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Marks & Spencer plc
Public limited company
Traded as LSEMKS
FTSE 100 Component
Industry Retail
Founded 1884; 140 years ago (1884)
Leeds, United Kingdom
Founder Sir Michael Marks
Thomas Spencer
Headquarters London, United Kingdom
Area served
Key people
Archie Norman (Chairman)
Steve Rowe (CEO)
Revenue £10.622 billion (2017)
Operating income
£690.6 million (2017)
£115.7 million (2017)
Number of employees
84,939 (2017)

Marks and Spencer plc (also known as M&S) is a major British retailer headquartered in the City of Westminster, London. It is listed on the London Stock Exchange and is a constituent of the FTSE 100 Index.

It specialises in the selling of clothing, home products and luxury food products. M&S was founded in 1884 by Michael Marks and Thomas Spencer in Leeds. It has 979 stores across the U.K. including 615 that only sell food products.

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Kids robot.svg In Spanish: Marks & Spencer para niños