Weather hits M&S sales

Marks & Spencer posted its worst underlying quarterly sales performance for three and a half years after the wettest April and June since records began hammered trade in womenswear.

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Marks & Spencer admit 'difficult trading season'

Marks & Spencer suffered a 0.7% fall in group sales figures in the 13 weeks to June 30. Like-for-like UK sales fell 2.8%, with general merchandise dropping 6.8%. Multi-channel sales (including the mobile website) were up 14.9%.

Our food business has again performed strongly. General merchandise underperformedin a difficult trading season. We are confident we are taking the necessarysteps to address this.

Weare pleased with the performance in multi-channel and our key internationalbusinesses, which are continuing to make good progress.

– Marc Bolland, Chief Executive of Marks & Spencer

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