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Last 538.00 GBp
Change Today +8.00 / 1.51%
Volume 6.1M
As of 11:35 AM 03/30/15 All times are local (Market data is delayed by at least 15 minutes).

marks & spencer group plc (MKS) Snapshot

539.00 GBp
Previous Close
530.00 GBp
Day High
541.50 GBp
Day Low
534.50 GBp
52 Week High
03/25/15 - 548.50 GBp
52 Week Low
10/13/14 - 380.80 GBp
Market Cap
Average Volume 10 Days
0.31 GBp
Shares Outstanding
19.11 GBp
Dividend Yield
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marks & spencer group plc (MKS) Details

Marks and Spencer Group plc operates as a multi-channel retailer. It offers clothing products, such as blazers, cashmere, coats and jackets, dresses, jeans and jeggings, jumpers and cardigans, leggings, lingerie and nightwear, shirts and blouses, shorts, skirts, sportswear, suits and work dresses, swimwear and beachwear, shapewear, tops and t-shirts, trousers and chinos, tunics. The company also provides boutiques and collections; shoes and sandals, boots, slippers, and wedges; furnishing products; beauty products; banking products; and food and wine products. The company serves womenswear, menswear, and kidswear markets. Marks and Spencer Group plc also sells its through franchise stores. It operates approximately 798 stores in the United Kingdom; and 455 stores in Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. Marks and Spencer Group plc was founded in 1884 and is headquartered in London, the United Kingdom.

86,000 Employees
Last Reported Date: 06/5/14
Founded in 1884

marks & spencer group plc (MKS) Top Compensated Officers

Chief Executive Officer, Member of Management...
Total Annual Compensation: 975.0K GBP
Executive Director of General Merchandise, Me...
Total Annual Compensation: 600.0K GBP
Executive Director of Multi-Channel E-Commerc...
Total Annual Compensation: 552.0K GBP
Executive Director of Food, Member of Managem...
Total Annual Compensation: 525.0K GBP
Executive Director of Marketing & Internation...
Total Annual Compensation: 380.0K GBP
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

marks & spencer group plc (MKS) Key Developments

Marks and Spencer Announces Update on Growth Plans for China Business

Marks and Spencer Group plc has an update on the growth plans for its China business. The company has a firm intent to enter cities such as Beijing and Guangzhou from 2015/16. It will continue to invest in its existing store portfolio with the complete modernisation of its store on West Nanjing Road in Shanghai during the autumn. As announced in April 2014, Marks & Spencer has reviewed the shape of its existing store portfolio to ensure its best aligned with its strategic growth plans. As a result, Marks & Spencer has taken the decision to close five of its supporting stores in the greater Shanghai region by August 2015. It has also reviewed its head office resource structure in line with growth plans. In line with its International strategy to focus on its stores, Marks & Spencer will invest in modernising its stores in Hong Kong during 2015/16. Marks & Spencer will expand its Food store portfolio at convenient travel and city locations in Hong Kong during 2015/16. Since its update last year, Marks & Spencer has opened three Food standalone stores in Hong Kong during 2014/15, which have seen sales per square foot in line with its best performing Food stores in the UK. Marks & Spencer will also grow its presence in Macau with the opening of a new 1,000 square metre store at The Venetian Mall in November 2015.

Marks & Spencer Group plc Announces Directorate Change

Marks & Spencer Group plc announced the following changes to its Board and Committee membership. The company confirmed that Jan du Plessis, Senior Independent Director, will step down from the Board on 4 March 2015, having served on the Board since 2008. Vindi Banga, Chairman of the Remuneration Committee, and Non-Executive Director since 2012, will succeed Jan as Senior Independent Director. He will continue to Chair the Remuneration Committee. Miranda Curtis will be appointed to the Audit Committee with immediate effect. Miranda is also a member of the Remuneration and Nomination Committees. Robert Swannell will join the Remuneration Committee with immediate effect.

Marks & Spencer to Close Five Stores in China; Opens New Store in Macau in November 2015

Marks & Spencer is to close five stores in China and shrink its Shanghai head office as part of a strategic shake-up. But the retailer aims to return to 15 stores over time starting with a "firm intent" to enter key cities such as Beijing and Guangzhou from the 2015/16 financial year which starts next month. The retailer said it would continue to invest in existing flagship stores with plans for the complete modernisation of its central store in Shanghai this autumn. Marks's new strategy in China involves focusing on central locations in the larger cities as well as strengthening its web presence - which has recently seen it launch a new children’s wear online store. Meanwhile it is also investing in Hong Kong, where it has 18 stores, and expanding its food store portfolio after three standalone locations opened since last year performed as well as its most successful UK M&S Simply Food outlets. The company is also opening a new store in Macau in November 2015. It opened its first store in Hong Kong in 1988 and in China in 2008.


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