Marks & Spencer recreates Penny Bazaar by selling two million items for one pence each

LONDON - Marks and Spencer is selling two million products for a penny each next week to mark its 125th anniversary.

A Penny Bazaar will be held for three days from 20 May in 300 M&S stores. The penny sale items will include jewellery, knickers, beach balls and socks.

Shoppers will be limited to five items each and extra security will be drafted in to prevent a crush.

M&S has said it wants to give customers a ‘treat'. It advisers customers get to stores early to get the best bargains.

The high street retailer took a u-turn this week after it hiked prices of bras in larger cup sizes and attracted a backlash from customers.

The store recorded a drop in sales for the fourth quarter to March 28. Sales were 4.2% lower, ahead of expectations for a fall of about 7%.

Sales of general merchandise, including clothing, fell 4.8%, better than the 8.8% decline forecast by analysts.

Food sales fell 3.7%, also better than the 5.8% that analysts had expected.



Get the latest marketing, advertising, media and digital jobs to your inbox.

Create an alert now
Brand Republic Jobs
Thousands of jobs across advertising, creative, marketing and media

Just published

Feel you're missing out?

Sign up

The Wall Blog

From our partners