Tag Archives: John Lewis

JLP celebrates diversity

Waitrose & Partners has joined forces with its sister chain John Lewis & Partners to launch a new scheme that enables multilingual staff to wear badges identifying the other languages they speak. The scheme launches this month with an initial 20 badges for: Urdu; Arabic; French; Mandarin; Spanish; German; Italian; …

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John Lewis shoppers prep for Christmas ‘earlier than ever’

Total sales at John Lewis & Partners were down 10.4% last week (to Saturday November 2) on the same week last year, as the department store group annualised against competitor promotions. Customer director Craig Inglis commented: “Home sales were down 14.1%. However, customers are decorating their homes and preparing for …

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Home sales down 19.3% at John Lewis

Total sales at John Lewis & Partners were down 7.7% last week (to Saturday October 26) on the same week last year. According to the department store group’s director of digital Sienne Veit: “We were annualising against promotional activity and a Partnership card spend incentive. “Home sales were down 19.3%. …

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John Lewis tests blueprint to encourage customers to reduce, reuse and return packaging

John Lewis & Partners has launched a pilot at its Oxford shop to encourage a ‘reduce, reuse & return’ culture among customers which could provide a blueprint for other shops. The pilot will test eight ways in which the retailer and its customers can reduce their impact on the planet, …

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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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Sales of cooking product up 13% at John Lewis

Total sales at John Lewis & Partners were up 8.5% last week (to Saturday October 19) on the same week last year, as customers shopped promotions across fashion and beauty in-store and online, according to the department store group’s buying director of fashion Christine Kasoulis. She said: “Fashion sales were …

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John Lewis reveals what’s hot, what’s not and what’s next in housewares

John Lewis & Partners has released its annual Retail Report which looks back on sales trends at the department store group over the past 12 months. ‘How We Shop, Live And Look’ analyses internal shopping data from August 2018 to August 2019 to get an insight into the products which …

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John Lewis shares Halloween top sellers

With two weeks to go until Halloween, John Lewis & Partners has shared its top sellers to help kick off this year’s celebrations. The department store group said: ‘With customers increasingly pulling out all the stops for Halloween, wreaths, wall hangings and table decorations are set to be bigger and …

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John Lewis shoppers get into the Christmas spirit

Total sales at John Lewis & Partners were up 11.9% last week (to Saturday October 12) on the same week last year. The department store group’s electricals & home technology buyer director Laurence Mitchell said: “Customers purchased new season items due to cooler weather and enjoyed shopping promotional events across …

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John Lewis pilots buyback clothing scheme

John Lewis & Partners introduced a pilot scheme at its Oxford shop last Friday (October 4), inviting customers to return ‘preloved’ clothes in exchange for payment per item. Through this ‘BuyBack’ trial, the shop is accepting items from any womenswear and menswear brands stocked at John Lewis, from its 20,000 …

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