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Extending the M&S Brand

Our brand is one of our biggest assets. Working with trusted partners we have extended the M&S brand to new product areas.

M&S Bank
M&S Bank Logo M&S Bank launched in September 2012 on the foundations of M&S Money, which was established 29-years’ ago, to bring the trusted Marks & Spencer brand values to banking. M&S Bank offers a new style of banking which puts the customer first and provides straightforward financial products with great customer service. 

M&S Bank offers a broad range of financial products, which includes the M&S Credit Card, M&S Travel Money, personal loans, and a range of savings and insurance products. The M&S Current Accounts are the latest addition to our product range and have been designed specifically for the M&S customer. All M&S Bank branches are located in M&S stores and are open seven days a week and often late in the evening. 

In November 2004, HSBC bought 100 per cent of the share capital of Marks and Spencer Retail Financial Services Holdings Limited. Today, M&S Bank operates as a joint venture arrangement between HSBC and Marks & Spencer, however, M&S Bank retains its own board.
M&S Energy

M&S EnergyWe've partnered with Octopus Energy – the British renewable energy experts and the only energy supplier recommended by Which? – to provide M&S customers with 100% renewably sourced electricity. 

Our UK Franchise Partners

Working with our franchise partners we ensure that our Simply Food stores are in the most convenient locations – from railway stations to motorway services. Our partners include:


WHSmith LogoWHSmith is a British retailer best known for its chain of high street, travel and hospital shops. It has been in partnership with M&S since autumn 2012 and currently operates 12 M&S Simply Food stores and 2 FTG trials in UK hospitals, including The Manchester Royal Infirmary, Salford Royal, the Bristol Royal Infirmary and Blackpool Victoria hospitals. 

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Moto is the largest operator of Britain’s motorway service areas. It has been in partnership with M&S since 2004. They currently operate 46 M&S Simply Food stores on the motorway and “A” road network.


Comp Group Compass Group is a leading provider of food services in the UK. It has been in partnership with M&S since spring 2013 and currently operates 11 M&S Simply Food stores in hospitals.


SSP UK LogoSSP (Select Service Partners) is an expert in food and travel, delivering food and beverage across the globe. It has been in partnership with M&S since 2001 operating 60 M&S Simply Food stores in UK railway stations, hospitals and airports across the UK.


BP logoBP and Marks & Spencer have worked in partnership since 2005 bringing M&S’ quality, special food offer to highly convenient petrol forecourt locations. With over 252 M&S Simply Food stores now on BP forecourts, the offer has proven very popular with customers and transformed the roadside food offer in the UK.

Our International Franchise Partners

Working with our international franchise partners helps extend the reach of the M&S brand to even more customers around the world. This model enables us to benefit from our partners local market expertise and gain better access to prime retail locations. Our partners include:

Al-Futtaim Group

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Established in the 1930s as a trading business, Al-Futtaim is one of the most progressive regional business houses headquartered in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Al-Futtaim operates through more than 65 companies employing over 30,000 people, across 29 countries. Al Futtaim is structured in four divisions, Automotive, Financial Services, Real Estate and Retail. Al-Futtaim maintains a decentralised approach, giving individual businesses flexibility and versatility to maintain a competitive stance. Al-Futtaim has worked in partnership with Marks & Spencer since 1997 and operates M&S stores in the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Egypt, Kuwait, Lebanon, Oman, Qatar, Singapore, Malaysia, Hong Kong and Macau.

Operates M&S in:

  • Bahrain
  • Egypt
  • Hong Kong
  • Kuwait
  • Lebanon
  • Macau
  • Malaysia
  • Oman
  • Qatar
  • Singapore
  • UAE 
  • Saudi Arabia
Alhokair Fashion Retail

Fawaz A. Alhokair & Co (known as “Alhokair Fashion Retail”) was formed in 1990 by Fawaz, Salman and Abdulmajeed Alhokair. The company has since become the largest franchise retailer in the KSA, MENA, Central Asia and Caucasus regions, and the only listed business of its type in the Middle East. 

Since the opening of its first store in 1991, Alhokair Fashion Retail has grown considerably and now trades in more than 1,800 stores across 100 shopping malls in 15 countries. Alhokair Fashion Retail currently represents over 80 fashion brands, spanning from womenswear, menswear, kids and baby, department stores, shoes and accessories, cosmetics and coffee shops.

