Marks & Spencer Group Plc engages in the retail of clothes, food, and home products. It operates through the United Kingdom (UK) and International segments. The UK segment consists of the UK retail business and UK franchise operations. The International segment includes Marks & Spencer owned businesses in the Republic of Ireland, Europe, and Asia, together with the international franchise operations. The company was founded by Michael Marks and Thomas Spencer on September 28, 1884 and is headquartered in London, the United Kingdom.