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John Lewis shoppers celebrate Father’s Day

Total sales for John Lewis last week (to Saturday June 16) were up 5.7% on the same week last year. The department store groups’ buying director for fashion Christine Kasoulis said “sales benefited from customers buying Father’s Day gifts and enjoying offers as we price-matched a competitor’s promotion”. Due to …

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John Lewis pilots pick-up ‘buyback’ service

John Lewis is piloting a service in which customers can arrange for unwanted clothing bought from its shops and website to be collected from their home – and be paid immediately for each item, regardless of its condition. The department store group’s initiative is being tested by over 100 John …

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John Lewis shoppers snap up Father’s Day gifts

Total sales at John Lewis rose 4.2% last week (to Saturday June 9) on the same week last year, boosted by the department store retailer price-matching competitors’ promotions through its Never Knowingly Undersold policy. John Lewis head of shop trade for London and the south-east Liz Mihell said that while …

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John Lewis starts recruiting for new Cheltenham branch

John Lewis has begun welcoming applications for around 300 new jobs at its department store in Cheltenham, which opens on October 18. The 115,000sq ft shop, which represents an £23 million investment, will open on the Gloucestershire town’s high street in the old Beechwood shopping centre. It will offer home …

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Cookshop sales rise by 6.5% at John Lewis

Total sales at John Lewis last week (to Saturday June 2) were up 0.1% on last year. The department store group commented that ‘a particularly warm bank holiday had an impact on sales’. John Lewis buying director for Home and EHT [Electronics & Home Technology] Johnathan Marsh noted that while …

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Gifts, cook and dine sales up 5.5% at John Lewis

Total sales for John Lewis last week (to Saturday May 26) were up 3.4% on last year. The department store group’s director of retail operations development Simon Russell commented: “Sales rose due to customers buying products for the bank holiday weekend, and taking advantage of our promotions and us price …

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John Lewis shoppers prepare for World Cup and Royal Wedding

Total sales at John Lewis for last week (to Saturday May 12) were up 3.3% on last year, mainly due to shoppers buying products for the warm weather. The department store group’s operations director Dino Rocos said Home sales were down 5.4%. However, he added: “We saw very strong sales …

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Inflatables, fans and royal wedding fever hits John Lewis

Total sales for John Lewis last week (to Saturday May 5) were up 1% on last year. Maggie Porteous, director of shop trade for the department store group, said: “Sales rose due to customers buying products for the warm weather and enjoying offers as we price-matched a competitor’s promotion.” She …

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John Lewis reveals top housewares choices for wedding gift lists

As the nation prepares to celebrate the royal wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, John Lewis has today (Monday April 30) published a report on the wedding trends of 2018. The department store group’s gift list service manager Tasneem Shafiq said: “We’ve analysed thousands of gift lists created in …

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Poor weather affects weekly sales at John Lewis

Total sales at John Lewis last week (to Saturday April 14) were down 7.1% on last year. The department store group’s customer director Craig Inglis said the result was in part due to poor weather and the annualising of Easter promotions in the same week last year. He noted that …

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