UK high street retailer Marks and Spencer (M&S) has revealed that it aims to create around 1,000 jobs this year, with the opening of 20 small stand-alone food stores.   Earlier today [Tuesday], M&S reported profits for the year ended 30 March, before one-off costs, of £646.7m (US$941m), beating analysts' forecasts of £630m. The 30.7% rise represented the first indication that the company is on its way to recovery after years of falling sales and profits.