After 14 consecutive quarterly declines in clothing, footwear and homeware sales, time could be running out for the man tasked with finding a solution - Dutchman Marc Bolland. (Photograph: EPA/ANDY RAIN)

For generations, British children went to school in Marks & Spencer’s (MKS.L) clothes, teenagers turned to it for first interview suits and shopp(...)

Shares in the supermarket chain jumped more than 4 per cent after news of Dalton Philips’s departure, a brutal verdict from the City on the Irish man’s time at the top. Photograph: PA

Dalton Philips, the globetrotting Irish retail executive, will soon be heading back to his homeland to reflect on the future after being sacked as chi(...)

Tesco chief executive: Dave Lewis stunned investors by issuing the retailer’s fifth warning on profits this year. Photograph: Tesco/PA Wire

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Still Britain’s biggest retailer by market share, M&S’s performance over Christmas will clearly be key to how much longer Marc Bolland can hold on to his job at the group.

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 A lone shopper sits outside a Primark clothing store. Photographer: Jason Alden/Bloomberg

Increasingly erratic weather is driving European clothing retailers to buy goods more often and closer to home, rather than relying on seasonal collec(...)

M&S said “unseasonal conditions” in September adversely impacted its first-half sales by about 1.3 per cent

The unseasonably warm autumn weather has taken its toll on Marks & Spencer, with the firm reporting a 13th straight quarterly fall in underlying n(...)

Alan Stewart’s defection comes just two days after helping M&S chief executive Marc Bolland present first-quarter sales

Marks & Spencer chief finance officer Alan Stewart has quit to join Tesco in the same role, jumping ship from one struggling British retailer to a(...)

 Marks & Spencer chief executive Marc Bolland addresses the retailer’s AGM at Wembley stadium yesterday. Photograph:  Oliver Dixon/Imagewise/PA Wire

Shareholders in Marks & Spencer gathered at Wembley Stadium yesterday to air their views on the burning issues of the day, from comfy slippers to (...)

Marks and Spencer boss Marc Bolland blamed website teething problems as the chain’s homeware and clothing division registered its 12th quarter in a row of declining sales. Photograph:  Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

Marks and Spencer, the UK’s largest clothing retailer, said apparel sales resumed their decline in the first quarter as customers took time to adapt t(...)

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