‘As Rowe hands over at M&S, at last it has permanent foundations for success’

Marks & Spencer sign against blue sky

As chief executive Steve Rowe prepares to leave the business, Marks & Spencer might finally be emerging from turnaround mode, writes George MacDonald.

The end of an era is an overused phrase, but when applied to Marks & Spencer chief executive Steve Rowe, it spans not just one but several key periods in the retailer’s recent history.

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