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.
As it battles with the Gambling Commission over the decision not to renew its National Lottery licence in 2024, Camelot has reported ticket sales of more than £8bn for the second year in a row.
Celebrating its 100th anniversary this year, apparel brand Dickies is on a mission to cater to a diverse consumer base spanning builders and tradespeople to skaters and artists.
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