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John Lewis seeks staff for new Oxford store

John Lewis is recruiting staff for around 300 new jobs at its first ever store in Oxford, which opens in four months. The 120,000sq ft outlet, which represents an £18m investment in the Oxfordshire city by the retailer, will launch alongside other shops at the £440 million Westgate Oxford development …

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John Lewis launches homeware range inspired by V&A Museum

John Lewis has unveiled an exclusive series of decorative pieces for the home, inspired by the collections and interiors within the Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A). The range, which aims to capture ‘the creative spirit’ of the London museum of art and design, comprises 18 pieces across tabletop, lighting, furniture, …

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Outdoor living sales up 55% for John Lewis

While Home sales were down 5.2% for John Lewis last week (to Saturday June 17), the warm weather drove a 55% increase in outdoor living sales compared with last year. The department store group’s buying director of Electricals and Home Technology (EHT) Johnathan Marsh said EHT sales were up 5.4%, …

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Cook and Dine products boost John Lewis weekly sales

Total sales for John Lewis last week (to Saturday June 10) were up 3.9% to £73.8m. The department store group’s head of shop trade for the South and West Alison Smith said the rise was “mainly driven by price-matching a competitor’s event on Fashion and Cook and Dine products, through …

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Outdoor living sales up 16% at John Lewis

Sales at John Lewis last week (to Saturday June 3) totalled £83.8 million: up 2% on last year. The department store group’s director of merchandising operations Jon Williams noted that although home sales were down 1.8%, the outdoor living area was up 16%, with outdoor furniture up 10.4% and barbecues …

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Which? report reveals best and worst high street shops

Toolstation and Richer Sounds have been named the highest ranking shops in the UK in 2017, according to an annual survey of shoppers. In January, consumer watchdog Which? asked 10,214 members of the public about their previous six months’ in-store shopping experiences at 100 major retailers. Questions covered overall experience …

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Record week for outdoor living at John Lewis

Total sales for John Lewis for the week ending Saturday (May 27) were £76.2m, down 5.6% on last year. The department store group’s director of merchandising operations Jon Williams commented that while Home sales were down 4.8%, the warmer weather resulted in record BBQ sales and a record week for …

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John Lewis unwraps top wedding gift list items

John Lewis has revealed the most popular presents requested by betrothed couples on their wedding gift lists for 2017. The department store group said its findings highlight a trend for ‘creative cooking’, which suggests that ‘home cooking and entertaining is an important pastime for today’s lovebirds’. Outdoor pizza ovens have …

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Home sales down 2.2% at John Lewis

Total weekly sales at John Lewis for last week (to Saturday May 20) were £76.3m, up 1.1% on last year. The department store group’s head of shop trade, Central and Midlands, Amanda Dammers commented that Home sales were down 2.2% year-on-year, but there was an increase in customers placing deposits …

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Positive week for cookshop and cutlery at John Lewis

Total sales at John Lewis for last week (to Saturday May 13) were £74.1m, up 1.3% on last year. Barry Matheson, the department store group’s head of shop trade for Scotland & the North, reported that Home had a “good week” of sales, up 5.3% year on year. He added: …

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