Overview:The M&S of today is a leading international, multi-channel retailer with sustainability at its heart. Every week, tens of millions of people visit our stores and our M&S.com website. They come for our on-trend, high quality clothing and home products. They come for our innovative, responsibly sourced food ranges – and they come for the impeccable service and expertise provided by our 85,000-plus employees. Firmly established as a much-loved brand in the UK, we’re now exporting this success overseas with over 450 international stores across some 59 territories.
Our 852 UK stores have helped us become the nation’s number one provider of womenswear and lingerie. We’re rapidly growing our market share in menswear, kidswear and home too. This is due in part to our growing online business. Overall, our clothing and homeware sales account for 45% of our business. The other 55% of our business is in food, where we sell everything from fresh produce and groceries, to partly-prepared meals and ready meals.
Now more than ever, we’re also known for Plan A which is helping us become the world's most sustainable major retailer. We’ve recently revised it with 100 commitments to create social and environmental benefits for the world we live in. It’s just one example of how we’re committed to giving customers a smarter, fresher, better shopping experience by turning our principles into action.