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Company overview

Company Overview

Over the last 129 years M&S has grown from a single market stall to become an international multi-channel retailer. We now operate in over 50 territories worldwide and employ almost 82,000 people. Remaining true to our founding values of Quality, Value, Service, Innovation and Trust, we work hard to ensure our offer continues to be relevant to our customers. Through diversifying our store locations, channels and product ranges we are reducing our dependence on the UK and broadening our international focus.

Our UK turnover is split between Food (54%) and General Merchandise (46%). With 766 stores across the UK and a growing e-commerce business, we sell high-quality, great value food and remain the UK market leaders in womenswear, lingerie and menswear.

From browsing through to purchase and delivery, we aim to provide the best shopping experience for our customers. Whether in stores, online or by phone, we offer a convenient service for all our customers – however and whenever they choose to shop with us.

We aim to become the world's most sustainable retailer and Plan A, our eco and ethical programme, is at the very heart of how we do business.  More than five years since launch, we continue to extend the influence of Plan A - engaging our employees, suppliers and customers.

>> READ MORE IN OUR 2013 ANNUAL REPORT ONLINE OR DOWNLOAD AS A PDF

>> READ MORE IN OUR 2013 PLAN A REPORT ONLINE OR DOWNLOAD AS A PDF

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