Marks & Spencer Group Plc engages in the retail of clothes, food, and home products. It operates through two segments: United Kingdom (UK) and International. The UK segment consists of the UK retail business and UK franchise operations. The International segment includes Marks & Spencer owned businesses in the 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.