P523 Teletext 523 May24 16:01:11       ———————————————— NEWS ————————  MARKS & SPARKS BREAKS RECORD The UK's most profitable stores group Marks & Spencer has turned in another record-breaking performance with sales up in all areas. The High Street flagship chain pushed annual profits up to £851.5m from £736.5m previously. Food sales in the UK and Eire were up 9.1% and clothes and homeware sales rose by 9.8% as the group forged ahead. ——————————————————————————————————————— Marks & Spencer results in full 522 POPULAR SHARES: LATEST PR BFS p516 Next Shares CityIndex FamilyFinance
P523 Teletext 523 May24 16:12:00       ———————————————— NEWS ————————  M&S PLANS "AGGRESSIVE EXPANSION" Customers remain loyal to M&S despite its refusal to join in High Street price wars, according to its ch—hrman. Most of the factories supplying its stores are working flat out to meet demand, Sir Richard Greenbury added. With investment plans totalling some £1bn over the next three years, Sir Richard added M&S was in an "extremely aggressive mood" regarding expansAon. ——————————————————————————————————2/2—— Marks & Spencer resqlts in full 522 POPULAR SHARES: LATEST PRICES p516 Next Shares CityIndex FamilyFinance