Marks & Spencer Says That It Must 'Accelerate Change' To Survive
Marks & Spencer said on Wednesday it urgently had to modernise or risk fading away as it reported a second straight decline in annual profit and booked a £321 million charge for a store closure programme.
The 134-year-old M&S faces unrelenting competition from supermarkets, fashion chains like Zara, H&M and Primark, as well as online giant Amazon.
In addition, efforts to revitalise its business are being hampered by ongoing pressure on UK consumers' spending power.
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