M&S chief executive Marc Bolland surprised the retail industry by announcing his retirement this morning (7 January) but insists he’s leaving its marketing division in a stronger place than when he joined six years ago despite GM sales continuing to fall.
John Lewis saw sales rise 5.1% increase over the Christmas trading period as the department store brand was boosted by strong online sales and the strength of its click and collect offers.
With just over a week to go until the big day, Aldi has so far produced the most effective Christmas campaign as M&S sees a late surge in consumer buzz.
The beverage giant saw a boost to sales resulting in a 5% year-on-year increase in revenue to $9bn (£6.4bn), as CEO James Quincey credits the actions Coca-Cola took during the pandemic in helping its recovery.
With the reopening of travel on the horizon, Expedia hopes to be seen as the “ultimate travel companion” with its biggest brand spend in five years.
The proposed league format takes many of its pointers from the hugely successful US sports model, but can it win over local fans and brands, or is the reputational risk too high?
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