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Marks & Spencer Singapore opens VivoCity concept store

Marks & Spencer Singapore has opened a full-scale concept store in VivoCity.

Al-Futtaim takes control of Marks & Spencer Hong Kong, Macau

The Marks & Spencer Hong Kong and Macau business has been sold to UAE-based Al-Futtaim.

Fresh food gives M&S CEO Steve Rowe indigestion

Latest quarterly results denote “one step forward, two steps back” for M&S CEO Steve Rowe.

John Lewis fashion sales soar

John Lewis fashion sales rose 7.2 per cent over Christmas – eclipsing the UK department store’s rivals.  

Lingerie startup Boux Avenue surges into top 15

In just five years, British lingerie retail startup Boux Avenue has made it into the top 15 brands in women’s underwear.

Fashion chain Next faces crossroads

Fashion chain Next needs to carefully rethink who its customers are and how best to attract them, to avoid falling into the same trap as M&S.

M&S sales underwhelm

Group sales at M&S rose 1.3 per cent in the first quarter of the 2017 financial year.

M&S profit to take a hit

M&S profit is set to take a short term hit as new CEO Steve Rowe focuses on long-overdue investment in price, product quality and service.

M&S, Debenhams stand most to gain from BHS breakup

If a BHS breakup ensues after the UK retailer’s collapse into administration, Marks & Spencer and Debenhams would be the main beneficiaries.

BHS collapses

British retail chain BHS has collapsed, jeopardising 11,000 jobs across the UK and leading to the likely closure of most of its 238-strong store network.

M&S results fail to show real sales growth

The latest M&S results show the department store has got its priorities wrong. Margin improvement continues to be the headline in clothing and home, with better buying margins and investment in…

Al-Futtaim Singapore stores to be shuttered

The Al-Futtaim group plans to shutter at least 10 of its 125 Singapore retail stores due to subdued retail spending and high rents.


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