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Marks And Spencer Group Plc LSE:MKS London Ordinary Share GB0031274896 ORD 25P
  Price Change % Change Share Price Bid Price Offer Price High Price Low Price Open Price Shares Traded Last Trade
  3.60 2.42% 152.20 152.20 152.25 154.75 147.50 147.50 6,885,534 13:17:29
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General Retailers 9,155.7 -209.4 -10.1 - 2,973

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30/3/2021
15:28
Easter egg sales are up on last year Https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-56574794 But who is selling the most Easter eggs? Well there was a good documentary last night on ALDI and they are increasing their Easter Egg sellection every year and have fantastic selections.
debsdowner
29/3/2021
16:35
Britain's food supply must be protected from Europe's deadly third waveWe've made it this far – the last thing we want is to re-import Covid-19MATTHEW LYNN29 March 2021 • 4:00pm?Infections are running at 40,000 a day in France. In Poland, the rate is hitting 35,000 a day, while Italy and Germany are all regularly racking up more than 20,000 new cases of Covid-19 on a daily basis.In the UK, thanks to a mixture of lockdown, and a rapid roll-out of vaccines, the virus is coming back under control, with deaths, hospitalisations and infections all steadily falling. Across most of continental Europe, by contrast, it is spiralling out of control. Even worse, new variants, such as the South Africa and Brazilian strains, are rising rapidly. That is a tragedy for the countries involved of course. But it is a big problem for the UK as well. We might be an island, but we do huge amounts of trade with the rest of Europe, and with completely open borders, there is a real risk the virus will seep back into Britain. That is not a risk worth taking... Daily Telegraph
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29/3/2021
13:58
Consumer confidence leaps on jab successDeutsche Bank expect household spending to rebound stronglyByTom Rees29 March 2021 • 6:00amThe prospect of a post-lockdown boom has propelled household confidence back to levels last reached before Covid upended the economy. Britain's vaccine rollout success sent confidence jumping to a one-year high according to data from the Bank of America, but shoppers remain cautious about a post-lockdown spending spree.  The Wall Street bank's confidence gauge has recovered towards pre-Covid norms in the past few weeks, climbing back from last year's lows of around minus 35 to near minus 15. But consumers are still hesitant to spend their huge lockdown savings despite rising hopes of a rapid economic recovery powered by the reopening plan and the vaccine campaign.The live confidence survey found that hopes over the economy have soared but that spending plans still lag behind. Robert Wood, UK economist at Bank of America, said: "Surging general economic optimism has not yet fed through into spending intentions..... Daily Telegraph
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29/3/2021
10:39
STRONG SELL TARGET 85P
the_man_with_the_pink_gun
29/3/2021
10:25
Good morning QANTAS glad you are well, nice to see robot pop in for a chat. ASDA looks to be starting a price war on news front Https://www.retailgazette.co.uk/blog/2021/03/asda-slashes-food-prices-as-it-overhauls-product-range/ It will be interestig to see where all those savings are to be spent which has occured since lockdown with Joe Public saving on holidays eating out and the like. What does seem to be happening is its pumping up proprty prices as people look for gardens fed up with being locked up in doors. Despite easing of restrictions today the public will be concerned over lockdowns in future the covid changed shopping habits and lifestyle forever. Https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9396991/Average-UK-house-price-edged-1-000-January.html
debsdowner
29/3/2021
08:40
Cheap Chinese goods from slave labor camps can continue being distributed around the world without any hindrance Ever Given container ship blocking the Suez Canal is partially refloated and turned after running aground six days ago, backing up billions of dollars of global trade https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9413209/Ever-Given-FREED-Suez-Canal-ditch-attempt-using-supermoon-king-tide.html
johnwise
28/3/2021
21:54
Virginia Chadwyck-Healey on the best pieces from Marks & Spencer under £40A high-street surprise that leaves you with enough change to spend in the food hallByVirginia Chadwyck-Healey28 March 2021 • 6:00am?I wondered how long it would take me to work today's brand into this column. I want you to take a guess, just from the pictures... and then be pleasantly surprised to discover it is Marks & Spencer. More than that, each garment I've picked costs less than £40. Plus, I've "vetted" each item for you in terms of fabric composition. More later.First thoughts? For a brand that sells one in every 10 pairs of jeans purchased in the UK, M&S doesn't get nearly enough attention for its denim collection. The brand has switched to using lower-impact dyes, it is using sustainably sourced cotton as part of the Better Cotton Initiative, and the denim is made with 85 per cent less water than the industry average (source: Jeanologia).Instead, elasticated waistbands, multipack pants and, of course, the new collection of brands at M&S (Ghost, White Stuff, Phase Eight...) are what many of you will know M&S for.... Daily Telegraph
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28/3/2021
13:11
George Rosala28 Mar 2021 12:47PMIf the aim of the vaccine is to prevent severe or deadly outcomes, once the "vulnerables" (meaning people who could suffer these type of effects) are jabbed, there is no reason for vaccinating the rest of the population, or for lockdown, masks and social distancing. Open the country up.... Daily Telegraph
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28/3/2021
12:43
