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Marks & Spencer is planning to expand its 75-strong chain of Simply Food stores with about 100 new sites a year for the next two years.
26-May-2016


Marks & Spencer is planning to open a 12,000 sq ft food hall at Phoenix Parkway in Corby at the end of the summer, with the creation of 50 jobs.
23-May-2016


Marks & Spencer is seeking permission to build a 9,000 sq ft food store in Exmouth, with the creation of 50 jobs.
16-Feb-2016


Marks & Spencer is to create 60 jobs at a new store due to open at Fife Central Retail Park in Kirkcaldy next month.
01-Feb-2016


Marks & Spencer is to create 53 jobs at a new 9,000 sq ft Foodhall due to open in Broughton next month.
17-Nov-2015


Marks & Spencer is to create 80 jobs at a new 40,000 sq ft store due to open at The Broadway in Bradford this November.
06-Oct-2015


Marks & Spencer is planning to open up to 200 more Simply Food stores over the next three years.
06-Nov-2014


Marks & Spencer is to open a 50,000 sq ft store at the Elliotts Field Shopping Park in Rugby next year, as part of a £35m redevelopment.
15-Sep-2014


Marks & Spencer is to focus its distribution network at new sites in Castle Donington and Bradford, as well as four existing centres, having dropped plans to invest at DP World in Essex.
21-May-2014


Marks & Spencer is planning to open 250 more shops worldwide over the next three years.
02-Apr-2014


Marks & Spencer is looking to recruit 200 staff for a new 100,000 sq ft store due to open at Vangarde Retail Park in York in April.
04-Feb-2014


Marks & Spencer is recruiting a team of up to 150 software engineers, in order to work on a number of technology projects.
14-Jan-2014


Marks & Spencer is to set up a 647,000 sq ft distribution centre at Sheffield International Rail Freight Terminal, with the creation of 300 jobs.
12-Dec-2013


Marks & Spencer is planning to open a 150,000 sq ft store at Birmingham's new Longbridge development in 2015, with the creation of 350 jobs.
05-Dec-2013


Marks & Spencer is to open 150 more Simply Food stores over the next three years, to add to the existing 178 company-owned and 249 franchised sites.
24-Oct-2013


Marks & Spencer is looking to recruit 12,000 seasonal staff this year.
22-Oct-2013


Marks & Spencer has announced the creation of a fashion design studio in east London, in partnership with the British School of Fashion.
18-Sep-2013


Marks & Spencer has agreed to open a 100,000 sq ft store at the planned £400m extension of the Buchanan Galleries shopping centre in Glasgow.
12-Aug-2013


Marks & Spencer is to create 1,400 work placements for young people, in partnership with The Prince's Trust.
02-Jul-2013


Marks & Spencer is planning to set up a £200m 900,000 sq ft distribution centre at the new London Gateway container port, with the creation of 700 jobs.
11-Jun-2013


Marks & Spencer has confirmed plans to open a new 80,000 sq ft store in Bracknell town centre by 2015.
22-Oct-2012


Marks & Spencer is recruiting 20,000 temporary staff at 500 stores this Christmas.
09-Oct-2012


Marks & Spencer is recruiting 1,000 staff for a new 900,000 sq ft distribution centre due to open at Castle Donington early next year.
01-Oct-2012


Marks & Spencer is to open a 60,000 sq ft store at the Bandstand Square development in Woking in 2017.
10-Sep-2012


Marks & Spencer is planning to open bank branches in 50 stores over the next two years, in a partnership with HSBC that will create 400 jobs in stores and 100 at the Chester headquarters.
11-Jun-2012


Marks & Spencer is planning to build a new store in Sevenoaks, with the creation of 150 jobs.
19-Apr-2012


Marks & Spencer is planning capital expenditure of £825m over the next year, and aims to increase its UK floor space by 3%.
18-Apr-2012


Marks & Spencer is planning to expand its chain of 369 overseas stores with up to 60 new sites a year, with the focus on continental Europe, Asia and the Middle East.
17-Nov-2011


Marks & Spencer is to open a trial 600 sq ft Food on the Move convenience store for commuters at London's Baker Street station.
07-Nov-2011


Marks & Spencer is planning to recruit 200 people for its graduate and business placement schemes in 2012.
05-Oct-2011


Marks & Spencer is to invest £600m in the revamp of its 703 stores, in order to make them easier to navigate and improve its own brands.
13-Sep-2011


Marks & Spencer is planning to open a 56,000 sq ft store at the Crystal Peaks shopping centre in Sheffield in 2012.
23-Aug-2011


Marks & Spencer has agreed to set up a 60,000 sq ft anchor store at Westfield's proposed £275m 550,000 sq ft Broadway retail development in Bradford.
28-Jul-2011


