UK clothing and food retailer Marks & Spencer has restarted talks with New York supermarket operator Gristede's about the future of M&S subsidiary Kings Supermarkets. M&S has been engaged in a campaign to scale back its overseas operations for several years, and has had difficulty finding a buyer for the 29-store Kings chain. An agreement with US convenience store chain D'Agostino collapsed recently as the latter group was unable to secure funding.