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COMPANY PROFILE

Marks and Spencer
Group plc

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PUBLICATION DATE: 12 May 2012
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Marks and Spencer Group plc
TABLE OF CONTENTS

TABLE OF CONTENTS
Company Overview..............................................................................................3 Key Facts...............................................................................................................3 Business Description...........................................................................................4 Histor y...................................................................................................................5 Key Employees.....................................................................................................9 Key Employee Biographies................................................................................10 Major Products and Services............................................................................16 Revenue Analysis...............................................................................................17 SWOT Analysis...................................................................................................18 Top Competitors.................................................................................................25 Company View.....................................................................................................26 Locations and Subsidiaries...............................................................................29

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Marks and Spencer Group plc
Company Overview

COMPANY OVERVIEW
Marks and Spencer Group (M&S or "the company") is one of the leading retailers of clothing, foods and homeware in the UK. The company operates in more than 40 countries across Europe, the Middle East, and Asia. It is headquar tered in London, the UK and employs 78,169 people. The company recorded revenues of £9,740.3 million (approximately $15,158.8 million) in the financial year ended April 2011 (FY2011)*, an increase of 2.1% over FY2010. The operating profit of M&S was £836.9 million (approximately $1,302.5 million) in FY2011, a decrease of 1.8% compared to FY2010. The net profit was £612 million (approximately $952.5 million) in FY2011, an increase of 16.3% over FY2010.

*The financial year ended April 2, 2011 was a 52-week period whereas the financial year ended April 3, 2010 was a 53-week period.

KEY FACTS
Head Office

Marks and Spencer Group plc
Waterside House
35 Nor th Wharf Road
London W2 1NW
GBR

Phone

44 20 7935 4422

Fax
Web Address

http://www.marksandspencer.com

Revenue / turnover 9,740.3
(GBP Mn)
Financial Year End

April

Employees

78,169

London Ticker

MKS

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Marks and Spencer Group plc
Business Description

BUSINESS DESCRIPTION
M&S is the holding company of the Marks & Spencer Group of companies. The company is one of the UK’s leading retailers, with more than 21 million people visiting its stores each week. M&S offers clothing and home products, as well as foods, sourced from about 2,000 suppliers globally. It operates through both wholly owned stores and franchise stores. As of FY2011, the company operated 703 stores in the UK. M&S operates over 361 owned and franchised stores in over 42 territories. Though the company primarily repor ts its revenues in terms of geographic segments (UK and international), its operations can be categorized under two divisions: food and general merchandise. The food division concentrates on four main areas: fresh, natural, healthy food; special celebration products; authentic ready meal ranges; and exceptional ever yday food such as "Oakham" chicken. It operates a chain of 163 Simply...
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