Marks & Spencer is said to considering plans to open bank branches in 55 stores by 2012, in partnership with HSBC.
23-Dec-2010


Marks & Spencer is to invest a further £900m in an expansion programme over the next three years, with its chain of 692 UK stores growing total floor space by 3% a year.
10-Nov-2010


Marks & Spencer is to recruit a further 100 staff at its newly-opened £67m distribution centre in Bradford over the next few months.
21-Jul-2010


Marks & Spencer is planning to set up a 900,000 sq ft distribution centre in Castle Donington, in partnership with First Industrial Developments.
25-Jan-2010


Marks & Spencer is to set up a 21,000 sq ft office at 3 Hardman Street in Spinningfields, Manchester, this summer, providing space for up to 200 finance and support staff.
18-Jan-2010


Marks & Spencer is said to be planning to open 20 franchised Simply Food outlets in hospitals over the next five years, and its partner SSP UK is in discussions with a number of health trusts.
16-Nov-2009


Marks & Spencer is recruiting 118 staff for a new 25,000 sq ft store due to open in Witney, Oxfordshire, this month.
07-Oct-2009


Marks & Spencer is to set up a 382,000 sq ft distribution centre at ProLogis Park in Stoke-on-Trent.
10-Sep-2009


Marks & Spencer is to open a 10,000 sq ft store at the Clacton Factory Outlet in November.
07-Sep-2009


Marks & Spencer is to relocate its corporate archive from London to a new £10m site at the University of Leeds by 2011.
04-Jun-2009


Marks & Spencer is said to be looking to open a further 20 out-of-town stores over the next three years, taking advantage of the rising number of vacancies in retail parks.
13-Apr-2009


Marks & Spencer is to set up a 52,000 sq ft store at the £250m Union Square shopping centre development due to open in Aberdeen this autumn.
13-Apr-2009


Marks & Spencer is to expand its store at the MetroCentre in Gateshead, with the creation of 60 jobs.
02-Mar-2009


Marks & Spencer is to set up a 1.1m sq ft distribution centre at ProLogis Park in Bradford.
24-Sep-2008


Marks & Spencer is to consolidate its head office operations in London's Paddington by setting up a 160,000 sq ft office at the Carmine building in Merchant Square, which is due for completion in 2010.
16-Jun-2008


Marks & Spencer has unveiled plans for a 195,000 sq ft store at Ellesmere Port's Cheshire Oaks development, with the creation of about 500 jobs.
10-Apr-2008


Marks & Spencer is said to be considering plans to set up a new 500,000 sq ft headquarters in London, in order to consolidate staff from Paddington, Stockley Park and Salford Quays.
26-Mar-2008


Marks & Spencer is planning to create up to 300 jobs at a new store that will anchor the £25m Glasgow Fort shopping centre expansion by the end of 2009.
08-Feb-2008


Marks & Spencer is to invest up to £1.1bn in an expansion programme during each of the next two years, and is particularly interested in Ireland, China, India and continental Europe.
07-Nov-2007


Marks & Spencer is planning to set up a 1m sq ft distribution centre at ProLogis Park in Bradford, although the site does not yet have planning consent.
17-Sep-2007


Marks & Spencer is to create over 130 new jobs at a new store due to open at the White Rose shopping centre in Leeds this autumn, but the outlet in nearby Dewsbury will close.
02-Aug-2007


Marks & Spencer is planning to create 10,000 new jobs over the next three years, as part of an expansion programme that includes the opening of 100 Simply Food stores this year.
24-May-2007


Marks & Spencer is to create more than 100 jobs at a new store due to open in Hayle, Cornwall, during the summer.
13-Apr-2007


Marks & Spencer is to create more than 100 new jobs at a store due to open at the Westfield shopping centre in Derby in the autumn.
29-Jan-2007


Marks & Spencer is to invest £35m in improvements to seven of its 14 stores in Northern Ireland in 2007, with the creation of 250 jobs.
24-Nov-2006


Marks & Spencer is looking to expand its chain of Simply Food stores from 187 to 400, and is also planning to expand its overall store space by between 15 and 20% over the next five years.
08-Nov-2006


Marks & Spencer is said to be considering plans to set up a chain of homeware and furniture stores of less than 20,000 sq ft on retail parks.
23-Oct-2006


Marks & Spencer is creating 300 jobs at a new distribution centre to be run by Christian Salvesen in Stoke-on-Trent, and the site is due to open in October.
17-Aug-2006


Marks & Spencer is planning to create 4,000 new jobs at stores throughout the country.
12-Jul-2006


