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Brands boost food like-for-like sales at M&S

Brands boost food like-for-like sales at M&S

By Elaine Watson

Branded goods have driven an increase in the average number of items bought during each visit to Marks & Spencer, which is seeing "strong like-for-like growth in the original trial stores", bosses have revealed.

Bolland must take M&S online to compete with Waitrose

Bolland must take M&S online to compete with Waitrose

By Elaine Watson

If Marks & Spencer wants to compete with Waitrose in the long-term it should embark on a radical restructure of its property portfolio, develop a full-range convenience offer at its high street stores and make a serious move into online food shopping,...

Greencore: sandwich market has solid potential

Greencore: sandwich market has solid potential

By Elaine Watson

Barring another financial crash, the UK sandwich market should continue to see solid growth this year as shoppers tire of making their own packed lunches and look to retailers and caterers to provide an affordable alternative, according to one leading...

Way of shelf-life

Way of shelf-life

Industry is challenging the 10-day shelf-life rule, reports John Dunn

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