About Marks and Spencer
What they sell
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A Little About
Early History of M&S
M&S Move to ManchesterFurther stalls were opened across North West England and Marks built a warehouse on Derby Street Cheetham Hill Manchester a centre for textile in the UK. It was not long before Marks & Spencer transitioned from temporary market stalls to covered markets and more permanent shop premises. By the turn of the century they had 12 shop premises and 36 penny bazaar market stalls. The business was on a sound footing and established. The sudden death of Michael Marks in 1907 was the start of a bit of in fighting for control of Marks & Spencer, Thomas Spencer had died previously in 1905. Simon Marks the idlest son of Michael Marks eventually became the chairmen in 1916 at the age of 28. He was assisted throughout his tenure by lifelong friend Israel Sieff later to become a Baron. In fact Simon and Sieff married each others sisters. Sieff became chairmen on the death of Simon in 1964. The company continued to grow into an international and multi-channel retailer. M&S created many of the innovative ways we shop today that we take for granted. In recent years like lots of the old established department stores they have struggled in the face of competition with online shopping. This has resulted in many store closures and continued restructuring to keep up with the ever changing retail environment. Not bad for a penny bazaar The Marks & Spencer brand is also known as Marks and Sparks and more often as M&S or even Mark’s.
Sparks is the Marks & Spencer’s loyalty scheme join the members club and you will receive points on your card every time you shop. There are other benefits like receiving early sales info and offers via email.
Well the food part of the store is more upmarket than your Tesco or Asda and even ahead of Sainsbury’s. The locations of Marks & Spencer shops are in the higher income neighbourhoods.
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M&S sell a good choice of gift cards which are ideal for all occasions, especially popular are the wedding and anniversary gift cards. They come in a range of designs and a personal message can be added.
They offer a good range of delivery options and next day collection from one of their stores.