Tag Archives: John Lewis & Partners

John Lewis & Waitrose create experimental concept shop

John Lewis & Partners and Waitrose & Partners will launch a customer-centric concept shop at its Southampton location opening tomorrow (Tuesday November 19), where a combination of services and experiences led by staff will take centre stage on every floor. If these ‘experience playgrounds’ are successful, they could be rolled …

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John Lewis and Waitrose launch joint Christmas TV advert

In their first ever joint Christmas campaign, John Lewis & Partners and Waitrose & Partners have come together to create an advert which tells the story of a girl and her friendship with an young dragon. From 6am today (Thursday November 14), staff at both John Lewis and Waitrose were …

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Sales of small electricals up at John Lewis

Total sales at John Lewis & Partners were down 2.3% last week (to Saturday November 9) on the same week last year – but customers enjoyed shopping promotions across lighting, fashion and beauty, according to the department store group’s shop trade director Maggie Porteous. She said: “Fashion sales were up …

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JLP celebrates diversity

Waitrose & Partners has joined forces with its sister chain John Lewis & Partners to launch a new scheme that enables multilingual staff to wear badges identifying the other languages they speak. The scheme launches this month with an initial 20 badges for: Urdu; Arabic; French; Mandarin; Spanish; German; Italian; …

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John Lewis shoppers prep for Christmas ‘earlier than ever’

Total sales at John Lewis & Partners were down 10.4% last week (to Saturday November 2) on the same week last year, as the department store group annualised against competitor promotions. Customer director Craig Inglis commented: “Home sales were down 14.1%. However, customers are decorating their homes and preparing for …

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John Lewis Partnership expands Click & Collect network to third party retailer Boden

John Lewis Partnership (JLP) – which owns and operates department store group John Lewis & Partners and supermarket chain Waitrose & Partners – is providing access to its Click & Collect distribution network to third party retailers. The move starts with a trial in collaboration with clothing retailer Boden, with …

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John Lewis tests blueprint to encourage customers to reduce, reuse and return packaging

John Lewis & Partners has launched a pilot at its Oxford shop to encourage a ‘reduce, reuse & return’ culture among customers which could provide a blueprint for other shops. The pilot will test eight ways in which the retailer and its customers can reduce their impact on the planet, …

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John Lewis Partnership to stop selling crackers with plastic toys inside

John Lewis Partnership (JLP), which operates department store group John Lewis & Partners and supermarket chain Waitrose & Partners, has announced that this will be the last Christmas when it sells Christmas crackers with plastic toys inside. Instead, crackers will be filled with toys made from recyclable materials such as …

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Sales of cooking product up 13% at John Lewis

Total sales at John Lewis & Partners were up 8.5% last week (to Saturday October 19) on the same week last year, as customers shopped promotions across fashion and beauty in-store and online, according to the department store group’s buying director of fashion Christine Kasoulis. She said: “Fashion sales were …

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John Lewis reveals what’s hot, what’s not and what’s next in housewares

John Lewis & Partners has released its annual Retail Report which looks back on sales trends at the department store group over the past 12 months. ‘How We Shop, Live And Look’ analyses internal shopping data from August 2018 to August 2019 to get an insight into the products which …

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