ByLaura Onita and Oliver Gill27 March 2021 • 8:00pmAsda has begun a discounting push and overhaul of its product ranges as the billionaire Issa brothers put their stamp on Britain's number three supermarket.The chain told customers this month that it had slashed the prices of some ranges including desserts and baking products. More cuts are expected to be introduced as early as next week, industry sources said. Some product ranges are meanwhile due to be pared backed by as much a quarter.The moves come after Asda said it would invest £100m in discounts and advertising as the price wars between grocers heat up against a tough economic backdrop for consumers.The Issa brothers, backed by private equity firm TDR, are understood to want to focus on low prices to go head-to-head with the German discounters Aldi and Lidl.One Asda supplier said they were braced for extra price cuts as they expected the Issas to "try to save some money somewhere", and expressed concerns that food producers could be squeezed further.... Daily Telegraph
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28/3/2021
07:00
Good morning debsdowner and Robot. Pleased your both fine Regret no position at the moment
qantas
27/3/2021
13:59
The time is now for UK government to deliver a world-leading food policyBy Andrew Opie, director of food and sustainability at the BRC25 March 20213 min readSave article? We will not meet ambitious targets for carbon reduction without a focus on how we produce and consume foodHaving worked on several food strategies in my time at the BRC, from Food 2030 to the Green Food Project, I have always been sceptical that they could have much impact. Food issues are complicated, spanning several Whitehall departments, the market is always evolving at a speed which policy makers struggle to appreciate, and food policy has never garnered much support as a hot topic at the heart of government.However, I believe the environment has changed and there couldn't be a better opportunity for delivering a comprehensive policy to meet the challenges of the years ahead. Retailers would be right to pay attention to developments across the UK governments.Firstly, our exit from the EU gives the government much more scope to be bolder and decisive in its interventions. It can dictate conditions for trade to meet consumer demand whilst not penalising UK producers; the recent Trade and Agriculture Commission's report captures this well and also reminds government of the need to set trade in the wider context of food policy.It also enables a more progressive approach to regulation of food. Labelling requirements can more accurately reflect the key issues for consumers and we can take a more progressive approach to new technology to deliver more sustainable agriculture, always accepting the need to ensure public confidence in our supply chains.Secondly, Covid has highlighted the need for government to take food much more seriously. Whilst the pandemic highlighted the robustness of our supply chains, it also highlighted how inequality impacts access to affordable, healthy food for every citizen. The pandemic also highlighted why we must urgently address the major challenge for the UK, addressing the obesity strategy.Thirdly, we are finally seeing a true understanding of the impact of diet and food production on climate change. We will not meet ambitious targets for carbon reduction without a focus on how we produce and consume food.The timing is right for government to deliver a comprehensive food policy that sets the framework for changes that make a real difference to our health, our communities and our planet. It needs, however, to be UK-wide, engage and given appropriate priority by all relevant government departments and based on a pragmatic approach, working with those who can deliver change.Unfortunately too many food strategies have been academic reports, based on the views of a small clique of advisers, creating aspirational papers with little chance of success. We need a partnership with the food industry to make the changes necessary and policies which are pragmatic and practical, accounting for the challenges in changing consumer behaviour.Whatever happens, there is no doubt the focus on food, the way it is produced and consumed, will only increase. Retailers know this and have sustainable, affordable food at the heart of their own strategies, but there is an opportunity to go much further and create a food system which is genuinely world leading.... The Grocer
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27/3/2021
13:52
Adam Hardy27 Mar 2021 7:46AMI cannot think of anything worse than going to a shopping centre and queuing outside, unable to touch items or try on clothes. Why would anyone do this rather than simply buy online with next day (sometimes same day) delivery?Now that people have got used to the convenience of shopping online, coupled with the negative impact that covid restrictions will have on the high street shopping experience, I fear that our shopping centres will experience an accelerated decline.17LikeReplyGeraldine Noonan27 Mar 2021 8:29AM@Adam Hardy Indeed.  I will never bother with bricks and mortar shopping until the stupid rules are gone.  The enjoyment of shopping and browsing is gone.  I only do it if I need milk or something.Daily Adam Hardy27 Mar 2021 7:46AMI cannot think of anything worse than going to a shopping centre and queuing outside, unable to touch items or try on clothes. Why would anyone do this rather than simply buy online with next day (sometimes same day) delivery?Now that people have got used to the convenience of shopping online, coupled with the negative impact that covid restrictions will have on the high street shopping experience, I fear that our shopping centres will experience an accelerated decline.17LikeReplyGeraldine Noonan27 Mar 2021 8:29AM@Adam Hardy Indeed. I will never bother with bricks and mortar shopping until the stupid rules are gone. The enjoyment of shopping and browsing is gone. I only do it if I need milk or something...... Daily Telegraph
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26/3/2021
20:59
Surprise move by Frasers in buying a Wigan retail park Https://www.retailgazette.co.uk/blog/2021/03/frasers-group-snaps-up-wigan-retail-park/ Https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-manchester-56542018 Also a surprise is Beales former CEO Tont Brown to reopen a Beales store. Https://www.retailgazette.co.uk/blog/2021/03/beales-new-owners-to-reopen-peterborough-store/ I have to say I am sceptical about Brown being able to make a Beales store profitable as he has failed previoulsy to turn around the Beales stores.
