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John Lewis managing director steps down

John Lewis Partnership (JLP) – which owns and operates department store group John Lewis & Partners and supermarket chain Waitrose & Partners – has announced that John Lewis & Partners managing director Paula Nickolds will step down from the JLP board and will be leaving her post in February 2020. …

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Cookware and tabletop sales up at John Lewis

Total sales for John Lewis & Partners were up 3.3% last week (to Saturday January 4) on last year, in what was the department store group’s first full week of Clearance. Customer director Craig Inglis said: “Home sales were down 0.5%. However, Textiles & Home Accessories sales were up 3.4% …

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Cookware sales up 43% at John Lewis due to Black Friday promotions

Total sales for John Lewis & Partners were up 14.8% last week (to Saturday December 7) on the same week last year, as the department store group “saw a strong end” to its Black Friday event. The retailer’s Home Buying Lead Jason Wilary-Attew said: “Total sales for the full 11 …

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John Lewis charts Christmas decorating trends

This week is when most UK households are expected to shop for Christmas trees and decorations, according to John Lewis & Partners. Research from the department store group published yesterday (Monday, December 2) reveals that in December 2009 – when George Michael had a hit with ‘December Song (I Dreamed …

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John Lewis reveals best-selling home products

Total sales for John Lewis & Partners last week (to Saturday November 30) were up 60.4% on the same week as last year, with Black Friday taking place a week later this year. Compared with the Black Friday period in 2018, sales were up 2.1% – which represents a new …

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John Lewis gives Black Friday update

John Lewis & Partners operations director Bérangère Michel has commented on the department store group’s Black Friday trading activity. In a statement issued this afternoon (Friday November 29), he said: “Our Black Friday event started last Friday. Our decision to start promotions earlier this year reflects the fact that Black …

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John Lewis and Waitrose join FareShare to host festive feasts

More than 1,000 people across the country have been invited to enjoy a ‘Festive Feast’ hosted by Waitrose & Partners and John Lewis & Partners, as part of the retailers’ campaign to bring people together this Christmas. Food redistribution charity FareShare has nominated more than 50 charities to take part, …

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Which? investigates Black Friday deals

Nearly all Black Friday ‘deals’ are cheaper or available for the same price at other times of the year, according to a new study by Which? The consumers’ association tracked the prices of 83 tech, home and personal products that were on offer on Black Friday (November 23) in 2018 …

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John Lewis customers cosy up for Christmas

Total sales at John Lewis & Partners were down 3.4% last week (to Saturday November 16) on the same week last year, but according to the department store group’s operations director Bérangère Michel: “Following the launch of the joint John Lewis & Partners and Waitrose & Partners Christmas advert [which …

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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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