Tag Archives: John Lewis

Mary Portas talks trends with Lakeland, John Lewis, M&S, Waitrose & Hobbycraft

Mary Portas looked back at some of last year’s biggest shopping trends in the Channel 4 documentary ‘What Britain Bought in 2017’, which aired on December 28. In the show, the retail consultant presented a review of the stand-out products on the nation’s £7.5 billion a week shopping list, from …

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John Lewis extends Click & Collect pick-up for Christmas

John Lewis announced today (Wednesday December 20) that it will extend its Click & Collect order cut off by 24 hours to Saturday (December 23) at 8pm. The extra time will allow customers to collect their parcels in John Lewis shops until they close on Christmas Eve. The shops will …

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John Lewis appoints trading director

Department store group John Lewis has recruited Simon Coble to the role of trading director. He will take up the position on January 15 and will join the John Lewis management board, reporting to managing director Paula Nickolds. Simon joins from The Body Shop, where he was managing director UK, …

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Poor weather hits John Lewis weekly sales

Sales at John Lewis for last week (to Saturday December 16) totalled £171.4 million – down 0.6% on the same week last year. The department store group’s director of shop trade Maggie Porteous commented: “Adverse weather and heavy snow across the country saw fewer people head outside to shop – …

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John Lewis seeks staff for 50th branch

John Lewis is encouraging applications for around 600 new jobs created by its new west London branch at Westfield shopping centre in White City. The four-level department store, which cost £33 million to build, will see John Lewis as one of the first retailers to open at the extended Westfield …

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Biggest ever sales week for John Lewis

John Lewis has reported that it achieved sales of £214.3 million last week (to Saturday November 25) – up 7.2% year-on-year. The department store group’s operations director Dino Rocos commented: “After a few weeks of challenging sales in the run-up to Black Friday, this was the biggest ever week – …

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Black Friday ‘exceeds expectations’ for John Lewis

John Lewis marked its busiest ever hour of online trading today (Friday November 24). The department store group said Black Friday 2017 is set to be one of its most successful days. From 9am to 10am this morning, an average of 705 units were purchased per minute on johnlewis.com. The …

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John Lewis: initial Black Friday update

John Lewis reports that customers were quick to respond to its Black Friday deals his morning (Friday November 24). The department store group’s busiest shopping hour online so far was between 7am and 8am, with an average of 495 units ordered per minute. Customers shopping online between 12am and 8am …

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House Beautiful Awards 2017 winners revealed

‘House Beautiful’ magazine celebrated the best in homes and interiors at its annual awards ceremony, held at IET London: Savoy Place last Thursday (November 16). The event was hosted by celebrity gardener and broadcaster David Domoney, who revealed the names of the following House Beautiful Awards 2017 winners: Home retailer …

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John Lewis weekly sales up 0.3%

Total sales for John Lewis for last week (ending Saturday November 18) were £114.5 million – up 0.3% on the same week last year. The department store group’s director of online product Sienna Veit said Home sales were down 1.4%. She commented: “Customers beginning to prepare for Christmas took advantage …

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