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    1. Fast FT

      April 7, 2016

      Marks & Spencer Q4 sales continue to fall

      Sales of clothing and homewares at Marks & Spencer continued to fall in the fourth quarter, underlining the...

    2. Fast FT

      April 4, 2016

      M&S's new CEO will continue to lead clothing business

      Marks & Spencer’s new boss Steve Rowe will continue to take direct responsibility for the high street retailer’s...

    1. January 11, 2016

      Pacesetting companies and the masochists who run them

      Being a bellwether is no fun. Shepherds used to castrate a ram — or wether — put a bell round its neck and set it to...

    2. January 7, 2016

      Taint of Wheatleyism meant McDermott was unsuited to lead FCA

      Sunk without Trace? Hardly. The City sighed with relief when George Osborne squashed a rumour that Tracey McDermott...

    3. January 7, 2016

      Tale of two retailers as Marc Bolland quits M&S

      Marc Bolland occasionally confided that he was too tall to fit into Marks and Spencer clothes. The dapper Dutchman, who...

    4. January 7, 2016

      Marks and Spencer chief Marc Bolland to step down

      Marc Bolland, chief executive of Marks and Spencer, will leave the UK retailer earlier than expected after his long...

    5. January 7, 2016

      Steve Rowe: the knitwear salesman turned M&S chief executive

      Steve Rowe has risen from Saturday boy to chief executive at Marks and Spencer, appointed on Thursday to succeed Marc...

    6. Fast FT

      January 7, 2016

      M&S CEO departure - what the analysts say

      Marc Bolland is bowing out at Marks and Spencer and will be replaced as chief executive in April by an insider, Steve...

    7. January 7, 2016

      Marc Bolland at M&S: the whole story

      Marc Bolland announced on Wednesday that he is to step down as chief executive of Marks and Spencer after five and half...

    8. Fast FT

      January 7, 2016

      Opening Quote: M&S; Chinese stocks; Poundland

      M&S chief executive Marc Bolland is to quit as the retailer delivers some lousy Christmas numbers, markets are falling...

    9. FT Alphaville

      January 7, 2016

      FT Opening Quote

      M&S chief executive Marc Bolland is to quit as the retailer delivers some lousy Christmas numbers, markets are falling...

    10. Fast FT

      January 7, 2016

      Marks and Spencer shares outpace wider market

      Shares in Marks and Spencer are holding up despite a sharp fall in the wider FTSE 100 index in early trading on...

    11. Fast FT

      January 7, 2016

      Marc Bolland to leave Marks and Spencer

      Marc Bolland, the chief executive of Marks and Spencer, is leaving the UK high street stalwart after a long struggle...

    12. December 23, 2015

      Perplexity over baps, Brexit and blockchains

      Recurring and exceptional items will interact to shape the new year in the same way that they determine the financial...

    13. December 7, 2015

      WH Smith chief Steve Clarke reaps £4m reward

      WH Smith chief executive Steve Clarke has bagged a 55 per cent pay rise and will receive almost £4m after arresting 13...

    14. November 4, 2015

      Marks and Spencer sales fall underscores turnround challenge

      Marks and Spencer said underlying sales of clothing and home furnishings fell 1.9 per cent in the three months to the...

    15. October 30, 2015

      M&S chief Marc Bolland explores potential acquisitions

      Marc Bolland, chief executive of Marks and Spencer, is exploring potential acquisitions in an effort to revive sales at...

    16. 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...

    17. 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...

    18. 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...

    19. 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...

    20. 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...

    21. 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...

    22. 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...

    23. 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...

    24. 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...

    25. 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...

    26. 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)...

    27. 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...

    28. 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...

    29. 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...

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    33. 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,...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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