Marks and Spencer chief executive Marc Bollard has focused on boosting profit margins since taking over in 2010

Retailer Marks & Spencer posted its first rise in annual profit in four years and said it would return excess cash to shareholders, fuelling hopes(...)

 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 (...)