Marks & Spencer will unveil the modernisation of its Silverlink store to customers on April 17, which will see the store increase in size by 20,000 sq ft to 60,000 sq ft, just in time for Easter
Fashion chain Next is set to mark a milestone on Thursday when results are expected to show annual profits overtaking those of high street bellwether Marks & Spencer for the first time in its history
M&S Simply Food will open its 9,000 sq ft store on Manor Walks’ Westmorland Retail Park today offering more than 4,500 food and drink lines, an in-store bakery and 50-seat M&S Café
Asda, Sainsbury's and Morrisons, as well as Marks & Spencer, Waitrose and the Co-operative, will collectively release regular updates on the amount of food thrown out by stores from early next year
Marks & Spencer's performance will be in focus today with a trading update that should shed light on whether fierce competition has dealt a further blow to its turnaround plans
Trading updates over the Christmas period are to be released this week by supermarket giants Tesco and Sainsbury's
Record weekly sales at John Lewis have raised hopes of a bumper end to the Christmas shopping period but there are fears that the wider retail sector could be left with a profits hangover after heavy discounting
Marks & Spencer's high street rival Primark hailed an "outstanding year" after its annual profits jumped by 44% to £514 million
Efforts to repair flagging clothing sales at Marks & Spencer have been dealt another blow by the departure of a key womenswear executive
The city of Durham has seen great changes over the past few years and continues to move forwards
IS binge-drinking during pregnancy really abuse by umbilical cord? Professor Barry Carpenter said this and added that the country was facing an unprecedented rise in the number of children born with learning disabilities thanks to binge drinking.
KAREN WILSON and HANNAH DAVIES speak to some of the My Place people we’ve interviewed over the past year to discover what they’re doing for “My Christmas”.
WITH serious pressure on retail spending increasingly a feature of the High Street as a result of the almost “over mentioned” recession, those offering discounted prices could be busier than usual at this time of year, says Mike Birkett.
SHOPPERS turned out in their thousands across the region yesterday as sales fever continued unabated.
SHOPPERS hit the stores in their droves yesterday for the first day of the sales.
THE FTSE 100 yesterday continued its run of good form to close 88.5 points up at 6434.1.
WE’LL buy more Australian wine this Christmas than that of any other country.
MEDIA group Trinity Mirror has said that advertising revenues for 2007 were running marginally higher after a brighter finish to the year.
BOSSES at The Original Factory Shop have reassured the firm’s 100-strong North-East workforce their jobs are safe after the company changed hands yesterday.
A NUMBER of top companies yesterday signed up to a programme aimed at cutting emissions by millions of tonnes over the next few years, while saving £300m in energy bills.