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Poor weather hits John Lewis weekly sales

Sales at John Lewis for last week (to Saturday December 16) totalled £171.4 million – down 0.6% on the same week last year. The department store group’s director of shop trade Maggie Porteous commented: “Adverse weather and heavy snow across the country saw fewer people head outside to shop – …

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John Lewis seeks staff for 50th branch

John Lewis is encouraging applications for around 600 new jobs created by its new west London branch at Westfield shopping centre in White City. The four-level department store, which cost £33 million to build, will see John Lewis as one of the first retailers to open at the extended Westfield …

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Biggest ever sales week for John Lewis

John Lewis has reported that it achieved sales of £214.3 million last week (to Saturday November 25) – up 7.2% year-on-year. The department store group’s operations director Dino Rocos commented: “After a few weeks of challenging sales in the run-up to Black Friday, this was the biggest ever week – …

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Black Friday ‘exceeds expectations’ for John Lewis

John Lewis marked its busiest ever hour of online trading today (Friday November 24). The department store group said Black Friday 2017 is set to be one of its most successful days. From 9am to 10am this morning, an average of 705 units were purchased per minute on johnlewis.com. The …

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John Lewis: initial Black Friday update

John Lewis reports that customers were quick to respond to its Black Friday deals his morning (Friday November 24). The department store group’s busiest shopping hour online so far was between 7am and 8am, with an average of 495 units ordered per minute. Customers shopping online between 12am and 8am …

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House Beautiful Awards 2017 winners revealed

‘House Beautiful’ magazine celebrated the best in homes and interiors at its annual awards ceremony, held at IET London: Savoy Place last Thursday (November 16). The event was hosted by celebrity gardener and broadcaster David Domoney, who revealed the names of the following House Beautiful Awards 2017 winners: Home retailer …

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John Lewis weekly sales up 0.3%

Total sales for John Lewis for last week (ending Saturday November 18) were £114.5 million – up 0.3% on the same week last year. The department store group’s director of online product Sienna Veit said Home sales were down 1.4%. She commented: “Customers beginning to prepare for Christmas took advantage …

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Waitrose launches self-serve check-in for ‘click and collect’ orders

Waitrose has launched self-service check-in for John Lewis ‘click and collect’ orders in 140 of its stores in time for Black Friday (November 24). Customers in these branches of the supermarket chain will have the choice to register their order via iPads at the Welcome Desk when they arrive, so …

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Cookshop sales up 4% for John Lewis

Total sales for John Lewis for last week (to Saturday October 28) were £98.7 million, down 4% on the same week last year. The department store group’s customer director Craig Inglis said Home sales were down 2%, primarily due to fewer promotions. But lighting sales and Cookshop were positively impacted, …

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John Lewis to offer concierge style service at new Oxford store

John Lewis has revealed details of a ‘concierge style’ shopping experience which will be offered at its new Oxford store. The department store group is the anchor tenant of the new 800,000sq ft Westgate Oxford retail-led mixed use development, which opens in the Oxfordshire city on Tuesday (October 24). The …

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