...

  36. May 23, 2007

    Observer: Rose revelling in M&S gladrags

    Stuart Rose has been renowned in the past for his suits from Savile Row rather than Marks and Spencer. But all that has...

  37. December 23, 2006

    Rare to keep it in the family

    A handful of entrepreneurs have bucked the trend by bringing offspring into their businesses in recent years, writes...

  38. March 20, 2006

    New faces on Hobbs board

    Hobbs, the upmarket fashion chain, is stepping into spring with a new finance director, who joins from Marks and Spencer....

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