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Summary: Marks & Spencer PLC Nov 10
- Published: November 2010
- Standard & Poors
The ratings on Marks & Spencer PLC (M&S) reflect Standard & Poor's Ratings Services' view of the company's satisfactory business risk profile. This is supported by M&S' position as the U.K.'s largest clothing retailer, as well as its established presence in the U.K. food retail market, which benefits from the nondiscretionary nature of food spending. In addition, the M&S brand benefits from its image as a quasi-national institution with an emphasis on high quality and product innovation. These strengths are partially offset by the intense price competition prevalent in the U.K.'s fragmented apparel retail market. Further risks associated with the apparel market are the possibility of unsuccessful product ranges due to ever-changing fashion trends and the discretionary nature of apparel...
Companies mentioned in this report are: Marks & Spencer PLC
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