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Discover more about the stories behind M&S, our products and our people. Our blog shares regular news and views from M&S experts and our partners.

Spark Something Good

We believe in doing the right thing, not just saying it. Spark Something Good™ is about getting out there and making a difference, and we need you to join us! We launched Spark Something Good ™ as a way for us all - our people, stores and customers - to make a real difference. Find out more...

Our Blog

Discover more about the stories behind M&S, our products and our people. Our blog shares regular news and views from M&S experts and our partners. read more

Spark Something Good

We believe in doing the right thing, not just saying it. Spark Something Good™ is about getting out there and making a difference, and we need you to join us! We launched Spark Something Good ™ as a way for us all - our people, stores and customers - to make a real difference. Find out more...

Recognition for our leading approach to farm animal welfare

13 February 2017

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Here at Marks & Spencer we care deeply about the welfare of the farm animals in our food supply chain. We know that animal welfare is important to our customers and so we’ve evolved our approach over many years to ensure that the farmers that supply...READ MORE

Allergies and Intolerances – fact or fiction?

13 February 2017

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Reported cases of food allergy have risen significantly over the last 10 years but are we really all becoming more allergic?  A food allergy is a reproducible immune reaction to food, it is often referred to in conjunction with food intolerances...READ MORE

Using fewer antibiotics in agriculture

06 February 2017

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There has been a lot written in the media recently about antibiotic resistance and as a result antibiotic use in agriculture is firmly in the spotlight.  Just as you’d expect, we work hard to ensure that our farmers are responsible in the way that...READ MORE

Acrylamide – what’s all the fuss?

03 February 2017

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Acrylamide has been in the news as the Food Standards Agency (FSA) launched a campaign to raise awareness and provide advice to help people reduce their intakes.  Whilst something to be aware of, there is no reason to stop eating certain foods as...READ MORE

Securing the Future for Trees and Woods

31 January 2017

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Each year we invite the public to bring their Christmas cards to M&S stores and for every 1,000 collected, M&S plants a tree. Since 2012 more than 42 million cards have been collected and 42,000 trees have been planted . This kind of brilliant...READ MORE

Does "clean eating" equal healthy eating?

19 January 2017

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There’s been quite a lot of coverage over the past year about "clean eating" with claims of it being most effective for weight loss and improving wellbeing.  Depending on which book or website you read there can be different interpretations...READ MORE

M&S is on a sustainable journey with the Ellen MacArthur Foundation

16 January 2017

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The Ellen MacArthur Foundation has today launched its latest report The New Plastics Economy: Catalysing action . The report contains a clear action plan to tackle global plastics issues, endorsed by more than 40 business and government leaders, including...READ MORE

FREE RANGE LABELLING

13 January 2017

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You may have read some media coverage regarding the labelling of free range eggs in light of the current, temporary requirement for farmers to keep all birds being bred for meat and eggs indoors. It’s an important issue and I’ve written this blog to...READ MORE

The Big Innovation Pitch is back!

10 January 2017

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Sustainable business is continually evolving and as a retailer we have a responsibility to play our part in its ongoing development. With the vast array of social and environmental challenges currently facing us on a national and global scale, working collaboratively with sustainability specialists and other peer organisations, such as the UK Green Building Council and Innovate UK, is a key part to the success of Plan A. READ MORE

Postcard from a Summer of Solar

13 December 2016

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For many of us at M&S, 2016 will be remembered as the year of the ‘summer of solar’ – not thanks to sun-soaked staycations and cold drinks by the BBQ, but because of what has been going on up above our heads. We have successfully completed installation of 3,236 solar panels, located on the roofs of eight different M&S stores stretching from Cheshunt to Cheshire Oaks. What makes this project special to each and every site is its community focus.READ MORE

Stand up for Human Rights

09 December 2016

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On 10 December it is Human Rights day. It commemorates the day on which, in 1948, the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. It is the most translated document in the world, and for a reason: it’s a powerful statement of principles, a North Star by which to steer all societal and political relations and a global benchmark for identifying injustices to those who are unable to make their voices heard.READ MORE

Committed to free range eggs

07 December 2016

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Eggs are a staple requirement in most household kitchens and, just like our customers, we rely on a supply of high quality free range eggs to help us produce a variety of the products you see in store – from mayonnaise to cakes and cookies. READ MORE


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