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.
TUI is looking to build confidence as the travel sector begins to reopen with a multi-million pound campaign aimed at inspiring holiday nostalgia.
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