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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...

Join us in Making Earth Hour Matter

24 March 2017

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Saturday 25th March will mark the 10th anniversary of WWF’s Earth Hour, the largest global demonstration of support for action on climate change. Every year since the inaugural Earth Hour event in Sydney in 2007, millions of people across the world have...READ MORE

Our pitch to make innovation the ‘new normal’

21 March 2017

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What would it take to make innovation commonplace? Such an idea seems almost a contradiction in terms, since, by definition, innovation suggests change and a break with the norm. However, the need for fresh thinking represents a constant for any sector...READ MORE

Now there is even more reason for business to stand up for Human rights

20 March 2017

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               The first Corporate Human Rights Benchmark  launched this week, benchmarking the Human Rights performance of 98 of the world’s biggest businesses in Apparel, Agriculture...READ MORE

Is a Gluten Free diet unhealthy?

14 March 2017

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Gluten free diets have come under scrutiny again today following the presentation of a new research from America.  The researchers have suggested a diet lower in gluten may increase the risk of developing type 2 diabetes.   The Harvard University...READ MORE

#AccessDay - Access all Areas, Access for All

10 March 2017

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Accessibility is really important to M&S – we want our stores to be accessible places for everyone to shop and work and our stores are carefully considered through design and build to ensure they best serve customers with a range of disabilities,...READ MORE

Gender equality - time for change

08 March 2017

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Sat in one of my regular Wednesday meetings, the person chairing happens to be a woman; in fact, over half of those around the table are female. I have been fortunate to work alongside some truly remarkable men and women, where drive and talent is the...READ MORE

Is 5 a day enough?

28 February 2017

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There has been longstanding advice from the World Health Organisation to eat five portions (400g) of fruit and vegetables each day which is the UK public health advice.  A study published last week by the Imperial College London suggests that eating...READ MORE

Don’t just be a Colleague, be a Buddy

27 February 2017

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The Buddy Network is an employee-led group, set up to give those of us managing health conditions alongside our work the opportunity to share our journeys and support each other’s wellbeing. This is done primarily through our Buddy Network Yammer group...READ 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


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