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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.

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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. Plant Based Diets...

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

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. Plant Based Diets...

M&S CELEBRATES 50 YEARS IN NORTHERN IRELAND

07 September 2017

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On September 7th 1967, M&S opened M&S Belfast, our first store in Northern Ireland. It paved the way for UK investment in the local retailing market, and since these humble beginnings, stores in Northern Ireland have grown from one flagship,...READ MORE

RSPCA ASSURED DAIRY FARMS

05 September 2017

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M&S is supporting British farming standards by becoming the first major retailer to sell RSPCA Assured fresh milkREAD MORE

World Water Week – Our Water Stewardship Journey

01 September 2017

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This week marks the 27 th annual World Water Week – which brings together scientists, policy makers, businesses and charities to exchange ideas and foster new thinking around the most pressing water-related challenges today.  At Marks & Spencer,...READ MORE

M&S looks to innovative solutions in denim, for a more positive environmental impact

22 August 2017

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This summer we launched our new Plan A 2025 sustainability plan, with pioneering commitments including; by 2020 100% of M&S products will have at least one Plan A sustainability attribute, and by 2025 every product will have attributes which address...READ MORE

Learning to Earning

17 August 2017

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No matter how hard you worked all year or how hard you crammed for the exam, results day is always slightly terrifying. Two years ago, that was me picking up the envelope. Today, I'm the proud store manager of M&S Newton Abbott Outlet, responsible...READ MORE

Helping our local communities by doing more with our surplus food and waste

14 August 2017

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Reducing food waste remains a key priority for Marks & Spencer – whether it's across our supply chain, our distribution centres and our stores, or helping our customers to reduce food waste in their own homes. That’s why when we launched Plan A 2025...READ MORE

Quality Uniform for Quality Kids

08 August 2017

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At M&S we know how important it is to make our customer’s lives as easy as possible when it comes to shopping for school uniform, they need quality and innovation, at competitive prices – put simply they need great value for money. They also need...READ MORE

Making Every Moment Special in the Community - Northern Ireland

02 August 2017

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To mark the 50th anniversary of M&S in Northern Ireland, we took on the ambitious task of hosting 50 ‘Making Every Moment Special in the Community’ projects across the region. It seemed important to go above and beyond the expected to really make...READ MORE

Plant Based Diets

13 July 2017

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Firstly, what is plant based eating? Importantly, it’s not strictly a vegetarian diet. Plant based eating is most closely aligned with the Mediterranean diet. It consists of plenty of vegetables, fruit, wholegrains and pulses with small amounts of fish,...READ MORE

M&S and National Grid: a successful partnership for Demand Side Response

06 July 2017

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As you would expect of a major high street retailer, M&S has hundreds of stores and many distribution centres and offices across the UK, all of which need a large amount of energy to operate and keep our business running. For example, it is key for...READ MORE

A year on from our first report, M&S is even more committed to standing up for Human Rights and helping to eradicate modern slavery

08 June 2017

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Ten years ago, we launched Plan A with our commitment to be a socially useful business, one that puts far more back into society than it takes out. We have completed 296 individual commitments, substantially improved our social and environmental performance,...READ MORE

Adding Chilled Food To Our Food Surplus Scheme

17 May 2017

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Since we launched our nationwide food distribution scheme last year, we’ve worked hard to connect all our Foodhalls and Food stores* to a local charity. This has enabled us to redistribute surplus food such as fruit, vegetables, bakery items, and grocery...READ MORE


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