debsdowner
26/3/2021
17:33
Breaking news: Shops to be allowed to stay open until 10pm six days a week.
netcurtains
26/3/2021
17:19
Jessops enters administration Https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-56541194 Jesspos was bought out of administration by Peter Jones and this is a blow to his empire. The company had already closed stores when he took control but it seems even with a reduced store portfolio he hasn't managed to turn the company around. With a lockdown preventing people going out and travellimng and the all holidays canceleld the public have not been buying cameras.
debsdowner
26/3/2021
12:39
robot well done.
debsdowner
26/3/2021
12:39
robot well done.
debsdowner
26/3/2021
09:19
Good morning Advfn family.Debsdowner and Qantas . Debs hope you had your jab in your arm . Well the UK is aprox 1/2 inoculated with at least one shot in the arms . Well I purchased some Marks shares and made the right move,Good returns from 0.97 pence mark.Good move . Is Biden asking for a moving escalator to get on and off his transport . Not sure if this is fact of fiction ,have your heard anything . See you both shortly .
robot ic1
26/3/2021
08:22
ONS "Clothing retailers reported the largest fall, of 50.4%, in sales volumes when compared with February 2020 before the coronavirus pandemic; automotive fuel stores also reported a large annual decline of 26.5% as travel restrictions continued to hit sales in that sector." Https://www.ons.gov.uk/businessindustryandtrade/retailindustry/bulletins/retailsales/february2021
debsdowner
26/3/2021
08:08
Retail sales rose 2.1% in February, recovering some ground from a steep fall in January. The Office for National Statistics (ONS) said sales were still down by 3.7% on a year earlier, before the impact of the coronavirus pandemic. Food and department stores benefitted from essential retailers remaining open, it said, though clothing shops continued to struggle. Online sales continued to grow and hit a record 36.1% of all UK sales. Jonathan Athow, ONS deputy national statistician for economic statistics said that despite national restrictions, "retail sales partially recovered from the hit they took in January" when they fell by 8.2%. He said mixed stores,including retailers such as B&M Bargains and Wilko,which were allowed to stay open as they sold some foodstuffs, had benefitted, with budget-end department stores increasing sales. Mr Athow said anecdotal evidence from retailers suggested people had been spending on home improvements and on outdoor furniture, as people prepared for lockdown easing, which will allow gatherings in gardens againin England and Northern Ireland next week. Scotland and Wales already have already eased rules about outdoor mixing. Https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-56534985
debsdowner
26/3/2021
07:47
7:23amOnline sales hit record high While most high street shops remained shut during February, online sales soared – hitting record highs.The proportion spent online increased to 36.1pc in February, the ONS said, the highest on record. This compared with 35.2pc in January 2021 and 20.0pc reported in February 2020.7:06amRetail sales rise 2.1pc in February Retails sales in the UK bounced back in February after a steep decline during the beginning of the third national lockdown in January. Sales rose 2.1pc when compared with the 8.2pc in the previous month, but were still down 3.7pc on a year earlier before the pandemic properly hit. The Office for National Statistics says: Non-food stores provided the largest positive contribution to the monthly growth in February 2021 sales volumes, aided by strong increases of 16.2pc and 16.1pc in department stores and household goods stores respectively.Clothing retailers reported the largest fall, of 50.4pc, in sales volumes when compared with February 2020 before the coronavirus pandemic; automotive fuel stores also reported a large annual decline of 26.5pc  as travel restrictions continued to hit sales in that sector.... Daily Telegraph
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26/3/2021
07:46
7:34am'Brighter days ahead for retailers'Commenting on this morning's numbers, Lynda Petherick, head of retail, Accenture UK and Ireland, says: A dire January capped off what's been a rocky year for retailers, to put it mildly. Finally though, thanks in large part to the impressive vaccine rollout so far, February's figures show early signs that there are brighter days ahead for retailers.However, we are still a long way off from recovering to numbers compared to this time last year. With the April reopening date for non-essential retail still on the cards, retailers will be planning how they can make the most of pent-up consumer demand this spring and beyond. If the last year has shown us anything, it's that consumers are willing to embrace e-commerce wholeheartedly when deprived of physical retail, which has been especially evident in this month's record-breaking online expenditure.While we expect this shift online to outlast the pandemic, catering for the increased demand for physical stores is also crucial. Brands will have to think carefully about how they factor in the different channels to their future strategies to make sure all customer needs are met, combining a safe and engaging in-store experience with an advanced digital offer. Those that are slow off the mark now will find it harder to catch up later.... Daily Telegraph
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26/3/2021
00:07
High Streets: 'Catastrophic blow' as business rates appeals denied https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-56529902
philanderer
25/3/2021
16:59
Hi QANTAS I am fair to middling as they say have had my first jab so feel better for that. I havent heard off robot for some time and not checked where else he posts. I miss robots humour and poety I hope he pops in soon. Hope you are doing OK QANTAS and keeping well, have yoou a position here and what are your views? I have mixed views myself pending more news.
debsdowner
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