Marks and Spencer Plc is one of the UK’s major high street retailers of fashion and grocery, and has a corporate history that dates back to the early part of twentieth-century. However, as our report will show, during the period being studied (2000-2006) the business experienced some turbulent times.
With M&S experiencing trading difficulties in the early part
of the first decade of the twenty-first century, this report
sets out with the objective of analysing the factors that
contributed to is near failure during this period and those
that contributed to the revival of its fortunes post 2005.
To facilitate this aim, the report examined the historical
activity of the business in relation to is market
performance within its relevant retail sectors, stock
market reaction and the extent to which the factors
identified influenced the financial results Of the