Brexit claims another victim: Marks & Spencer has confirmed it will close about half of its French stores, 11 in total, as the new strict border controls leave its Parisian stores with empty shelves.
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In the first months of its financial year, Marks & Spencer once again saw a sharp increase in food and clothing sales. The British retailer is raising its profit forecast for the full year.
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The concept of a "war for talent" is mainly associated with the competition between companies when recruiting engineers and other technical profiles. In the UK, an actual "war for drivers" has erupted, with more and more retailers offering all kinds of financial incentives to attract new truck drivers.
Due to the rapid increase in infections with the delta variant of the coronavirus, many retail employees have to go into quarantine. Especially in the UK, but also in the Netherlands, this leads to empty shelves and even store closures.
With a distinctive business model that is midway between a speedy delivery service and an online supermarket, Czech company Rohlik sees opportunities to conquer Europe. The war chest is well filled: the startup recently raised 100 million euros.
In the autumn, an initial trial of a new eco-label will take place in the United Kingdom. The new labelling system, which is inspired by the colours of traffic lights, may also form the basis for a European eco-score.
The year ended better than expected for Marks & Spencer, but the British department store chain slipped into the red and more stores will be closing. Online sales will continue to account for 40 per cent of sales, M&S predicts.
On Saturday 15 May, the remaining stores of the bankrupt British department store chain Debenhams will close their doors for good. This marks the end of 242 years of retail history. However, the brand will not disappear altogether.
Marks & Spencer has opened up its webshop to 46 additional markets. This brings its online reach to a total of more than 100 countries.
The online shopping platform Ocado saw its sales increase by more than a third last year. The coronavirus crisis and the partnership with Marks & Spencer boosted this growth.
Marks & Spencer is one of the first major brands to join the movement that is calling to end forced labour in the cotton and garment industry in the region of Xinjiang, China.
Half-empty shelves and scarcity of fish: barely two weeks after Brexit came into force, the chaos has arrived. A (non-exhaustive) overview.
It will not be easy for food retailers to beat the record figures they recorded in the corona year 2020, but in any case, the pandemic has amplified some trends that will determine the food sector this year and in the years to come. An analysis.
For the first time in 94 years, iconic department store chain Marks & Spencer reports a loss: profits in the past six months have been below zero. Yet there are also signs of recovery.
Another drama hits the British high streets: retailer Marks & Spencer is to cut an additional 7,000 jobs in the next three months, one in ten of the chain's total jobs. Especially its fashion department took a bad hit from the Covid-19 pandemic.
Marks & Spencer adds 750 new food products to its online range in preparation of its launch on online grocery platform Ocado next month.