Essay about Marks and Spencer

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1. Introduction
1.1 Topic chosen ……………………………………………………………………...........2 1.2 Reason for choosing the topic ……………………………………………………... ….3 1.3 Research approach………………………………………………………………….…...5
1.4 Aims and objectives of the research………….…….…………………………...……... 5
2. Information gathering
2.1 Sources of information ………………………………………………………………….7 2.2Liabrary research…………………. ……………………………………………………..9 2.3 Limitations of information gathering ……………………………………………..........10 2.4 Explanation of accounting techniques …………………………………………….........11
3. Analysis and presentation
3.1 Financial analysis
General overview
Revenue analysis ……………………………………………………………………………13
Profitability
(i) Gross profit margin
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These topics gives a chance to explore and develop business analysis ability, financial ratio calculation and interpretation skills. This project gives an opportunity to deal with a public Co. financial statement and allows transfer of theoretical knowledge into practical skill.

I developed my interest on M&S, one of the largest retailers in UK and significant international presence, during my study of other entity’s profile. As an ethical entity M&S earned respect from people. Fairtrade and Plan A was very much appreciated by all level of people. Plan A dramatically increase the environmental sustainability of the business with in 5 years and expected to cost £ 200 million. The Plan covers 100 commitments over 5 years to address the key social and environmental challenges facing M&S today and in the future. The commitment span five themes: climate change, waste, sustainable raw materials, fair partnership and health, with the aim that by 2012. It will
· Become carbon neutral
· Send no waste to landfill
· Extend sustainable sourcing
· Help improve the lives of their supply chain
· Help customers and employees live a healthier life style ( source: wikipedia)

Marks and Spencer has strong trading relationships across the world. The company is a secular organization embracing all cultures, nationalities, races and religions. They don’t support or themselves to any country, nations, states, Governments,

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