Tag Archives: John Lewis & Partners

John Lewis set to close Knight & Lee in Southsea in July

John Lewis & Partners has announced that it will close its Knight & Lee branch in the Hampshire seaside resort of Southsea in July. At 35,000sq ft, Knight & Lee is the smallest full line shop in its department store group’s estate. The retailer said the decision to close was …

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‘Marie Kondo effect’ sweeps the UK as John Lewis reveals record sales of storage products

Following the January debut of Japanese organising consultant and author Marie Kondo’s Netflix series ‘Tidy Up’, John Lewis & Partners has reported record sales of storage and organisation products, with storage boxes soaring by 47%, and baskets climbing 24% on last year. The department store group said: “January has always …

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Sales of Gifts, Cook and Dine up 8.2% at John Lewis

Total sales for John Lewis & Partners for last week (to Saturday January 12) were up 0.7% on last year, driven by customers continuing to shop Clearance offers and starting to shop Spring/Summer ranges. The department store group’s director of shop trade Maggie Porteous said: “Overall Home sales were down …

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Strong week of sales for Cookshop and Tabletop at John Lewis

Total sales for John Lewis & Partners last week (to Saturday January 5) were up 11.2% on last year, in what was the first full week of Clearance. The department store group’s director of merchandising operations Jon Williams said: “Home sales were up 1.7%. Gifts, Cook and Dine continued to …

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John Lewis trials free delivery service in Eire

Residents of the Republic of Ireland can now shop John Lewis & Partners’ international range and receive free standard delivery, instead of the usual £7.50 delivery charge. There is no minimum spend to qualify for free delivery and products will arrive within two to three working days. To ensure customers …

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Piano sales up at John Lewis following Christmas ad campaign

Total sales for John Lewis & Partners were down 6.8% last week (to Saturday November 17) on the same week last year. The department store group’s digital director Sienne Veit said: “It was a week of two halves. Early in the week sales continued to be impacted by the mild …

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Cookshop sales up 9% at John Lewis

Total sales at John Lewis & Partners were up 1.4% last week (to Saturday November 3) on the same week last year. The department store group‘s head of shop trade for London and the East Liz Mihell said: “Overall, Home sales were up 0.8%. Furniture and Flooring sales were up …

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Smart home products up 53% at John Lewis

Total sales for John Lewis & Partners were up 0.3% last week (to Saturday October 27). The department store group’s director of operations development Simon Russell said: “Home was down 5.8% although filled bedding saw an uplift of 5% driven by the cooler weather. Decorative bedding also had a good …

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John Lewis reports on 2018 shopping trends

John Lewis & Partners has released its annual retail report that takes a look at how we ‘shop, live and look’ in 2018. The findings are based on the department store group’s shopping data from August 2017 to September 2018. Trading director Simon Coble said: “It’s fascinating to see what …

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Sales of small electricals up 11% at John Lewis

Total sales for John Lewis & Partners were down 1.2% last week (to Saturday October 20) compared with the same week last year. Jon Williams, director of merchandising operations for the department store group, said: “Overall Home sales were down 4.9%. However, sales of fitted furniture were up 38% and …

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