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Marks & Spencer Group gets new Chairman

UK-based apparel and home retailer Marks and Spencer Group plc (M&S) has announced the appointment of Archie Norman as Non-Executive Chairman with effect from September 1, 2017. He will succeed Robert Swannell, who is set to retire from the Board on the above mentioned date. Archie brings a breadth of experience with an extensive track record in retail and brands. He was instrumental in transforming a number of major British businesses including Kingfisher, Asda and […]


M&S reveals details of future store openings & closures

Marks & Spencer, the UK-based retailer, has revealed its five-year programme to improve its UK store estate to better meet the changing needs of customers. The retailer is planning to open two clothing stores in the UK. Apart from clothing, opening of home and food stores are also on the card. The company’s clothing, home and food stores are set to open at Bracknell and Rushden in July this year. With the opening of these […]


Marks & Spencer Reliance India gets new MD

Marks & Spencer Reliance India has named James Munson as the new Managing Director of the company. His appointment has come after his predecessor Venu Nair is set to leave on April 20. Munson is expected to resume his new role in the company in May. In the new role, he will be responsible to grow Marks & Spencer’s joint venture business in India with Reliance Retail. India is home to Marks & Spencer’s 57 […]


“Sustainable Denims…” A new unique selling preposition for denim manufacturers

Almost everyone at the Denim Expo, from all segments of the supply chain had much to share on progress they had made in making sustainable denims. “We have taken lots of initiatives in sustainability. As of day, mindset is changing and everybody is trying to adopt the culture now. Bangladesh is growing well in this direction,” shared Shohel Rana, Director – Marketing & Merchandising, Nassa Group, one of the largest denim fabric manufacturers in Bangladesh with […]


Apparel brands are coming forward in support of ‘Responsible Wool Standard’

As per the latest report of Textile Exchange, a global non-profit organization that focuses on minimizing the harmful impacts of the global textile industry and maximizing its positive effects, an increasing number of apparel brands and suppliers from across the (global) textile industry are pledging to support the Responsible Wool Standard (RWS). Fifteen brands including H&M, Marks & Spencer, William-Sonoma Inc., Patagonia, Eddie Bauer, REI, Eileen Fisher, Tchibo, Varner, Vaude, Coyuchi, Mountain Equipment Co-op, Deckers, […]


Warm weather dampens winter-wear sale in India

The unusually warm winter this year in India has forced several winter wear brands to start their discount sale in the middle of the season. The balmy weather has badly hit the demand for heavy winter wear and forced the brands to tweak their strategies. Industry experts estimate India’s annual winter wear market to be around US $2.3 billion (Rs 15,300 crore), but this year, the sale has been around 15 per cent below expectation […]