Tag Archives: John Lewis Partnership

Eight John Lewis shops set to close

The John Lewis Partnership (JLP) announced today (Thursday July 9) that it will not reopen eight John Lewis shops ‘to secure the business’ long-term future and respond to customers’ shopping needs’. It will now enter into consultation with impacted staff about its proposals. This announcement comes as the final wave …

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John Lewis temporarily closes all 50 shops

The John Lewis Partnership (JLP) announced today (Saturday March 21) that it has ‘taken the difficult decision’ to temporarily close all of its 50 John Lewis shops at close of business on Monday (March 23) as a result of the impact of coronavirus. Johnlewis.com will continue to operate as normal, …

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John Lewis Partnership announces new charity partnerships

To celebrate 20 years of The Golden Jubilee Trust volunteering programme run by the John Lewis Partnership (JLP), which owns and operates department store group John Lewis & Partners and supermarket chain Waitrose & Partners, two charities have been chosen to work with JLP closely during 2020. Some 20 staff …

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JLP sells parcel of land at Leckford Estate

The John Lewis Partnership (JLP) – which owns and operates John Lewis & Partners and Waitrose & Partners – has announced the sale completion of a parcel of land belonging to the Waitrose & Partners Farm at Leckford Estate in Hampshire. The 466ha parcel of land (1,200 acres) has been …

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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 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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Retailers join together to launch mental health support for retail workers

In a UK industry first, seven retailers have joined forces to launch an online training guide designed to help the mental health and wellbeing of retail workers. Funded by the John Lewis Partnership,(JLP) Tesco, Sainsbury’s, ASOS, Co-op, Marks & Spencer (M&S) and Next – and developed with the expertise of …

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John Lewis Partnership appoints first independent directors

Dame Clare Tickell and Michael Herlihy have been appointed today (Monday September 9) as the first independent directors of John Lewis Partnership (JLP). Reporting to JLP chairman Sir Charlie Mayfield, the new roles are designed to provide ‘insight and challenge’ to JLP. Both roles are full-time and are in addition …

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John Lewis Partnership appoints Ofcom chief executive Sharon White as chairman

John Lewis Partnership (JLP) today (Thursday June 6) announced the appointment of Sharon White as the Partnership’s sixth Chairman. She will take up the role when Sir Charlie Mayfield steps down in early 2020. Since March 2015, Sharon has been chief executive of Ofcom, the UK’s communications services regulator. Before …

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John Lewis Partnership staff log a record 24,500 hours of volunteering

John Lewis Partnership (JLP) staff have donated over 24,500 hours in the last year through the retailer’s Golden Jubilee Trust long-term volunteering programme – equivalent to 3,293 working days, and a record number of hours since the programme launched 19 years ago. JLP owns and operates department store group John …

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