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Marks and Spencer Group PLC (MKS.L)

MKS.L on London Stock Exchange

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14 Dec 2017
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Latest Key Developments (Source: Significant Developments)

M&S says previously announced UK store closure plan now the minimum
Wednesday, 8 Nov 2017 03:34am EST 

Nov 8 (Reuters) - Marks & Spencer :CEO says "we're quite pleased with the start to Christmas" trading.CEO says decision to slow food stores opening programme "nothing to do with brexit".CEO says relationship with new chairman Archie Norman going well.CFO Helen Weir says leaving company to pursue "more diverse portfolio" of jobs.CEO says move to speed up change due to data, modelling, not Archie Norman joining business.CEO says previously announced UK store closure plans now the minimum.  Full Article

Marks & Spencer‎'s clothing chief Jo Jenkins resigns - Sky News
Wednesday, 25 Oct 2017 03:31am EDT 

Oct 25 (Reuters) - :Marks & Spencer‎'s clothing chief Jo Jenkins has resigned‍​- Sky News, citing sources.  Full Article

M&S in talks to transfer Hong Kong, Macau stores to franchise partner
Wednesday, 30 Aug 2017 03:03am EDT 

Aug 30 (Reuters) - MARKS AND SPENCER GROUP PLC ::OPENED TALKS WITH ITS FRANCHISE PARTNER AL-FUTTAIM, FOR POTENTIAL PURCHASE AND FRANCHISING OF M&S'S OWNED RETAIL BUSINESS IN HONG KONG AND MACAU.‍SUCCESSFUL CONCLUSION TO THESE DISCUSSIONS WOULD SEE AL-FUTTAIM BECOME NEW SOLE FRANCHISEE FOR M&S IN HONG KONG AND MACAU​.CO, AL-FUTTAIM ENTERED INTO DISCUSSIONS ON POTENTIAL DEAL, WHICH INCLUDES COMMENCING A PERIOD OF DUE DILIGENCE.‍M&S EMPLOYEES WILL BE KEPT INFORMED OF ANY DEVELOPMENTS THROUGHOUT PROCESS​.‍M&S STORES IN HONG KONG AND MACAU WILL CONTINUE TO TRADE AS NORMAL​.  Full Article

M&S expects move towards positive like-for-like clothing sales towards end of yr
Tuesday, 11 Jul 2017 02:46am EDT 

July 11 (Reuters) - Marks & Spencer :CEO says firm had 27 fewer promotions in clothing in Q1 versus Q1 last year.CEO says inflation in food was about 2 percent in Q1.CEO says "I'm delighted with where we are" on clothing.CEO expects to move towards positive like-for-like sales number in clothing towards end of year.  Full Article

M&S says pleased with Q4 clothing outcome when calendar impacts taken into account
Wednesday, 24 May 2017 03:29am EDT 

May 24 (Reuters) - M&S :Shares down 2 percent after FY underlying profit falls 10 percent, says outlook tough.CEO says pleased with Q4 clothing outcome when calendar impacts taken into account.  Full Article

Marks and Spencer to open 36 new stores over six months
Thursday, 20 Apr 2017 04:47am EDT 

April 20 (Reuters) - Marks And Spencer Group Plc ::Updates on its five-year programme to improve its UK store estate to better meet changing needs of customers..36 new stores to open in next six months, over 1,400 new jobs created, proposal to close six stores.  Full Article

Marks And Spencer to cut about 525 jobs at UK head office
Monday, 5 Sep 2016 06:38am EDT 

Marks And Spencer Group Plc : Proposed changes to UK head office structure . It will be entering in to consultation with its employees with regards to proposals to make significant changes to its UK head office structure . Proposals have been developed by M&S following a detailed review of organisation and an analysis of its processes and do not impact on M&S store employees . Proposals are centred on plans to reshape and redefine organisation by reducing number of head office roles by a net reduction of c.525 roles . It is expected that annualised operating cost savings would be c.1 pct of UK cost base . Should proposals go ahead they would deliver significant cost savings . There would be a non-underlying cost of c.15 mln stg which includes changes to senior management team that have already taken place . Cost growth guidance for current year remains unchanged at c.3.5 pct .Also reduce number of roles permanently based in Central London by c.400, across it and logistics.  Full Article

M&S CEO says Q1 clothing sales fall "what I expected to see"
Thursday, 7 Jul 2016 03:06am EDT 

Marks & Spencer : CEO says Q1 clothing numbers "what I expected to see" . CFO says firm about 90 percent hedged for current year . CEO says about 5 percent of Q1 clothing like-for-like sales fall due to timing changes of sale, less promotions . CEO says "very encouraged" by volume increases in clothing lines where prices cut . Shares up 1.6 percent as firm maintains FY guidance despite worse than expected Q1 clothing sales fall Further company coverage: (London Newsroom) ((UK.online@Reuters.com; +44 (0)20 7542 7717;)).  Full Article

M&S CEO says won't put timeframe on recovery of clothing business
Wednesday, 25 May 2016 03:37am EDT 

Marks & Spencer : CEO Steve Rowe says expects analysts' consensus profit forecasts for current, next year to come down . CEO says won't put timeframe on recovery of clothing and home business . Says review of costs to focus on "simplifying processes" . CEO says UK clothing market "very difficult at the moment" Further company coverage: (London Newsroom) ((UK.online@Reuters.com; +44 (0)20 7542 7717;)).  Full Article

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