Marks & Spencer

Best Nespresso compatible coffee capsules for 2018 revealed

<b>One retailer own-brand coffee pod beat rivals to be crowned the best high street Nespresso-compatible capsule in our 2018 taste tests, but other</b> …

Coffee

Capita Seeks Turnaround With Cutbacks and Disposals

British outsourcing firm Capita Plc’s shares pared some of this year’s heavy losses, rising as much as 14 percent in London, after the company …

Capita

Luxury fashion brands under fire for hidden supply chains

Top luxury brands including Christian Dior, Dolce & Gabbana and Chanel are among the least transparent businesses when it comes to labour conditions in their supply chains, according to research released five years after the Rana Plaza disaster, the sector’s deadliest industrial accident on …

Codes of Conduct

Businesses urged to help young people back into work

Mersey businesses are being urged to play their part in helping young people back to work.<p>The ECHO has been reporting on Marks & Spencer’s drive to …

Employee Engagement

Primark And Asos Are Becoming More Transparent About Who Makes Their Clothes

Amazon, Anthropologie and Sainsbury's Tu were among those who scored lowest in the Fashion Transparency Index.<p>Asos, Wrangler and Primark are among …

Lifestyle (UK)

Treasury Wine Estates appoints new CMO

Australia's Treasury Wine Estates has appointed a new global chief marketing officer following the departure of its former CMO Simon Marton, who has …

Wine

Adidas and Reebok are the best brands for environmental and social transparency

Adidas and Reebok have topped a ranking of brands’ social and environmental transparency.<p>Sportswear might traditionally have had a bad rap when it …

Transparency

The Point Announces First Wave of Eastleigh Unwrapped 2018 Programme

On Saturday 23rd June Eastleigh Unwrapped - a free day of performance for families produced by The Point - returns to the Town Centre and Leigh Road …

Festivals

NOF The secret chef of M&S

Some of the newest products in the Marks & Spencer food range began life in a most unlikely setting: a family home in northern Israel. But you will …

Food Festivals

Adidas and Reebok top social and environmental...

The Fashion Transparency Index found most companies were still operating in broadly the same way that enabled the Rana Plaza disaster to happen.

Kylie Minogue

5 ways to make your resumé pop

Good morning! Here’s what’s on our radar at the moment:<p>Looking for a job is one of the more stressful things you can do, and one of its key …

New Jersey

7 simple ways to reduce waste in your home

A small change can make a big impact.<p><b>Buying reusable containers, choosing products with minimal packaging and planning meals in advance are just a few simple things we can all do to reduce waste at home.</b><p>It's now more important than ever to do our bit for the environment, and thinking about the …

Sustainability

Taste test: from falafels to ice cream, the best vegetarian and vegan snacks

Meera Sodha rates high street sandwiches, pasta, burgers and more<p>Vegan sandwiches<p><b>Pret a Manger curried chickpea and chutney</b><i><br>£2.99, pret.co.uk</i><br>This is my new favourite sandwich: lovely crunchy chickpeas, super fresh leaves, excellent condiments, and not too soggy or dry.<br>★★★★★<p><b>Tesco Wicked Kitchen</b> …

Lifestyle (UK)

The Aldi secrets, hints, tricks and tips you MUST to know about to get the most out of your shop

Aldi, along with Lidl, is up there among the most popular choices for shoppers looking to save some money.<p>It's getting ever more popular thanks to …

Aldi

Meet the anti-plastic warriors: the pioneers with bold solutions to waste

The environmental scourge of plastic has shot to the top of the political agenda. We talk to the creatives and campaigners behind five imaginative new ventures<p>Among retailers and manufacturers, they talk of “the <i>Blue Planet</i> effect”. The BBC series, screened late last year, was the moment that many …

Design Thinking

The 20 best vegan wines

With more choices available in supermarkets and online than ever before, the Observer’s wine writer selects the pick of the bunch<p>In one sense, defining a vegan or vegetarian wine is easy. They’re wines made without the use of, respectively, animal or meat products. But herbivores and carnivores …

Lifestyle (UK)

Amazing pictures show Manchester Arndale over the last 40 years - and how it was built

Manchester

Thieves plundering contactless cards at a rate of £27 a minute

Fraudsters are stealing money from contactless payment cards at the rate of almost £27 every minute, raising fears that the technology is becoming a …

Finance

Seven smart ageless buys

Clothing

With a Glance Backward, Brooks Brothers Looks to the Future

In early 2002, just a few months after he officially took over as the new owner and chief executive officer of Brooks Brothers, Claudio Del Vecchio confronted the reality that the classic American retailer had largely lost its way.<p>Mr. Del Vecchio knew that many of the clothing fabrics were no …

Business

10 Elegant Bridal Suit Alternatives To The Cupcake Gown

The Row<p>Gabriela Hearst<p>Alexandre Vauthier<p>Delpozo<p>MaxMara<p>Amanda Wakeley<p>Racil<p>Marks & Spencer<p>Bella Freud<p>Mango

Fashion (UK)

The summer pyjamas that will keep you nice & cool during the heatwave

Did you have a good night’s sleep last night? Were you a bit too warm, tossing and turning, wishing you had a fan blasting in your direction? If the …

Clothing

‘When you have a stable background, you can face a lot’ ... how Matty Bovan became the ‘great bright hope’ of British fashion

Matty Bovan, hailed the new superhero of British fashion, tells Stephanie Smith how he overcame barriers and rules to become a catwalk sensation.<p>He …

Leeds

This M&S store closes its doors for the final time today

Marks & Spencer will close its doors for the final time on Saturday with residents describing it as a "very sad day" for the seaside town.<p>The store, …

Google Play

Top 25 best places to work in Ireland

Dell has been ranked as the Best Place to Work in Ireland for the second year running, according to data released by the world’s largest job …

Technology (Ireland)

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley enjoys date night with fiancé Jason Statham

The supermodel, 31, continued her birthday celebrations as she enjoyed a cosy dinner with Jason Statham at celebrity hotspot Nobu in Los Angeles on …

Celebrity Gossip

From seagulls to Bardot tops: this week’s fashion trends

What’s hot and what’s not in fashion this week<p>Going up<p><b>Cling</b> Outfits should be tight this week in honour of the new Azzedine Alaïa store opening in London.<p><b>Seagulls</b> Brighton fans rejoice – the seagull is seriously fashionable. It appears prominently in JW Anderson’s new collection for Uniqlo.</b> …

Fashion (UK)

M&S’s shake-up suggests its ‘one brand’ marketing strategy didn’t work

Having spent the last few years, bringing the advertising for its two businesses – clothing and home, and food – together, Marks & Spencer has, in …

Advertising (UK)

OFM Awards 2018: the prizes

Everyone who votes in the 2018 Observer Food Monthly Awards has the chance to win one of the many exclusive prizes including ...<p>Vote now<p><b>1 Three nights for two people at Ciasa Salares, Italy</b><br>Three nights half-board at family-run hotel Ciasa Salares in the splendid Italian Dolomites with ski hire, ski …

Food (UK)

OFM Awards 2018: the categories

Details of this year’s awards categories including best restaurant, best Sunday lunch and best reader’s recipe. And don’t forget to nominate your local food hero<p>Vote now<p>Reader-voted categories<p>The winners of the following categories will be chosen by readers – enter online and you could win one of …

Smart Cities