What is your favourite British brand?
Mr Bolland said he would be adding another 100 "distinctive international brands" which would be exclusive to M&S as well as streamlining some of its own clothing brands. Longer term, the company plans to add to its 337 stores overseas including more stores in China.
Elsewhere, British Prime Minister David Cameron, currently on a trade visit to China, made a stop at a Tesco supermarket in Beijing. China has 99 outlets of the British store, which first opened in the country in 2004 and is planning a £2bn investment over the next five years.
What brand do you think is typically British? Are British brands popular overseas? What makes certain brands more popular? Is your favourite brand one that no longer exists? Should more be done to promote British goods overseas?
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