Marks & Spencer is to sell its Kings supermarkets business in the US to a consortium of investors for £35m.
03-Apr-2006


Marks & Spencer is to acquire 28 stores on a leasehold basis from Iceland Foods for £38m, in order to expand its Simply Food format.
18-Jan-2006


Marks & Spencer has announced plans to open a new store in Newtownabbey and refurbish its Sprucefield store, in order to strengthen its position in Northern Ireland.
02-Nov-2005


Marks & Spencer is to open a 33,000 sq ft store at the Teesside Retail Park in Stockton in autumn 2006.
15-Sep-2005


Marks & Spencer is to create 200 jobs at a new store due to open at Coventry's Arena Park in October.
25-Jul-2005


Marks & Spencer is considering plans to set up an online grocery delivery service.
20-Jun-2005


Marks & Spencer is planning to refurbish up to 20 stores this year, at a cost of about £300m.
23-May-2005


Marks & Spencer is planning to open a further six Simply Food stores at Moto motorway service areas over the next 18 months.
01-Dec-2004


Marks & Spencer has acquired the Per Una clothing range for £125m.
06-Oct-2004


Marks & Spencer has announced plans to set up a 90,000 sq ft superstore at the Broughton Shopping Park near Chester, with the creation of 850 jobs.
21-Jun-2004


Marks & Spencer has won planning permission for the £125m redevelopment of its Baker Street headquarters in London, including seven floors of office space, a health club and 32 new homes.
03-Jun-2004


Marks & Spencer is to open a £2.6m store in Omagh next summer, with the creation of 50 jobs.
18-Mar-2004


Marks & Spencer is to create more than 100 jobs at a new store due to open at Parc Fforestfach in Llanelli in the early summer.
02-Mar-2004


Marks & Spencer is looking to spend up to £50m on the acquisition of sites for its Lifestore homewares format, although only two more stores are due to open by summer 2005.
01-Mar-2004


Marks & Spencer is considering plans to set up a separate chain of stores for its per una fashion brand, with the first expected to open in Chelsea in June.
30-Jan-2004


Marks & Spencer has announced plans to more than double the size of its store in Ballymena, with the creation of 70 jobs by September.
09-Jan-2004


Marks & Spencer is to recruit 120 staff for a new clothing store due to open in Speke in the spring.
01-Jan-2004


Marks & Spencer is to invest £3.6m in the expansion of its store in Basingstoke town centre.
16-Sep-2003


Marks & Spencer has submitted proposals to Westminster City Council for the £300m redevelopment of its London headquarters, in order to relocate to Paddington Basin.
05-Sep-2003


Marks & Spencer is to create about 200 new jobs at its financial services division in Chester, in preparation for the launch of a combined credit and loyalty card.
03-Sep-2003


Marks & Spencer is said to be planning to develop up to three new stores in London, including sites in White City, Piccadilly Circus and Knightsbridge.
18-Aug-2003


Marks & Spencer is recruiting an extra 50 staff for its revamped Culverhouse Cross store in Cardiff, which is due for completion in November.
26-Jun-2003


Marks & Spencer is considering plans to open Simply Food stores at the Moto chain of motorway service stations, starting with a trial at Toddington on the M1 this summer.
11-Jun-2003


Marks & Spencer is to set up a new customer services operation at the Chester Business Park in the autumn, with the creation of 77 jobs.
06-May-2003


Marks & Spencer is to recruit 179 graduate trainees in 2003, up from 110 this year.
23-Oct-2002


Marks & Spencer has won planning permission to build a 90,000 sq ft furniture superstore in Gateshead, and some of the space will be let to another retailer.
21-Oct-2002


Marks & Spencer is planning to open 40 more Simply Food stores over the next three years, with the sites being run as franchises by Compass.
18-Oct-2002


Marks & Spencer is seeking suitable premises to open ten Simply Food stores in Northern Ireland.
30-Sep-2002


Marks & Spencer is planning to relocate parts of its human resources and finance administration functions from London to Manchester, with the creation of 150 jobs.
12-Sep-2002


Marks & Spencer is considering plans to set up a bank, in order to add deposit accounts to its range of financial services.
19-Aug-2002


Marks & Spencer has acquired the View From sports wear clothing label for undisclosed terms, in order to expand its portfolio of in-store brands.
06-Jun-2002


Marks & Spencer has announced plans to open two standalone homeware stores in 2003-04 and 20 Simply Food stores this year.
22-May-2002


Marks & Spencer is to install a commercial manager in each of its 310 stores, as part of a strategy to replace its regional management system.
13-May-2002


Marks & Spencer has announced plans to refurbish 100 stores this year, at a cost of £40m.
02-Apr-2002


