Marks & Spencer news

13 January 2022
Food sales at the retailer increased 10% YoY to £1.9bn in the 13 weeks to 1 January 2022, and 12.4% compared to two years ago. What’s driving growth? Shoppers continue to buy bigger basket sizes of everyday shopping with M&S, reflecting ongoing work on value perception.  Simply Food and retail park locations remain outperformers for M&S, reflecting shifts in shopping patterns. Best-e...
18 November 2021
Leading national UK coffee chain Costa has done a deal with major high street retailer Marks & Spencer to stock a range of its pre-prepared food-to-go items in 2,500 Costa sites across the country including its growing drive-thru estate. Under the agreement M&S products will launch into Costa outlets next year (2022). To complement existing Costa food offer The range of some 30 M&S branded ...
18 November 2021
Tesco, Asda, Sainsbury’s and Morrisons are the latest UK retailers to launch their Christmas adverts. These highlight the joys of celebrating Christmas with family and friends, which was a challenge in 2020. Tesco Tesco has taken a fun approach with its Christmas advert, spotlighting a woman with a ‘Nothing’s Stopping Us’ attitude this Christmas. It offers a humorous perspective to the ch...
10 November 2021
M&S has released its latest results for the 26 weeks ending 2 October 2021. Results are positive in comparison to pre-pandemic figures, however, do reveal disparity in performance between locations, showing M&S still has some way to go in delivering growth across all stores. Key figures for Food Food figures are reported versus the 26 weeks to 28 September 2019 as M&S has said the impact of...
20 August 2021
M&S has provided a trading update for the 19 weeks to 14 August, which shows an improvement in sales. We look at this in more detail, the retailer’s ongoing transformation and its new deal with British Corner Shop. Food revenue +10.8% on 2020/21 Food outperformed expectations, with a strong performance on 2020/21, and 2019/20 at +9.6%. Retail park locations traded strongly, however hospital...
13 July 2021
With private label share of sales rising across much of Western Europe, we’ve published a series of three brand new reports for IGD Retail Analysis subscribers: Private label in Europe Private label trends in Western Europe 10 retailers winning in private label in Western Europe Here are some of the key highlights: 1. France, Portugal and Spain are am...
29 June 2021
In our Father’s Day, 2021 report we highlighted five themes and eye-catching in-store activation seen this year in the UK. Below are three best-in-class in-store campaigns for Father’s Day. Tesco: ‘For Each & Every Dad’ Tesco used cross merchandising displays to showcase a range of Father’s Day items and gifting options. To reflect its campaign, the retailer used images featuring all t...
09 June 2021
M&S continues its store renewal programme by extending the 'fill your own' trial to eight more stores. Expanding the refillable grocery range The refillable grocery concept will now be available in 11 stores across the UK, with the latest being introduced in Aintree and Meadowhall. 'Fill Your Own' currently offers over 60 lines of refillable groceries. The retailer is planning on expandi...
26 May 2021
The latest results from M&S show a challenging year for the business as a whole. The retailer reported a pre-tax loss of £201m in the 52 weeks ending 27 March 2021, down from a £67m profit in its previous financial year. The retailer was significantly impacted by the pandemic, with clothing suffering the most. Food fared better, and although operating profit was down, it did see positive like-for...
13 April 2021
We look at the latest news from M&S, including its latest initiative to support British farmers, the expansion of its international online business, and the recent purchase of clothing retailer Jaeger. Supporting British famers M&S has started a new five year ‘Farming with Nature’ collaborative programme to support its Select Farms. The Select Farms brand is part of M&S's Plan A initiative,...