Marks & Spencer

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Marks & Spencer is "one of the UK’s leading retailers"; they "employ over 78,000 people in the UK and abroad, and have over 700 UK stores, plus an expanding international business." [1]

Corporate Propaganda

"In 1982, M&S were founding members of Business in the Community- set up to promote investment in regenerating local communities. In 2008 we were one of the first companies to be awarded the Community Mark. This was renewed in 2011...

"We help raise funds for a range of national charity partners covering environment, poverty and exclusion and health & wellbeing through a calendar of activities. These currently include: Breakthrough Breast Cancer, Butterfly Conservation, Groundwork, Leukaemia and Lymphoma Research, Macmillan, Oxfam, The Prostate Cancer Charity, Shelter and WWF." [2]


Accessed June 2012: [3]

Board (2010)

Accessed June 2010: [4]




Resources and articles

Related Sourcewatch


  1. Marks & Spencer Overview, organizational web page, accessed June 21, 2012.
  2. Marks & Spencer Charity and community funding, organizational web page, accessed June 21, 2012.
  3. Marks & Spencer Board, organizational web page, accessed June 20, 2012.
  4. Directors, Marks & Spencer, accessed June 29, 2010.