MARKS & SPENCER
Marks & Spencer is one of the UK's leading retailers of clothing, foods, homeware and financial services, serving 10 million customers a week in over 300 UK stores. The Group has a turnover in excess of £8 thousand million. Also, up until late 2002, the Company also traded in 30 countries worldwide.
In the words of Marks and Spencer themselves "Marks & Spencer has over 300 stores located throughout the UK, providing nearly 12.5 million square feet of selling space. This includes our largest store at Marble Arch, London, which has around 170,000 square feet of sales floor"
"It's a truly unique business, a business with fundamental strengths borne of hard work and dedication, and supported by one of the most loyal teams of people of any retailer.
We have growing businesses in food, home furnishing, gifts, beauty and financial services. We are the UK's largest clothing retailer and have more than 300 stores in the UK alone. We have the scale and authority to develop clothing innovations that other retailers just cannot match. All in all, we're equipped to lead, and we aim to do so..."
"By working closely with local partners in each of our international markets, we're able to tailor our services to the needs of different consumer groups, constantly adapting and improving our offer in each of the countries in which we operate.
Above all, we want our customers to trust and respect us for our quality, value and service in each and every one of our stores. And we aim to continually exceed expectations wherever our customers choose to shop with us."
Marks & Spencer has an online shopping facility which is linked to next...
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Furthermore, the history of Marks & Spencer, (founded in 1884) is described in detail on the site, together with detailed store information, maps, customer relations, reports, and even the up-to-date stock exchange statistics!
Extra note on international business:
Up until late 2002, Marks & Spencer had an international distribution of stores, and said "In addition, the Company has 150 stores worldwide, including over 130 franchise businesses, operating in 27 countries" and "During the average week we attract millions of shoppers to over 400 stores around the world" and "Marks & Spencer's international business is supported by our franchise partners in 30 countries worldwide".
We'll try to keep you up to date with Marks & Spencer news, but as of 2002/12, it appears that the company has made a move to concentrate on the UK market rather than to be spread around the world. However, although delivery is to UK addresses only, orders can be placed from some other countries.
Zyra's site will continue to link through, so if you would like a Marks & Spencer order and delivery in the UK, LINK HERE. International customers may consider some alternatives at...
ALL of the eggs at Marks and Spencer are free range!
Also, Well Done to Marks and Spencer for distancing themselves from a particularly unfortunate article in a newspaper. M&S have set a good example there!