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M&S new CEO will take charge of firm struggling to stay ahead of competition

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While M&S is still Britain's biggest clothing retailer by sales, it is engaged in a fierce battle for the middle England pound with its high street rivals.

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WHEN Steve Rowe takes over the top job at Marks & Spencer (M&S) in April, the 48-year-old soccer-loving Londoner will have to succeed where many others have failed: enticing women to spend on the British institution's fashion.

The 26-year M&S veteran takes charge