Alhokair Fashion Retail has worked in partnership with Marks & Spencer since 2001 and operates M&S stores in Armenia, Georgia and Kazakhstan. 

Operates M&S in:

  • Armenia
  • Georgia
  • Kazakhstan 

Central Group

Central Retail Corporation is one of the largest and most diversified retail groups in Thailand, covering Department Stores (Central, Robinson, Zen, La Rinascente; Italy), Specialty Stores (Powerbuy, Supersport, B2S, Homework, Office Depot, Thai Watsadu) and supermarkets (Central Food Hall, Tops Market, Tops Super, Tops Daily).

Central Group has worked in partnership with Marks & Spencer since 1993 and operates M&S stores in Thailand and Vietnam.

Operates M&S in:

  • Thailand
  • Vietnam


Creasey’s (Franchise) Limited
creaseysEstablished over 100 years ago, Creasey’s operates Guernsey’s leading department store. 

Creasey's (Franchise) Limited has worked in partnership with Marks & Spencer since 1967 and operates M&S stores in Guernsey. 

Operates M&S in:

  • Guernsey 

FiBA Group
fiba croppedFounded in 1987 by Hüsnü M. Özyegin, the FiBA Group today is a respected and well-known player in national and international markets. FiBA Group controls an investment portfolio of high-value brand names in both financial and non-financial lines of business.

The FiBA Group's investments in the financial services industry are in banking, leasing, factoring, insurance, NPL management and private equity fund. Its non-financial investments are in aviation, retailing, real estate, energy, ship building and port management.

FiBA Group has worked in partnership with Marks & Spencer since 1999 and operates M&S stores in Turkey, Russia and Ukraine. 

Operates M&S in:

  • Turkey
  • Russia
  • Ukraine 

Galloway SL
Galloway SL is a family run business operating in Tenerife. 

Galloway SL has worked in partnership with Marks & Spencer since 1961 and operates the M&S store in Tenerife. 

Operates M&S in:

  • Tenerife
Lagardère Travel Retail France

Lagardère Travel Retail France

Operating more than 850 points of sales in national railway stations, airports, metro stations and hospitals, Lagardère Travel Retail France, a subsidiary of Lagardère Services, is a major player in national travel retail. 

The preferred partner of press and book publishers, Lagardère Travel Retail France is also developing an important network of convenience and fast food points of sale for travellers.

Lagardère Travel Retail France signed a new franchise partnership with Marks & Spencer in 2014 and will operate Marks & Spencer Food stores at popular travel locations in France from May 2014.

Operates M&S in:

  • France (Marks & Spencer Food stores)


marinopoulosMarinopoulos group is a diversified, privately held company, with holdings in the retail and manufacturing sectors.

In the retail sector, Marinopoulos is positioned as a leading food retailer in Greece, Cyprus, Bulgaria as well as Albania and other Balkan countries through Marinopoulos SA, exclusive franchisee of Carrefour in the region.

Marinopoulos has interests in the apparel business through its franchise agreement with GAP, its partnership with M&S and in the speciality coffee business through its partnership with Starbucks. 

Marinopoulos has worked in partnership with Marks & Spencer since 1978 and operates M&S stores in Greece.

Operates M&S in:

  • Greece


Martel Group
martelMartel Group is a family run company which, in addition to operating Marks & Spencer stores in Gran Canaria, also has a property development and management company, as well as an extensive electrical whole sale business across the Canary Islands.

Martel Group has worked in partnership with Marks & Spencer since 1960 and operates M&S stores in Gran Canaria. 

Operates M&S in:

  • Gran Canaria


P.T. Mitra

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PT. Mitra Adiperkasa, Tbk became incorporated in 1995 and has since grown to be one of the biggest retailers in Indonesia. The group has over 2,140 stores and a portfolio that includes sport, fashion, department stores, kids, food and beverage and also lifestyle of over 130 brands. These include brands such as Marks & Spencer, Zara, Starbucks, Cotton On and many more. PT. Mitra Adiperkasa, Tbk files with more than 26,000 employees.

