M&S is one of the UK's leading clothing, home and food retailers. Its history dates back to 1884 when Michael Marks opened his first "penny bazaar" in Leeds. Marks went into business with Tom Spencer in 1894 and the business as we know it started to take shape.
Over the years the brand became known as Britain's favourite clothing store and is particularly noted for its lingerie. Today it is said that every one in three bras sold comes from M&S.
The retailer has faced increasing competition, most notably from value players such as Primark in recent years, but still commands the largest share of the clothing market in the UK with 7.6%, according to GlobalData (Primark commands 7%).
Marks & Spencer is in the midst of a retail and digital transformation under CEO Steve Rowe. It is revamping its store portfolio reducing the floor space dedicated to clothing, closing some unprofitable full-line stores and opening more Simply Food stores which can also act as pick up points for online orders. It has recently signed a joint venture with online grocery service Ocado, which will come into play in 2020.
Womenswear; Lingerie; Menswear; Kidswear; Footwear; Accessories; Jewellery; Bags; Beauty
Autograph; Per Una
Debit card; Credit card; Apple Pay; Android Pay
In-store collection; CollectPlus; Standard delivery, Nominated day delivery; Time slot delivery
Marks & Spencer handles their own PR.
Kimberley Knight - Senior Press Officer Womenswear & Lingerie
020 8718 4313
Jessica Harris - Head of PR - Clothing, Home & Beauty
020 8718 4313
Charlotte Allport - Head of PR - Menswear and Planning
020 3884 4485
Sophie Sharpe - Senior Press Officer - Menswear
020 3884 7245
173 Oxford Street,
London, W1D 2JR
115 London Acre,
London, WC2E 9NT
Unit 7 Baker Street,
London, NW1 5LD
Debbie Havekin (Head of E-Commerce International)