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Marks & Spencer opens first Beijing store

British clothing and food retailer Marks & Spencer opened its first store in Beijing on Friday, part of its strategy in China to focus on flagship stores in the largest cities, while expanding online.

Marks & Spencer (M&S), a 131-year-old stalwart of Britain’s shopping streets, said on Thursday the new 1,500 square metre store, located at The Place shopping mall, would sell edited collections of womenswear, menswear, lingerie and kidswear as well as 1,200 food and drink products.

The firm said the store would build on the growing popularity in Beijing for M&S products through its online sites on Chinese marketplaces and

(Source: CNBC)