MARKS & SPENCER has seen its clothing sales rise for the first time in four years. The British high-street stalwart has struggled to turn around poor performance in key areas – including clothing and homewares – since the arrival of CEO Marc Bolland in 2010, but finally saw a lift, albeit small, this week.
Sales of clothing and homewares rose by 0.7 per cent in the last quarter of the financial year (to March 28), compared with a 5.8 per cent drop in the previous three months, including Christmas. The minute growth step comes after 15 consecutive quarters of decline.
A look from the M&S autumn/winter 2015 collection