Retail cartoon: M&S's Rowe on Covent Garden rates hike


Patrick Blower’s take on the £500k rates hike faced by Marks & Spencer’s old Covent Garden store – prompting chief executive Steve Rowe to comment: “In the nicest possible way, we sell sandwiches”

Subscription content

Please sign in now if you have a subscription or are already registered with us.

Retail Week

Register for free to continue reading provides premium, in-depth intelligence that helps retailers judge risks, spot opportunities and identify what they need to do to win in the digital economy.

Register today for a taste of our high-quality intelligence and enjoy:

  • Six free articles a month on
  • Detailed analysis of current trends and events 
  • Exclusive newsletters
  • In-depth reports, videos, interviews and much more

Discover Retail Week register now

Please note, if you have recently purchased a subscription, it may take a few minutes before your account is updated.