First rise in Marks & Spencer clothing sales for three years

Marks & Spencer has registered a surprise improvement in sales at its clothing division – the first rise in more than three years of trading.

First rise in Marks & Spencer clothing sales for three years

Marks & Spencer has registered a surprise improvement in sales at its clothing division – the first rise in more than three years of trading.

The 0.7% lift in like-for-like sales in the general merchandise arm came as customers responded to changes in “product quality and styling” and as it sold more full-price items.

The company’s food business also saw like-for-like sales in the 13 weeks to March 28 rise by 0.7%, helped by record Valentine’s sales.

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