Marks & Spencer news

10 October 2019
M&S boosts its senior leadership team across food, according to reports from The Times. The retailer has also appointed Mehdi Hosseini into the newly created role of head of data science. Shake-up of senior leadership team across food M&S has boosted its senior leadership team across food with four new recruits, ahead of its new joint venture with online-operator, Ocado . These include: ...
08 October 2019
We share range developments and additions from Waitrose, M&S, Iceland, Sainsbury's and Tesco. New look for Waitrose's top tier private label Waitrose & Partners has relaunched its top tier private label range: Waitrose & Partners No.1. The total range will feature over 740 products across a wide breadth of categories. Waitrose is keen to emphasise the role of its team in sourcing ingredient...
03 October 2019
As M&S shares extensive details on progress against its transformation programme, Food MD Stuart Machin comments he is " optimistic, but realistic, about what can be achieved by when ". Read on for selected highlights of the high volume of work going on as the retailer seeks to become a Bigger, Better and Fresher food business. 1. Delivering trusted value M&S is working extensively to sh...
24 September 2019
Marks and Spencer reports that Humphrey Singer, Group Chief Financial Officer, will leave the business. Short but significant time in the role Singer joined M&S from Dixons Carphone in June 2018, taking the reigns from Helen Weir. A timeline for departure is not yet in place, as M&S begins the succession process. Steve Rowe, Group CEO of M&S comments: " Humphrey has been a huge asset ...
20 September 2019
We visit the newly re-opened M&S branch in Clapham to see how the retailer is innovating with in-store space to provide more sustainable solutions, including its new vertical farming technology. Showcasing new urban farming technology On September 12th, M&S re-opened its Clapham Junction branch, which has been redesigned to showcase the retailers latest thinking in sustainability. The ope...
13 September 2019
M&S has partnered with Infarm - one of the world's leading urban farming platforms - to deliver a range of fresh produce grown and harvested in a selection of M&S' London stores. Six stores to trial six herb range The range includes a selection of fresh herbs - basils, mint, parsleys and coriander - grown in a special cabinet at M&S’ newly re-opened Clapham Junction store in South West Lond...
09 September 2019
Marks & Spencer has appointed Danielle Papagapiou in the newly created head of loyalty role, as reported by Retail Week. Experience includes 15 years at Tesco Papagapiou left her most recent role as customer director at Vision Express in May. Prior to joining Vision Express, Papagapiou spent 15 years at Tesco and led its Clubcard loyalty scheme from February 2015 to November 2016. Newly ...
14 August 2019
Across the UK, we’ve already seen significant expansion into transit hubs from a range of operators. Here we draw together some of the latest moves from food-to-go players in airports. Crêpeaffaire – Luton Airport Crêpeaffaire is just one of a number of food-to-go focused operators that have opened at the newly refurbished Luton airport (Bristol-based Friska was one of the earlier entrants,...
06 August 2019
We take a first look at M&S’s new Food renewal trial store in Kent, as the retailer completes its deal with Ocado and the appointment of former M&S director as new chief exec for Ocado is announced. New store format for M&S M&S launched the first of its new trial stores Hempstead Valley in July. The retailer is taking a test and learn approach with its new “bigger, better, fresher” format. ...
31 July 2019
The retailer is offering discount to shoppers bringing their own containers when purchasing from Market Place counters. Discount to reduce use of single-use plastic Shoppers bringing their own reusable containers to M&S's Market Place counters will receive 25p discount off each meal. 23 stores include Market Place counters, with over 70,000 people picking up their lunch from them each week....