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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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Strong week of sales for Cookshop and Tabletop at John Lewis

Total sales for John Lewis & Partners last week (to Saturday January 5) were up 11.2% on last year, in what was the first full week of Clearance. The department store group’s director of merchandising operations Jon Williams said: “Home sales were up 1.7%. Gifts, Cook and Dine continued to …

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Mary Portas reveals ‘What Britain Bought in 2018’

Mary Portas looked back at some of last year’s biggest shopping hits and surprises in the Channel 4 documentary ‘What Britain Bought in 2018’, which aired on January 2. In the show, the retail consultant presented a study of the stand-out products and trends over the last 12 months. Veganism …

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Gift, Cook and Dine weekly sales up 25% at John Lewis

Total sales for John Lewis & Partners for last week (to Saturday December 29) were up 4.5% on last year, with ‘very strong sales’ on Christmas Eve and ‘a confident start’ to Clearance sales, both online and in shops. The department store group’s Head of Shop Trade for Scotland & …

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Biggest sales week in John Lewis history

Total sales for John Lewis & Partners last week (to Saturday November 24) were up 7.7% on the same week as last year, making it the biggest sales week in the department store group’s history. Alison Smith, head of shop trade for the south and west, said: “Sales were driven …

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John Lewis trials free delivery service in Eire

Residents of the Republic of Ireland can now shop John Lewis & Partners’ international range and receive free standard delivery, instead of the usual £7.50 delivery charge. There is no minimum spend to qualify for free delivery and products will arrive within two to three working days. To ensure customers …

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Piano sales up at John Lewis following Christmas ad campaign

Total sales for John Lewis & Partners were down 6.8% last week (to Saturday November 17) on the same week last year. The department store group’s digital director Sienne Veit said: “It was a week of two halves. Early in the week sales continued to be impacted by the mild …

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John Lewis & Partners launches 2018 Christmas advertising campaign

John Lewis & Partners launched its 2018 Christmas advertising campaign, entitled The Boy & The Piano, today (Thursday 15 November) at 8am. The ad tells how one gift inspired and influenced the course of a little boy’s life. That little boy just happens to be English singer, pianist, and composer …

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