Catherine Shuttleworth, chief executive at retail marketing agency Savvy, said: "We think that the M&S food shopper has in part been lured away to the discounters this Christmas with their enhanced premium ranges and outstanding wines and spirits offers".
By contrast, British online fashion retailer Boohoo.com raised its full-year sales forecast after more than doubling its revenue over the same period to the end of December, with strong Black Friday sales.
Morrisons reported its third-quarter results in November, but issued a Christmas trading update, reporting that like-for-like sales rose by 2.3% in the 10 weeks to 7 January 2018.
Supermarket giant Tesco has emerged as a festive victor of the Big Four, reporting a steep rise in sales over the Christmas trading period.
This helped Tesco notch up a 2.3% rise in third quarter comparable sales.
Outside of Ireland and the United Kingdom, the retail giant experienced "positive" like-for-like sales growth of 0.8pc in Central Europe in the three month period, as it improved its customer offering.
Like-for-like sales and volumes in fresh food in the United Kingdom were up by 3.7 per cent, driving overall like-for-like sales growth in the country to 1.9 per cent.
Harvey Weinstein Got Slapped In The Face Last Night
But as Weinstein asked the man not to film him and his coach tried to block the camera, Steve slapped the producer in the face. A diner identified as " Steve " accosts Harvey Weinstein as he leaves a restaurant in Arizona. "You're a f-ing piece of s-t".
Gerrit Cole reportedly not traded to Astros: 'False rumor'
Right now the Yankees have Luis Severino, Masahiro Tanaka, Sonny Gray, CC Sabathia and Jordan Montgomery in their rotation. In five years with the Pirates, Cole has a 59-42 record with a 3.50 ERA, averaging 156 innings a season in 127 starts.
"Our trading momentum accelerated across the third quarter and into December, with the four weeks leading up to Christmas Day delivering record sales and volumes in the United Kingdom".
Supermarket Morrisons also had promising financial results.
Tesco reported lower than expected sales growth over Christmas with a strong performance in groceries held back by weaker trading in general goods such as DVDs and games.
Its food sales also disappointed, down 0.4%, as it admitted the division was suffering "ongoing under-performance".
Today, Tesco released its holiday sales and it showed a 1.9% increase, a huge miss compared to the 2.8% estimate.
Fiona Cincotta, analyst at City Index, said: "Retailers were out of favour throughout the day, following disappointing numbers from Marks & Spencer".
"In our food business, ongoing trading pressures continued in the lead up to Christmas as consumer spending and choices reflected tighter budgets", he added.
After releasing on the PC, PS3, Xbox 360, PS4, and Xbox One, this co-operative multiplayer shooter graces the Nintendo Switch. The highly stylized and artistically rendered Action RPG will even come with a new scenario that delves deeper into the story.
Whitall was a habitual traffic offender with more than 60 convictions to his name, according to The Daily Telegraph . Just yesterday their funeral took place at St Marys Cathedral in Sydney and today, Jessica joined them in peace.
The National Weather Service has released information about a winter storm that will soon hit southeast Missouri and southern IL . The strongest winds will be found from west central to south central Minnesota where winds could gust to 40 miles per hour .
Clode was 17-years-old after when the actor propositioned her, after attending a Franco-starring performance of Of Mice and Men . Franco stressed that listening to those who come forward is important - even if he denied these specific claims against him.
Social media platform, Facebook , on Wednesday announced its new feature aimed at disseminating local news to its users. It will include community updates, group discussions and local events, along with a local news component.
Apparently, the film had all the money for star Mark Wahlberg , but not for his co-star Michelle Williams . The only thing to do in this situation is sending Williams a check for the same amount Wahlberg was given.
However, Pat Leonard of the New York Daily News said that the #New York Giants might beat them for Patricia's services. Patricia will remain in full Bill Belichick , say nothing in any public way-mode until the Patriots' season is over.
Put simply there's a motherload of games and extra content coming to the Switch to bolster its now healthy lineup. However if you don't yet have a Nintendo Switch or have yet to play Dark Souls , don't worry.
Hip-hop artist Kanye West granted a fan battling cancer's final wish before her death: to have him rap to her over FaceTime. Kim Kardashian , while suffering the same fate, has a bit more to work with when it comes to her daughter, North West.
The fire wasn't enough to completely destroy the apartment, but the extent of the damage has forced the residents to move out. Residents did attempt putting out the fire with a garden hose but were unsuccessful, AJC.com quotes fire officials.
House OKs foreign surveillance program
The House of Representatives has reauthorized Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act for six years. Another major loophole of Section 702 of FISA is that the government collects broad information "about" a target .
Julian Assange Granted An Ecuadorian Passport
The UK's rejection of a diplomatic pass comes after Assange tweeted a cryptic picture of him dressed in the colours of Ecuador . Julian Assange obtained global protection in August 2012 from the Ecuadorian Government at the time.
Google Merges Android Pay And Google Wallet Into "Google Pay"
Through Google Pay, it is possible to send and receive money from/to your friends/colleagues/family apart from shopping payments. Now, Google is streamlining all of its payment methods and apps into a single service called, you guessed it, Google Pay.
Most People Who Try Cigarettes Once Become Habitual Smokers
Of the respondents, 60.3% said they had tried a cigarette , with 68.9% of those admitting they had progressed to daily smoking. The data ranged from 2000 to 2016 and examined the smoking habits of adults in the USA , the U.K., Australia, and New Zealand.
Kia Niro EV shows brand's electric future
Kia envisions owners using face recognition and voice control to "log-in" to their cars in the future. Inside the Niro EV features an entirely new minimalistic interior with new technologies.