About Marks & Spencer
Marks & Spencer is most famous for its high-quality clothing and food ranges. The Per Una clothing range was a joint venture with the founder of Next and it has been a major success, due to its wide ranging appeal and focus on current trends. Everyone remembers the ubiquitous ‘This is not just food, this is M&S food’ tagline, and most customers would agree it hits the nail on the head.
M&S stores have many different formats, with the most common being the core shops which usually offer a selection of clothing and an M&S food hall. There are also standalone M&S food stores as well as M&S Home stores. This isn’t including the collection of 50 Marks & Spencer outlet stores throughout the country, which are usually located in retail parks or outlet centres. Don’t forget you can also shop the full product range online, as well as the popular Marks & Spencer Flowers service.
Marks & Spencer History
The company was founded as a chain of market stalls by Michael Marks and Thomas Spencer in the early twentieth century. Often referred to as ‘Marks and Sparks’ or ‘M&S’, the company built its reputation throughout the twentieth century on the policy of only selling British-made goods. This policy is not as strictly enforced today, but it helped cement M&S’ position as an iconic British retailer. Today the retailer operates stores in 11 countries worldwide, 852 of which are located in the United Kingdom.
Marks & Spencer Money services offer a wide range of financial products to customers. The M&S Credit Card lets customers earn M&S points when they shop with their card, and as a welcome present you will receive 500 M&S points voucher to spend in store. To keep informed of the latest M&S sale and special offers, sign-up to receive the M&S newsletter to your email. Shop at Marks & Spencer online and get free delivery on flowers, wine and furniture. Order before 8pm and you can collect your order the following day at your local store.