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    1. FT Alphaville

      July 7, 2015

      FT Opening Quote - M&S clothes sales still threadbare

      Marks & Spencer’s boss will have a little explaining to do at the retailer’s annual meeting today, judging by its...

    2. June 4, 2015

      Bolland’s pay up 32% after M&S profit rise

      Marc Bolland, chief executive of Marks and Spencer, has been rewarded with a healthy pay increase after the UK high...

    1. May 20, 2015

      Marks and Spencer reports first profits rise in four years

      Marks and Spencer has reported its first increase in underlying pre-tax profit for four years, and pledged to buy back...

    2. May 15, 2015

      Bolland set to unveil his first profit rise at M&S

      Marks and Spencer is poised to unveil its first increase in full-year profit under the stewardship of chief executive...

    3. April 3, 2015

      Analysts and investors wonder if M&S has turned corner

      Investors and analysts are asking if Marks and Spencer has finally put its troubles behind it as the high street...

    4. April 2, 2015

      Marks and Spencer stems decline in clothing and homeware sales

      Marks and Spencer’s underlying sales of clothing and homewares rose for the first time in almost four years, helped by...

    5. March 27, 2015

      Crunch time for M&S and Debenhams as consumer mood lifts

      Crunch time could be fast approaching for two venerable high street retailers and their bosses. Marc Bolland at Marks...

    6. January 8, 2015

      M&S misses Christmas forecasts after delivery and weather blows

      Marks and Spencer boss Marc Bolland was forced on to the back foot on Thursday as analysts questioned explanations for...

    7. November 5, 2014

      Marks and Spencer’s margins offer room for hope

      Marks and Spencer has announced falling sales every quarter for more than three years – and its latest results on...

    8. November 5, 2014

      Marks and Spencer: fireworks night

      March 31, 2009. That was the last time Marks and Spencer shares enjoyed a one-day jump on anything like the scale of...

    9. Lex Live

      November 5, 2014

      Sparks at Marks

      Shares in Marks & Spencer are up 8 per cent as its first half numbers beat expectations and there were (at long last)...

    10. November 5, 2014

      Marks and Spencer shares jump on margin forecast, dividend payout

      Shares in Marks and Spencer jumped almost 10 per cent on Wednesday as the high street bellwether raised its dividend...

    11. October 26, 2014

      The Silver Economy: Companies train to deal with dementia

      Some of Britain’s largest companies are training employees to deal with Alzheimer’s disease among customers and family...

    12. October 6, 2014

      Weather to take toll on M&S, says Citi

      The unseasonably warm weather in September and early October is set to take its toll on Marks and Spencer, City...

    13. September 23, 2014

      Tesco parachutes in new finance director early

      Tesco has parachuted in its new finance director early after the retailer admitted on Monday that it had overstated...

    14. 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...

    15. 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...

    16. 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,...

    17. 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...

    18. 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...

    19. 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...

    20. 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...

    21. 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...

    22. 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...

    23. 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...

    24. 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...

    25. 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...

    26. 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...

    27. 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...

    28. 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...

    29. 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...

    30. 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...

    31. 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,...

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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