M&S to kill off its Lifestore

Marks & Spencer chief executive Stuart Rose is to axe the Lifestore concept after less than six months of trading. The Gateshead store will close by January, a planned Thurrock store has been cancelled, and the smaller Kingston venue will be converted to

Marks & Spencer chief executive Stuart Rose is to axe the Lifestore concept after less than six months of trading. The Gateshead store will close by January, a planned Thurrock store has been cancelled, and the smaller Kingston venue will be converted to M&S Home.

Consultancies working on the project were unable to comment, although an M&S spokeswoman says it is ‘unlikely’ groups working specifically on Lifestore would be retained for the mainstream brand.

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