M&S Christmas sales climb amid ‘robust’ clothing and home demand

M&S Westfield

Marks & Spencer boss Steve Rowe has hailed a “strong” uplift in Christmas sales across all divisions as the retailer’s clothing and home sales increased for the second successive quarter.

Marks & Spencer reported an 18.5% uplift in group sales year on year in the 13 weeks to January 1, up 8.6% on a two-year basis.

The retailer’s clothing and home sales surged 37.7% year on year during the period, up 3.2% on pre-pandemic levels and driven by a 45% jump in full-price sales.

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