Tag Archives: John Lewis & Partners

Record fortnight for Mother’s Day gifts at John Lewis

Total sales for John Lewis & Partners were down 13.7% last week (to Saturday March 30). The department store group’s buying director for home Johnathan Marsh attributed the result to ‘annualising strong sales due to the earlier fall of Good Friday and Easter Saturday, colder weather driving footfall into our …

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John Lewis weekly sales down 2.4%

Total sales for John Lewis & Partners were down 2.4% last week (to Saturday March 16) as the department store group annualised a week which included Mother’s Day, and price-matched a competitor’s event that was smaller than last year. Trading director Simon Coble said: “Home sales were down 3.2% but …

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John Lewis reveals shoppers are spending more for a good night’s sleep

With National Bed Month well under way, John Lewis & Partners has revealed that customers are investing more in products to help them sleep soundly. The department store group has witnessed a rise in bigger bed sales, with super king size mattresses up 34% compared to the same time last …

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Mother’s Day and Easter timings affect John Lewis trading

Total sales for John Lewis & Partners were down 8.8% last week (to Saturday March 9) on the same week last year. The department store group’s director of shop trade Maggie Porteous said the results were impacted by the later falls of Mother’s Day and Easter this year. She commented: …

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Mother’s Day gifting sales up 22% at John Lewis

Total sales for John Lewis & Partners were up 11.4% last week (to Saturday March 2) compared with the same period last year. The department store group’s operations director Berangere Michel said: “We saw positive sales across all categories, driven by the warmer weather, price-matching competitors through our ‘Never Knowingly …

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John Lewis Partnership recognised as Disability Confident Leader

John Lewis Partnership (JLP) has achieved Disability Confident Leader status – the highest accreditation in the Department for Work and Pensions’ scheme which recognises and supports employers who recruit and retain people with disabilities. JLP owns and operates retail brands John Lewis & Partners and Waitrose & Partners. It is …

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Highest February sales of outdoor furniture for John Lewis

Total sales for John Lewis & Partners were down 4.8% last week (to Saturday February 23) on the same week last year. The department store group’s director of shop trade Maggie Porteous said: “Home sales were down 9.5% due to discounting and competitors’ half term offers. But last week saw …

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John Lewis Partnership shortlists six entrepreneurs for its retail innovation programme

The John Lewis Partnership has announced that following a competitive pitch day for its retail innovation programme JLAB, it will continue discussions with six businesses. The retailer is ‘seeking innovative ideas to deliver more inspirational, immersive and personalised in-store shopping experiences’. Over 160 businesses entered the contest, with the chance …

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Record week for Valentine’s Day products at John Lewis

Total sales for John Lewis & Partners were down 3.4% last week (to Saturday February 16) on the same week last year. The department store group’s trade director Simon Coble said: “Home sales were down 7.6%. However, we had a record week for Valentine’s Day products with sales up 27% …

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John Lewis collaborates with Swoon

John Lewis & Partners is launching an exclusive new collaboration with design-led furniture brand Swoon which will be available in 11 shops across the UK and on johnlewis.com from the end of this month. The collection of furniture is the creation of Swoon’s in-house design studio and has been manufactured …

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