By George MacDonald, Maureen Hinton2019-11-06T16:59:00+00:00
Marks & Spencer’s apparel arm suffered a like-for-like sales slide of 5.5% in the first half. Chief executive Steve Rowe has taken control of the clothing business and says a new team has got off to a great start and “their first ranges have delivered”. GlobalData global retail research director Maureen Hinton joins Retail Week executive editor George MacDonald to discuss M&S’ fashion prospects.
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