Marks and Spencer :: Shared Description

Marks and Spencer (M&S) was founded in Leeds in 1894 by Michael Marks and Thomas Spencer.

Marks, a polish immigrant began 'Marks Penny Bazaar' in Hartlepool and in 1884 moved to Leeds where he set up a market stall. Thomas Spencer joined him in 1894 when they set up 'Marks and Spencer'.

M&S are primarily known for selling clothing and food, where for many years they sold both under their own labels. There are still the largest clothing retailer in the UK.

In 2009 M&S had over 600 stores in the UK and 285 internationally.
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SY6879 : M & S, Weymouth by N Chadwick
SU8650 : Marks & Spencer, Aldershot by N Chadwick
TQ1869 : Marks and Spencer by N Chadwick
TQ5354 : Mark's & Spencer Simply Food by Oast House Archive
TG2208 : Marks & Spencer by N Chadwick
SE3053 : M&S Foodhall by N Chadwick
SK5804 : Marks & Spencers, Leicester by Paul Gillett
SJ8648 : Wolstanton Retail Park: Marks and Spencer car park by Jonathan Hutchins
TQ5839 : Sale at M&S by N Chadwick
TQ5942 : Home M&S Food by Oast House Archive
SJ8648 : Wolstanton Retail Park: Marks and Spencer trolley park by Jonathan Hutchins
TQ8109 : Entrance to Marks & Spencer's, Priory Meadow Shopping Centre, Hastings by Oast House Archive
J3774 : Marks & Spencer, Ballyhackamore, Belfast by Albert Bridge
SY6879 : M & S, Weymouth by N Chadwick
TQ2781 : Marks & Spencer by N Chadwick
TA0928 : Marks and Spencer, Hull by N Chadwick
TL4558 : Marks & Spencer, Sidney St by N Chadwick
TR1557 : M&S, Canterbury by N Chadwick
TQ4078 : Marks and Spencer, Charlton: front view by Stephen Craven
TQ7607 : Marks & Spencer, Ravenside Retail and Leisure Park by N Chadwick
TQ1869 : M & S, Kingston by N Chadwick
TQ8109 : M & S, Priory Meadow Shopping Centre by N Chadwick
TV6199 : Marks & Spencer Eastbourne by Paul Gillett
J3271 : Marks & Spencer, Lisburn Road, Belfast by Albert Bridge
TQ7607 : M & S by N Chadwick

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Created: Sat, 12 Dec 2009, Updated: Sat, 12 Dec 2009

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