Operates M&S in:

  • Indonesia


Reliance Retail
relianceReliance Retail Limited is a subsidiary of Reliance Industries Limited and opened its first retail store in November 2006. It today operates more than 1,000 stores in over 85 cities serving over 2.5 million customers every week.

M&S and Reliance Retail formed a joint venture partnership in 2008 to form Marks & Spencer Reliance India which operates M&S stores across the Indian market. 

Operates M&S in:

  • India


Rustan Marketing Specialists Inc. (RMSI)

RMSIRustan Marketing Specialists, Inc. is a subsidiary of the SSI Group - a leading specialty retailer in the Philippines with an extensive portfolio of established international brands. As of December 2017, the Group's retail network consists of 638 specialty stores that cover over 129,000 square meters of prime retail space.  Rustan Marketing Specialists Inc., has worked in partnership with Marks & Spencer since 1973 and operates M&S stores in the Philippines. 

Operates M&S in

  • Philippines

S Group
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S Group is a renowned Finnish cooperative retail company group, which operates in the grocery and general merchandise trade, the service station store and fuel trade, the travel industry and hospitality business, the automotive and accessories trade and the agricultural trade. In addition, S-Bank offers banking services to co-op members.  S Group comprises of 20 independent regional and eight local cooperatives, in addition to SOK, the central firm of S Group.  S Group employs 42,000 service sector professionals.

S Group has worked in partnership with Marks & Spencer since 2014 and operates M&S stores in Finland.

Operates M&S in:

  • Finland

sandpiperSandpiperCI works in partnership, on a franchise basis, with a number of retail brands from the UK.

SandpiperCI have worked in partnership with Marks & Spencer since 1966 and operates M&S stores in Jersey. 

Operates M&S in:

  • Jersey


SFH was established in 2014 to operate the opening of Marks & Spencer Food stores in France. Headquartered in Paris and operating across France, SFH has experience in the development of some 100 food retail stores in joint ventures with the Casino group and the Auchan group; two main leaders in food retail in France. SFH has also developed their own concept of premium food retail stores in Paris.

Operates M&S in:

  • France
Supermarkets (1960) Ltd and Retail International
Marks & Spencer opened its first International store with Supermarkets 1960 Ltd in 1962, trading in Malta. 

Since then M&S has extended its partnership into Libya and Morocco, where Supermarkets 1960 trade as Retail International in a Joint Venture with United Fashions. Retail International is now the largest clothing franchisee in these two markets. 

Operates M&S in:

  • Malta
  • Libya
  • Morocco

Symeonides Fashion House
Symeonides Fashion House has extensive experience of operating retail and hospitality franchise brands in Cyprus such as Costa coffee. 

Symeonides Fashion House has worked in partnership with Marks & Spencer since 1965 and operates M&S stores in all areas outside of Nicosia in Cyprus.

Operates M&S in:

  • Cyprus
The English Sports Shop (TESS) Ltd
english sportsMarks & Spencer’s franchise partner in Bermuda is The Old English Sports Shop Limited, the island’s largest retailer with 19 stores.   

TESS has worked in partnership with Marks & Spencer since 1996 and operates M&S’s only store in Bermuda.

Operates M&S in:

  • Bermuda
Voici La Mode Group of Companies
voici la modeVoici La Mode Group of Companies, is a leading company within fashion retail and hospitality across Cyprus and abroad. With a strong portfolio of international brands and a long history of 60 years, the group continues to thrive by remaining true to its timeless values of offering high quality products and excellent service. More specific, the Group is the official franchisee of the world-famous brands Topshop, Topman, Celio, Dorothy Perkins, Wallis & Evans.  Furthermore, the Group owns & operates the award-wining Café La Mode restaurant.

Voici La Mode has worked in partnership with Marks & Spencer since 1960 and operates M&S stores in the Nicosia area of Cyprus. 

In 2017, Voici La Mode acquired the franchise for M&S stores in Romania.

Operates M&S in:      

  • Cyprus
  • Romania


York Ltd
York Ltd is a family run-business in Gibraltar and Marbella and operates the franchises for Next and Early Learning stores in Gibraltar.

York Ltd has worked in partnership with Marks & Spencer since 1968 and operates M&S stores in Gibraltar and Marbella.

Operates M&S in:

  • Gibraltar
  • Marbella