M&S Investors Bank on Next-Style Cash Returns as Sales Decline

Marks & Spencer store in Manchester | Source: Shutterstock

LONDON, United Kingdom — Marks & Spencer Group Plc Chief Executive Officer Marc Bolland doesn’t make as much money selling clothes as smaller rival Next Plc. To soften the blow, some investors would like him to mimic his competitor’s record on giving back cash.

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Marks & Spencer Clothing Sales Drop Worsens as Discounts Fail

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley in Marks & Spencer Christmas ad | Source: M&S

LONDON, United Kingdom — Marks & Spencer Group Plc reported a tenth straight quarter of falling clothing sales, indicating that heavy discounting before Christmas had little effect in luring customers back to Britain’s largest apparel retailer.

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Marks & Spencer Edges Toward Revival as Clothes Sales Drop Eases

Marks & Spencer's 'Leading Ladies' campaign | Source: Marks & Spencer

LONDON, United Kingdom — Marks & Spencer Group Plc reported the smallest decline in general-merchandise sales in more than two years, signaling that a new women’s clothing collection may be helping the U.K.’s largest clothing retailer regain shoppers.

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Marks & Spencer Extends Decline on Doubt Over New Fashion Range

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LONDON, United Kingdom — Marks & Spencer Group Plc, Britain’s largest clothing retailer, fell for a third straight day as Sanford C. Bernstein cut the stock to underperform, adding to a recent tide of negative analyst opinion.

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M&S Casts Grace Coddington and Leading Ladies in Campaign by Annie Liebovitz

M&S Leading Ladies Campaign featuring Grace Coddington | Source: Marks & Spencer

LONDON, United Kingdom — Marks & Spencer is hoping a high-profile ad campaign featuring some of Britain's biggest female celebrities will boost sales of its make-or-break Autumn/Winter fashion range when it debuts in September.

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M&S CEO Says New Clothing Range Is Step in the Right Direction

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LONDON, United Kingdom — Marks & Spencer Group Plc Chief Executive Officer Marc Bolland said its new autumn-winter fashion collection is a “step in the right direction” toward reigniting interest in the struggling fashion brand after seven quarters of sales declines.

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Fast retailing profit jumps, M&S plunges, Skinny jeans, Fashion darling, Uncomfortable truths

Uniqlo Spring/Summer 2013 Men's Lookbook | Source: Fashion Bears

Uniqlo-parent lifts forecast as Q1 profit jumps (Reuters) “Fast Retailing Co raised its annual profit forecast to a record after sales rose at home outlets of the Japanese retailer’s flagship Uniqlo casual clothing chain and price cuts and chilly autumn weather spurred a quarterly profit jump.” Marks & Spencer loses £270m stock market value (Guardian) “Almost £270m was wiped off the stock market value

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Next steps at Balenciaga, Rugby no more, M&S profits fall, Amazon ups the ante, New male

Nicolas Ghesquière by Alessandro Garofalo | Source: Style.com

What Next For Balenciaga? (Vogue UK) “CEO Isabelle Guichot has confirmed that she has ‘a shortlist’ of potential candidates to succeed creative director Nicolas Ghesquière, following yesterday’s confirmation that he would be parting ways with the brand. The designer has acted at the helm of Balenciaga for 15 years.” Ralph Lauren kicks its ‘preppy look’ Rugby label into touch (Independent)

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