UK retailer Marks & Spencer is to cut 7,000 jobs over the next three months due to the shift in trade caused by the coronavirus pandemic. Although online and home deliveries were strong, in-store sales of clothing and home goods were "well below" 2019 levels. M&S said it hoped a "significant proportion" of the cuts - about a tenth of its workforce - will be voluntary redundancy and early retirement. In a statement, M&S said it was "too early to predict with precision where a new post-Covid sales mix will settle. We must now act to reflect this change".
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Marks & Spencer axes 7,000 workers despite surge in online sales
M&S’s dancing fruit and bursting berries
M&S highlights the importance of store presentation in its latest annual report.
Boasting that its marketing campaigns constantly break new ground, the UK retail chain said its ‘Adventures In…’ Food ads used new photography techniques to showcase food innovation.
If you missed the dancing fruit, bursting berries and other fancy food features, you can catch them here.