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    John Lewis closures ‘needed’ for future-proofingSubscription

    News10 February 2020

    “Juggernaut” John Lewis Partnership is wise to follow the lead of other high street retailers and right-size its portfolio, industry experts have told Drapers.

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    The factors behind Paula Nickolds' 'dramatic' exitSubscription

    News10 January 2020

    The ambiguity surrounding outgoing John Lewis & Partners managing director Paula Nickolds’ decision to quit “reflects badly on the business”, the fashion industry has told Drapers.

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    John Lewis Christmas sales slip and MD exitsSubscription

    News9 January 2020

    John Lewis & Partners has reported a drop in sales over the Christmas period, and announced its managing director, Paula Nickolds is to leave as part of the merger of the management with supermarket division Waitrose & Partners.

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    John Lewis sales down ahead of ChristmasSubscription

    News24 December 2019

    Fashion sales at John Lewis were down 5.1% for the week ending 21 December, compared with the same week last year.

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    John Lewis predicts last-minute Christmas rushSubscription

    News23 December 2019

    The John Lewis Partnership has predicted a last-minute rush to stores across the UK today and tomorrow, with novelty socks and onesies among the most popular festive impulse purchases. 

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    John Lewis sales dip after Black FridaySubscription

    News18 December 2019

    Total sales at John Lewis fell by 11.9% for the week to 14 December, in a week the department store called “more subdued” in the wake of Black Friday.

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    Meet Edgar the Dragon, star of the John Lewis Christmas adVideoSubscription

    News14 November 2019

    In the first-ever joint Christmas ad campaign between John Lewis & Partners and sister supermarket Waitrose & Partners, the retailer sprinkles a heavy dose of festive magic with the help of an excitable dragon. 

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    John Lewis expands click-and-collect networkSubscription

    News31 October 2019

    The John Lewis Partnership is opening its click-and-collect distribution network to third-party retailers. 

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    John Lewis pilots in-store sustainability schemeSubscription

    News29 October 2019

    John Lewis & Partners is trialling eight new sustainability practices in its Oxford store to inspire a “reduce, re-use and return” mentality among customers.

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    Off the Record: Hurr, John Lewis and Kate Halfpenny Subscription

    Community28 October 2019

    Find out what’s been happening on fashion’s social scene this week.

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    Fashion sales down at John LewisSubscription

    News1 October 2019

    Fashion sales at John Lewis were down 4.2% year on year last week, despite a 4.8% uplift in total sales.

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    Brexit warning from John Lewis as it posts half-year loss Subscription

    News12 September 2019

    John Lewis Partnership swung to a loss of £25.9m in the half year ended 27 July 2019, down from an £800,000 profit during the same period last year.

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    John Lewis fashion sales fall ahead of half-year resultsSubscription

    News10 September 2019

    John Lewis blamed a 4.9% dip in fashion sales for the week to 7 September on the annivesary of the launch of John Lewis & Partners womenswear collection, which resulted in a spike in sales last year. 

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    John Lewis poised to reveal lossesSubscription

    News9 September 2019

    The John Lewis Partnership is expected to unveil a loss this week, as it reports its results for the first half-year of 2019.

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    ‘Climate of survival’ demands urgent business rates action Subscription

    News13 August 2019

    The retail industry has called for the chancellor to urgently review business rates to maintain the UK’s competitive position in the international market, as vacancy rates hit a four-year high and a no-deal Brexit looms on the horizon.

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    Fashion sales up four weeks running at John Lewis Subscription

    News9 July 2019

    Fashion sales at John Lewis were up 6.2% year on year for the week to July – the highest increase of all categories monitored.

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    Comment: Fresh perspective is just what John Lewis needsSubscription

    Comment12 June 2019

    The incoming chairman of John Lewis Partnership is certainly a leftfield choice.

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    New John Lewis chair will bring 'fresh outlook'Subscription

    News11 June 2019

    Industry reaction to the appointment of Sharon White as the new chairman of John Lewis Partnership has been mixed, as questions over her lack of retail experience are balanced with the appeal of bringing a “fresh pair of eyes” to the business.

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    John Lewis names new chairmanSubscription

    News6 June 2019

    John Lewis Partnership has named Sharon White – former secretary at the Treasury – as its sixth chairman, replacing Sir Charlie Mayfield.

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    John Lewis changes pension schemeSubscription

    News16 May 2019

    The John Lewis Partnership council has voted for changes to the company’s pension scheme that aim to provide “a more equal distribution of profits” among staff, and save £80m a year. 

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    BRC launches new careers initiativeSubscription

    News10 April 2019

    The British Retail Consortium (BRC) has launched a new initiative called Rethink Retail, which seeks to educate people about the evolving opportunities to carve out a career in the sector.

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    John Lewis to be zero carbon by 2050Subscription

    News20 March 2019

    John Lewis Partnership has pledged to have a net zero carbon footprint by 2050, across all its stores, head offices and distribution centres.

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    Profits almost halved at the John Lewis PartnershipSubscription

    News7 March 2019

    Profits before bonuses, tax and exceptional items at the John Lewis Partnership – department store John Lewis & Partners and supermarket Waitrose & Partners – fell 45.4% to £160m for the year to 26 January. 

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    Unexpected warm spell boosts John Lewis salesSubscription

    News5 March 2019

    Fashion sales at John Lewis & Partners were up a notable 23.3% year on year for the week to 5 March, boosted by the unseasonably warm weather across the UK.