Marks & Spencer is to create 80 new jobs at Bangor in Northern Ireland in May, following the £14m expansion of its store at the Bloomfield Shopping Centre.
07-Mar-2002


Marks & Spencer is said to be planning to open at least 40 Simply Food convenience stores on railway stations in partnership with Compass.
14-Jan-2002


Marks & Spencer has agreed to sell Brooks Brothers, the US clothing retailer, to Retail Brand Alliance for £156m.
26-Nov-2001


Marks & Spencer has announced plans to create 100 jobs in Northern Ireland by refurbishing and expanding stores in Belfast, Londonderry and Bangor.
08-Nov-2001


Marks & Spencer has agreed to sell 18 French stores to Galeries Lafayette for undisclosed terms, but no buyer has been found for the Belgian stores.
17-Oct-2001


Marks & Spencer is planning to refurbish its main Queen Street store in Cardiff at a cost of £6m, while its other city centre store will be taken over by Next.
21-Sep-2001


Marks & Spencer is to open four more discount stores in Manchester, Swindon, Street and North Shields, with the creation of more than 100 jobs.
11-Sep-2001


Marks & Spencer is forming a £6m joint venture with Desmond & Sons to speed up the development of children's clothing, which will involve 220 staff in London and County Londonderry.
30-Aug-2001


Marks & Spencer is to open two clothes stores in India in October, and they will be operated as a franchise by Planet Sports of Hong Kong.
27-Aug-2001


Marks & Spencer is planning to expand its new chain of discount stores with openings in York, Mansfield and Bridgend, following a successful trial of the format.
15-Jun-2001


Marks & Spencer has confirmed plans to relocate its London head office to Paddington Basin in 2003, and will work with a partner to redevelop the existing Michael House.
23-May-2001


Marks & Spencer is to set up a £3m food store in Sale this summer with the creation of 50 jobs, and a £6m store will open in Manchester's Trafford Centre.
26-Feb-2001


Marks & Spencer is creating 100 jobs at its Sprucefield store near Lisburn, as part of a £4m development.
03-Oct-2000


Marks & Spencer has announced plans to set up its first discount outlets at retail parks in Ashford, Cheshire Oaks and Livingston.
05-Sep-2000


Marks & Spencer is to set up an intellectual property division in order to identify and protect the commercial value of its product innovations.
23-Aug-2000


Marks & Spencer is planning a £7m refurbishment at its Church Street store in Liverpool.
12-Jul-2000


Marks & Spencer and Tesco have secured outline planning permission from North Down council for extensions to their stores at the Bloomfield Shopping Centre in Bangor.
26-Jun-2000


Marks & Spencer is to acquire a 20% stake in Talkcast in order to develop new services for mobile phones, with the initial focus being on its charge card customers.
10-Apr-2000


Marks & Spencer is to open its first franchise store in Croatia in May.
05-Apr-2000


Marks & Spencer is considering Princes Dock in Liverpool and the Kings Business Park in Knowsley as potential sites for a new base for its financial services operation, which could lead to the creation of 1,000 jobs.
18-Feb-2000


Marks & Spencer is to put an extra 4,000 staff on its shop floors over the next year in order to improve customer service, which will involve the creation of 1,000 new jobs.
07-Feb-2000


Marks & Spencer is to step up its store refurbishment programme, and has also announced plans to sell nursery furniture and maternity wear.
13-Jan-2000


Marks & Spencer is to increase the size of its central Sheffield store at a cost of £5m, with the creation of 80 jobs.
11-May-1999


Marks & Spencer Financial Services is setting up a new telephone sales division in Chester, which will create 50 jobs.
11-Mar-1999


Marks & Spencer has announced plans to build a new store in Scunthorpe town centre, as part of a £27m shopping mall being developed by Wykeland Group and Chesterfield Properties.
21-Dec-1998


Marks & Spencer has confirmed its commitment to a £2.2bn expansion plan that will include an extra 1.5m sq ft of retail space in the UK and 900,000 sq ft overseas.
20-May-1998


Marks & Spencer is planning a £2bn expansion programme that will increase its selling space by a third across the UK, Europe and the Far East, and create 5,000 jobs over the next three years.
05-Nov-1997


Marks & Spencer plans to add a further 1,700 jobs this year in order to support rising sales, and it also wants to double the number of stores in continental Europe to 70.
21-May-1997


Marks & Spencer is planning to take on 2,000 extra staff at its stores, in order to improve customer service.
06-Nov-1996


Marks & Spencer is selling its 85-strong Canadian chain of D'Allaird's stores to Comark, and its Canadian strategy will now be to replicate its successful UK format.
06-Mar-1996