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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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Marie Kondo effect still strong at John Lewis

Total sales for John Lewis & Partners were down 3.2% last week (to Saturday February 9) on the same week last year. The department store group’s fashion buying director Christine Kasoulis said: “Home sales were down 4.0%. The ‘Marie Kondo’ effect continues to increase sales of storage products which were …

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John Lewis weekly sales down 3.5%

Total sales for John Lewis & Partners were down 3.5% last week (to Saturday January 26) on the same week last year. The department store group’s buying director for home Johnathan Marsh said the results came ”as we annualised strong Clearance sales”. He said: “We saw customers beginning to buy …

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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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