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    John Lewis recognised as disability leader Subscription

    News26 February 2019

    The John Lewis Partnership has achieved the highest government accreditation for its initiative in recruiting and retaining people with disabilities.

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    Menswear boosts John Lewis fashion salesSubscription

    News26 February 2019

    Fashion sales were up 1.1% year-on-year at John Lewis for the week to 23 February, boosted a rise in menswear sales.

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    Accessories boost fashion sales at John LewisSubscription

    News19 February 2019

    Fashion sales at John Lewis were up 1.2% for the week to 16 February compared to the same period last year, the retailer’s latest figures show.

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    John Lewis backs bricks-and-mortar innovationSubscription

    News18 February 2019

    The John Lewis Partnership has shortlisted six entrepreneurs focused on transforming the in-store experience for its JLab retail innovation programme.

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    Own brand drives John Lewis fashion salesSubscription

    News29 January 2019

    Fashion sales at John Lewis & Partners for the week to 29 January jumped 5% compared with the same week last year, driven by a demand for own-brand fashion.

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    Cold weather boosts John Lewis sales Subscription

    News22 January 2019

    Fashion sales at John Lewis for the week to 19 January jumped 7.2% compared with the same week in 2018, driven by bitter temperatures hitting the UK. 

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    John Lewis operations director to retireSubscription

    News17 January 2019

    Dino Rocos will retire from his role as operations director at John Lewis at the end of May, after more than four decades in the business. 

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    Clearance continues to boost John Lewis sales

    News15 January 2019

    Fashion sales at John Lewis for the week to 12 January jumped 4.9% compared with 2018, driven by customers shopping the Sale and starting to buy into spring ranges.

  • John lewis oxford street (8)

    Clearance boosts John Lewis salesSubscription

    News9 January 2019

    Fashion sales at John Lewis & Partners were up 20.4% in the department store’s first week of clearance after Christmas.

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    Fashion retail's highs and lows of 2018Subscription

    Features14 December 2018

    As this year comes to a close and a new one approaches, Drapers recaps the twists and turns in the retail industry over the past 12 months

  • John lewis oxford street (8)

    Fashion sales fall at John Lewis Subscription

    News4 December 2018

    Like-for-like fashion sales at John Lewis fell by 1.8% in the week to 1 December as mild weather hit cold-weather categories.

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    John Lewis launches click-and-collect trial in BoothsSubscription

    News29 November 2018

    John Lewis & Partners has launched its click-and-collect service in independent northern food and drink retailer Booths.

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    Black Friday smashes records at John LewisSubscription

    News27 November 2018

    John Lewis & Partners has reported the biggest sales week in its history as customers took advantage of its Black Friday deals in store and online.

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    Christmas ad offsets sales dip at John LewisSubscription

    News20 November 2018

    Like-for-like fashion sales at John Lewis fell by 0.9% in the week to 17 November due to mild weather at the start of the week.

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    Sir Charlie Mayfield to step down from John LewisSubscription

    News7 November 2018

    The John Lewis Partnership, which owns John Lewis and Waitrose, has begun searching for a successor to its longstanding chairman, Sir Charlie Mayfield.

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    Fashion sales rise 5% at John LewisSubscription

    News30 October 2018

    Fashion sales at John Lewis Partnership increased 5.6% in the week to 27 October as lower temperatures drove cold weather clothing sales up by 12%.

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    John Lewis launches experiential innovation challenge Subscription

    News29 October 2018

    The John Lewis Partnership has called for entries to its tech incubator, JLab, for ideas that could provide new experiential retail experiences and shape the future of shopping. 

  • John lewis oxford street (3)

    Rise in own brand fashion sales at John LewisSubscription

    News23 October 2018

    Own brand fashion sales at John Lewis and Partners rose by 5.6% last week, following the launch of new ranges.

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    Delivery trucks go green at John LewisSubscription

    News16 October 2018

    All John Lewis Partnership heavy delivery trucks will be switched to low-carbon biomethane-powered versions by 2028, the company has revealed.

  • john lewis personal shopping

    John Lewis launches private shopping experience Subscription

    News16 October 2018

    John Lewis is giving shoppers the opportunity to book out an entire store for private shopping, as part of three new services aimed at creating a more personalised experience for customers. 

  • John lewis oxford street (8)

    John Lewis fashion sales riseSubscription

    News16 October 2018

    Fashion sales at John Lewis and Partners increased by 4% last week.

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    John Lewis fashion sales rise Subscription

    News9 October 2018

    Fashion sales at John Lewis and Partners increased by 4.4% last week helped by the cooler weather prompting demand for warmer clothing.

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    Defiant chairman defends John Lewis price promiseSubscription

    News13 September 2018

    Sir Charlie Mayfield, chairman of the John Lewis Partnership, has reiterated the retailer’s commitment to its “Never Knowingly Undersold” price promise, despite “unprecedented” levels of promotion on the UK high street.

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    John Lewis profits wiped outSubscription

    News13 September 2018

    John Lewis Partnership profits before tax and exceptional items fell 98.8% to £1.2m in “the most promotional market we’ve seen in almost a decade”, said chairman Sir Charlie Mayfield.

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    Own brand and experience are partners in John Lewis revampSubscription

    Comment6 September 2018

    John Lewis’s sophisticated Oxford Street redesign is set to put the retailer’s ambitious own-brand focus to the test

  • John Lewis & Partners

    John Lewis to cut 200 jobsSubscription

    News5 September 2018

    John Lewis has cut 200 back-of-house jobs as part of a restructure and modernisation plan.

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