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The Marmite of the retail sector

Love them or hate them, M & S commands respect in the biz community. Like coriander in the kitchen perhaps.

I recall just what a demanding time we had whenever as suppliers we were summoned to Baker Street to field ultra detailed questions about our product’s performance in their stores. Any justifiable consumer grouse had to be reimbursed five-fold.

But hey! I hear Backside retort, that was all nearly 50 years ago; although I doubt anything has changed.  So I’m impressed with Cameron’s choice of Stuart Rose, ex M & S boss of renown, to chair the campaign to stay in the EU. Just as Maggie the Great chose an earlier Baker St. Boss to mastermind her slimming of the overfed Civil Service 30 odd years ago.

So when I pop back home later this month, I’ll do homage to St. Michael and top up with hanks and socks, my kind of Marmite and coriander you might say.

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  1. October 10, 2015 at 8:02 am

    But like the EU, M&S is over-priced and under-whelming.

  2. O Zangado
    October 10, 2015 at 9:09 am

    I love Marmite in all its guises and the NSW demands coriander on everything from home-made burgers to garnish on a stir fry, but I can’t be bothered with M’lord, small minded little European that he is and his ilk, nor his former employer. It’s a big business world out there, Stu baby, all the way to New Zealand and all points in between. Janus, buy your socks and shreddies at C&A instead.

    OZ

  3. October 10, 2015 at 10:24 am

    C & A? Reminds me of a very rude joke about a man whose shoes were marked L & R! 😱

  4. October 10, 2015 at 10:26 am

    C, akshully St. Michael’s overpricing days are over. They only survive now by competing on price – and quality where they have always been the best.

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