A critical time for M&S

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Andy Howard MW continues his review of the autumn tastings of the UK's major retailers. See his other articles on Tesco, Lidl, Sainsbury'sthe Co-op and Morrisons.

The next few months are likely to be critical ones for Marks & Spencer. Chief executive Steve Rowe has been in the post for 18 months and, during his tenure, the share price has fallen by almost 20%. 

The UK market remains both highly competitive and volatile, with the combined effects of continued Brexit uncertainty, talk of imminent hikes in interest rates and hefty cost pressures from a...