I'm grateful to Nick Jones for the news that M&S has opened its first international sustainable learning store. Sadly, this is in India, so I'll not be popping along any time soon, but I would were it a bit nearer – and there is one in Sheffield it seems, so ... .
As M&S makes clear:
Planned and built with sustainability in mind, the learning stores provide an opportunity for the company to further develop its knowledge of sustainable construction, with the aim of eventually creating a zero carbon store built with 100 per cent recycled materials
... the point here is for the company to learn rather than its customers. I'd not want to sniff at this, far from it, but it would be good if M&S could share its learning with shoppers, if only to encourage others.