Primarily Marks and Spencer is a retailer designed to fit all of the customers needs. It specializes in clothing, home products and luxury goods, as well as its groceries. It is one of the more expensive supermarkets in the United Kingdom to shop in, however the quality of the produce is very high.
The company was founded in 1884 and has been an icon of the British consumer market for many years.
The company has spread out to many other countries, with such stores in India, Turkey, Russia, Greece, Ireland, France and many more. In the United Kingdom there are currently 733 stores, all ranging in size, from convenience stores where the consumer can shop on the go, to large department stores based systems which have a wide range of products to choose from.