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Waterside House

35 North Wharf Road

London, W2 1NW

United Kingdom

Phone: 44 20 7935 4422


Marks & Spencer Group plc is a retailer of clothing, food, and home products in the United Kingdom. The company’s international operations consist of the Marks & Spencer owned businesses in the Republic of Ireland, Europe, and Asia, together with franchised operations. The company sells food items, including fresh produce, groceries, partly-prepared meals, and ready meals. As of December 31, 2008, the company operated 668 stores across the U.K. and 296 stores in 40 territories. The company offers its products in womenswear, lingerie, and menswear, as well as kidswear and home businesses. Its principal brands include Classic, Portfolio, per una, Indigo, Autograph, and Limited Collection. Joint Ventures The company has a 50% equity interest in Hedge End Park Limited, a property investment company incorporated in Great Britain. The partner in the Hedge End Park Limited joint venture is J Sainsbury plc The company has a 50% equity interest in Lima (Bradford) S.a.r.l, a property investment company incorporated in Luxembourg. The partner in the Lima (Bradford) S.a.r.l joint venture is ProLogis UK Holdings S.A.


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