Google apologised on Monday for allowing ads to appear alongside offensive videos on YouTube as more high-profile firms such as Marks & Spencer and HSBC pulled advertising for British markets from Google sites.
Marks & Spencer has closed seven of its 10 stores in China this year, with the remaining three to close in April, but the British retailer will remain available online on TMall, where it plans to increase its business.
M&S’s fashion ops may be struggling to find the growth that the retailer needs but the brand is still very popular with UK women, a new brand ranking shows. The YouGov Impression Score Rankings saw it beating John Lewis.
Only months after opening its first global flagship store in London’s Westfield Stratford, nail polish and make-up brand Models Own has signed a new deal to open a 1,667 sq ft store at Trinity Leeds this spring.