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The weekend newspaper round up: March 13 to 14, 2010

A round up of the best fashion business stories from the weekend’s newspapers.


Marks & Spencer

Marks & Spencer has reclaimed its position as the UK’s biggest clothing retailer, as revealed by the latest TNS FashionTrak data, reports The Independent.  In terms of sales volumes, M&S grew its share from 0.1% to 13.1% for the 12 weeks to January 31. Primark was in second place with 10.8%, followed by George at 9.5% and Tesco which took an 8.1% share.

Mary Portas

The Sunday Telegraph reported that Mary Portas is to launch a new TV series this autumn, in which she will investigate why British fashion fails to properly recognise women in their forties, fifties and beyond.

Cath Kidson

Cath Kidson, the fashion -to-furnishings company, is in talks with an American private equity firm that could value the retail empire at £100m, according to The Times.

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