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  1. August 12, 2014

    Pru’s recurring Thiam risks joining the establishment

    So much for never intruding on private grief. Tidjane Thiam has once again told the City that Prudential should have bought...

  2. July 10, 2014

    Marks and Spencer finance chief jumps ship for Tesco

    Alan Stewart, finance director of Marks and Spencer, has been appointed to the same role at Tesco, in a surprise switch that...

  1. July 8, 2014

    Bolland upbeat at M&S meeting despite web woes

    Marc Bolland, chief executive of Marks and Spencer, hailed the retailer’s annual meeting as one of its most successful,...

  2. July 4, 2014

    M&S reshuffle sparks speculation over chief’s successor

    Laura Wade-Gery has a reputation as a street fighter. After graduating from Oxford, she was immortalised in her friend...

  3. June 4, 2014

    Analysts react to Tesco sales slump

    Tesco’s first-quarter trading statement has revealed that the supermarket retailer has suffered its worst trading...

  4. May 23, 2014

    Marks and Spencer struggles to bring back golden age

    History of Marks and Spencer When Simon Marks was chairman of Marks and Spencer he was known for an obsession with quality....

  5. May 20, 2014

    German regulator’s discovery advances financial centre twinning

    City twinning has taken a leap forward with the uncovering by BaFin of forex-rigging evidence. The misdeeds presumably...

  6. May 20, 2014

    M&S suffers setback from online glitches

    In November 2010 Marc Bolland set out his plans for transforming Marks and Spencer into an international multichannel...

  7. May 20, 2014

    Underlying profits at M&S drop for third year

    Marks and Spencer reported better than expected full-year profit, but warned that teething troubles with its new £150m...

  8. May 16, 2014

    M&S chief Marc Bolland faces bonus squeeze

    The performance of Marks and Spencer is poised to take its toll on the annual bonus paid to Marc Bolland, as the high street...

  9. April 10, 2014

    Marks and Spencer optimistic as UK clothing sales rise

    Marc Bolland, chief executive of Marks and Spencer, has refused to hail a surprise increase in underlying clothing sales as...

  10. April 4, 2014

    Analysts fear Marks and Spencer faces fresh hit in clothing

    Marks and Spencer is expected to report its 11th consecutive quarter of falling clothing sales next week. The high street...

  11. April 3, 2014

    2013: A year of change for FTSE 100 chief executives

    Almost one in five of the UK’s largest public companies appointed new chief executives last year – the highest proportion...

  12. April 1, 2014

    M&S plans to open 250 stores abroad

    Marks and Spencer is stepping up its international expansion as it prepares to unveil results next week which are expected...

  13. March 20, 2014

    The Next big thing

    As fashion chief executives go, Simon Wolfson of Next is techie rather than theatrical. But even this least flamboyant of...

  14. March 19, 2014

    Concerns rise over M&S trade as it sheds market share

    Concern is rising about trade at Marks and Spencer as the high street bellwether shed market share over the past three...

  15. March 19, 2014

    Partnership must show it still has a role

    JB Priestley had a neat line in plays that play around with the concept of time. Partnership Assurance, the annuities...

  16. March 11, 2014

    Co-op turns to Pennycook as interim chief

    Richard Pennycook’s appointment as interim chief executive of the Co-operative Group, replacing Euan Sutherland, provides...

  17. January 9, 2014

    UK grocers’ results expose challenges facing the high street

    The UK has surprised on the upside, bouncing back from the verge of a triple dip recession at the start of 2013 to become...

  18. January 9, 2014

    M&S results not bad enough to cook Marc Bolland’s Christmas goose

    There is a limit to how long you can go on reporting “signs of recovery” in a troubled business. Yet Marc Bolland, the...

  19. November 11, 2013

    Marks and Spencer to focus on India as it targets global growth

    British high street retailer Marks and Spencer plans to make India its largest foreign market as part of a fresh push for...

  20. November 5, 2013

    M&S clothing sales continue to fall

    Is Marks and Spencer looking good? Marc Bolland, chief executive of Marks and Spencer, insisted the UK high street...

  21. October 29, 2013

    Marc Bolland slows decline in Marks and Spencer clothing range

    Marc Bolland, chief executive of Marks and Spencer, has delivered some improvement in trading in its crucial clothing...

  22. October 22, 2013

    M&S to open 180 UK food stores and expand overseas outlets

    Marks and Spencer will open up to 180 food stores UK-wide and expand its network of food outlets abroad during the next...

  23. October 20, 2013

    M&S loses another fashion executive

    Another womenswear executive has left Marks and Spencer as the retailer attempts to reverse the drop in sales in its...

  24. October 18, 2013

    M&S autumn drive less than seamless

    Marks and Spencer has suffered quality problems with one of the highest-profile garments in its crucial autumn winter...

  25. October 15, 2013

    David Cameron to urge Brussels on pace of market reform

    Brussels needs to accelerate market deregulation, David Cameron will argue on Tuesday as the prime minister endorses reforms...

  26. September 10, 2013

    M&S chief denies autumn-winter collections ‘make or break’

    Marc Bolland, chief executive of Marks and Spencer, insisted that the autumn-winter womenswear collections were not “make or...

  27. August 7, 2013

    M&S slows clothing sales decline

    The decline in clothing sales at Marks and Spencer slowed in July, according to the latest industry data. Clothing sales...

  28. July 9, 2013

    M&S clothing sales extend slide to eighth consecutive quarter

    Marc Bolland, chief executive of Marks and Spencer, said he could detect the first signs of progress in reviving the crucial...

  29. July 3, 2013

    M&S to miss sales targets, analysts predict

    Marks and Spencer is poised to miss sales targets it revised down only last year. In the three-year strategic blueprint...

  30. June 14, 2013

    M&S slows decline in clothing sales

    Clothing performance has improved at Marks and Spencer in recent weeks, as the retailer battles to revive its sales of...

  31. June 6, 2013

    Marks and Spencer chief Marc Bolland paid half of possible bonus

    Marc Bolland, chief executive of Marks and Spencer, has been paid less than 50 per cent of his possible bonus, but still saw...

  32. May 21, 2013

    M&S profits drop 14% on weak clothing sales

    Marks and Spencerannounced a 14.2 per cent fall in pre-tax profit for the first three months of the year, the lowest since...

  33. May 14, 2013

    M&S to cut supply base by 10%

    Marc Bolland, chief executive of Marks and Spencer, told the City not to judge him on the performance of the autumn clothing...

  34. May 10, 2013

    M&S chief to unveil revamp of clothing lines

    Marc Bolland, chief executive of Marks and Spencer, will next week announce an overhaul of its clothing ranges, in an...

  35. May 9, 2013

    M&S to create 500 extra ecommerce jobs

    Marks and Spencer, the UK stores group, is to create an additional 500 jobs on top of the 1,000 positions already announced...

  36. April 16, 2013

    M&S ‘Knicker Queen’ quits after brief stay

    Marks and Spencer chief executive Marc Bolland was dealt a further blow on Tuesday after Janie Schaffer, the so-called...

  37. April 11, 2013

    M&S clothing revamp is key to turnround

    At first glance, Marks and Spencer’s final quarter sales offer a glimmer of hope to Marc Bolland, its chief executive, who...

  38. April 11, 2013

    Lombard: Jubb stirs trouble in BP waters

    There’s always one, isn’t there? At BP annual meetings the role of irritant-in-chief falls to Guy Jubb. The head of...

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