M&S Brings Back Shwopping: Making Sustainable Shopping Easier

M&S has restarted back Shwopping, their well-known clothes recycling scheme in partnership with Oxfam—helping customers to build on the 35 million items recycled since 2008 Shwopping was temporarily paused in March to enable M&S colleagues to focus on putting in place the additional measures needed and serving customers. Following a rise in wardrobe clear-outs during lockdown, from Thursday (1 October 2020) M&S customers could restart donating unwanted clothes, shoes, bras and accessories of any brand or condition in nearly 290 M&S stores. All clothing items that customers donate are sent…

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M&S Food Sees Rise In Customer Appetite For Refill

New research by M&S Food reveals that over 75% of consumers are consciously trying to reduce their use of plastic packaging.  Refillable groceries are an increasingly popular solution to support this aim, with two thirds of consumers more likely to consider using them now compared to this time last year and around one in four (23%) shoppers actively seeking retailers that offer this service.  The new findings follow the launch of M&S Food’s first Fill Your Own trial in mid-December at its Hedge End Retail Park store in Southampton – offering over…

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M&S Introduces Sunflower Lanyards To All UK Stores

M&S to become the first UK retailer to introduce sunflower lanyards into all its stores – spreading the reach of the important scheme developed in the aviation sector which helps customers with hidden disabilities M&S has become the first UK retailer to introduce sunflower lanyards into all of its owned UK stores, alongside giving all 80,000 colleagues clear information on what the lanyards mean and how to serve customers who wear them. In addition to all UK stores, the lanyards will be available for customers to request from M&S’s customer…

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M&S Supports Shift Towards Reusable Containers For Fresh Food-To-Go

M&S has become the first major retailer to introduce a reusable container incentive for fresh food-to-go at its Market Place counters, as part of its plan to reduce single-use packaging.  The new scheme will incentivise customers to bring their own reusable containers to M&S’ Market Place by offering a 25p discount off each meal. M&S is aiming to encourage a change in consumer behaviour and reduce the use of disposable items on the high street, as new research by IGD reveals the food-to-go sector is set to grow by 26.4%…

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M&S Podcast: New episode featuring supermodel David Gandy

Marks & Spencer (M&S) have launched their fifth Podcast which talks about sustainability. David Gandy speaks to M&S about his capsule tailoring collection, designing more sustainably and buying to last. In the latest M&S Podcast, Rachel Silver speaks to British supermodel and menswear style icon David Gandy, M&S’ Ambassador of Tailoring who has his own successful line of underwear and loungewear and most recently his first ever capsule tailoring collection; and James Doidge, M&S’ Head of Menswear Design, who leads a team of designers and worked closely with David on…

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