John Lewis appoints Julie Blake as Branch Manager for its first ever shop in Oxford

London, 2017-Mar-23 — /EPR Retail News/ — John Lewis has taken the next step toward opening its first ever shop in Oxford today ( 16 March 2017) by announcing the appointment of long-standing Partner Julie Blake as Branch Manager. Julie will be responsible for the overall success of the 120,000 sq ft shop, which represents […]

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John Lewis collaborates with L.A. based designer Calvin Rucker to launch its first in-house denim lifestyle brand for women – AND/OR

London, 2017-Mar-17 — /EPR Retail News/ — In a move designed to accelerate its growing own brand fashion sales John Lewis has announced that on 22 March it will launch its first in-house denim lifestyle brand for women – AND/OR.  The new brand, which has been created in collaboration with L.A. based denim experts Calvin […]

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John Lewis to strengthen its omni-channel customer experience with £4million investment

London, 2017-Mar-07 — /EPR Retail News/ — John Lewis has today (6 March 2017) announced plans to invest £4 million in a new customer service initiative in 20 of its shops to strengthen its omni-channel customer experience. The investment will see 8,000 Partners who work on the shop floor, receive an iPhone loaded with a […]

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John Lewis announceS proposals to create more rewarding roles for Partners

London, 2017-Feb-25 — /EPR Retail News/ — John Lewis has today (23 February 2017) announced to some Partners details of proposed changes to ways of working, which will improve the customer experience, resulting in a more efficient way of operating, and ultimately create more rewarding roles for Partners. The proposals come as the John Lewis […]

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John Lewis announces changes to its management board

London, 2017-Jan-23 — /EPR Retail News/ — John Lewis today (19 January 2017) announces a number of changes to its management board which will take effect from 1 February 2017.  The new more streamlined structure will further strengthen our ability to deliver the best possible customer experience however our customers choose to shop with us.  […]

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John Lewis announces the appointment of Becky Brock to the role of Director, Marketing

London, 2017-Jan-10 — /EPR Retail News/ — John Lewis today (5 January 2017) announces the appointment of Becky Brock to the role of Director, Marketing, reporting to Craig Inglis. Becky will take up the position on 20 March 2017 joining from Snow & Rock Group where she was Marketing Director. Becky will be responsible for […]

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John Lewis’ Black Friday 2016 on course to be one of its busiest shopping periods

London, 2016-Nov-26 — /EPR Retail News/ — Early indicators suggest that Black Friday 2016 is on course to be one of John Lewis’ busiest shopping periods. Our busiest period so far has been between 8am and 8.30am as people shopped on their way into work, and we’re taking five orders every second on johnlewis.com. Sales […]

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John Lewis opens new Leeds store at Hammerson’s Victoria Gate Development

London, 2016-Oct-23 — /EPR Retail News/ — John Lewis opened its doors to Leeds customers today (20 October 2016), as the anchor to Hammerson’s £150m Victoria Gate Development. Representing a £37m investment in Leeds, the 255,000 sq ft regional flagship shop has created 550 jobs locally, and is one of the largest John Lewis shops […]

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John Lewis opens its first ever branch in Essex, John Lewis Chelmsford

London, 2016-Oct-03 — /EPR Retail News/ — At 9.3 0 am this morning John Lewis Chelmsford opened its doors to customers, marking the opening of the retailer’s first ever branch in Essex. Part of Chelmsford’s new £150m Bond Street development, John Lewis Chelmsford includes 90,000 sq ft of selling space over three floors, stocking over […]

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John Lewis to launch new ‘John Lewis Finance’ brand that will cover its growing range of financial services products

London, 2016-Sep-30 — /EPR Retail News/ — John Lewis has signalled its commitment to financial services provision by announcing its intention to launch a new ‘John Lewis Finance’ brand. The newly-formed umbrella brand will encompass John Lewis’ growing range of financial services products – which includes insurance, foreign currency, international payments, the John Lewis & […]

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Catch Every Kid initiative launches to promote childhood immunizations throughout Washington state

SEATTLE, 2016-Sep-09 — /EPR Retail News/ — Today (Sep. 8th, 2016) kicks off Catch Every Kid, Group Health Foundation’s effort to promote childhood immunizations throughout Washington state. The campaign is asking parents to vaccinate their children, encourage discussions with friends and neighbors about the importance of vaccinating children, and to donate to the Foundation so more […]

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John Lewis to hire over 3,500 temporary Partners ahead of the busiest shopping period of the year

London, 2016-Aug-26 — /EPR Retail News/ — John Lewis is searching for over 3,500 temporary Partners (staff) to fill roles across the retail and distribution arms of its business, ahead of the busiest shopping period of the year. The retailer is recruiting new Partners to assist customers in preparing for the festive season, with positions available […]

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John Lewis announces £9m investment for its beauty halls across several branches

London, 2016-Aug-25 — /EPR Retail News/ — John Lewis has announced a £9M investment package for its beauty halls across several branches. This will include exciting new brands as part of its ambitions to supercharge its beauty business. The retailer’s shops in Cambridge, Cribbs Causeway and Bluewater will be refurbished with each shop increasing the footprint of […]

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John Lewis reveals services and brands that will be available in its new Chelmsford shop

London, 2016-Aug-18 — /EPR Retail News/ — John Lewis has today revealed the services and brands that will be available in its new Chelmsford shop, with fashion and beauty taking the lead. Opening on the 29 September, John Lewis Chelmsford is the anchor shop at the brand new Bond Street development. In addition to over 65,000 […]

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John Lewis launches new initiative ‘Locally Made’ to enhance its support of local UK suppliers and manufacturers

London, 2016-Aug-16 — /EPR Retail News/ — John Lewis has today ( 14 August 2016) announced ‘Locally Made’, a new initiative to enhance its support of local UK suppliers and manufacturers. The project will see the retailer bring together locally designed and made products from across the country in a dedicated area in its shops. The project […]

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John Lewis to serve people of Leeds as Victoria Gate opens its doors to public on 20 October, 2016

London, 2016-Aug-06 — /EPR Retail News/ — Hammerson confirms that Victoria Gate, its £165 million development in Leeds, and the anchor tenant John Lewis will open its doors to the public for the first time on Thursday 20 October, 2016. Set to transform the city’s aspirational retail, dining and leisure offer, Victoria Gate will become part […]

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John Lewis to open shop-in-shops within six branches of Myer in Australia

LONDON, 2016-Jul-19 — /EPR Retail News/ — John Lewis has today announced it will have a physical presence in Australia for the first time by opening shop-in-shops within six branches of leading Australian department store Myer. The first shop-in-shop will open before Christmas 2016 in Myer’s newly refurbished Warringah store in the outskirts of Sydney. This […]

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John Lewis to open its shop in Chelmsford on Thursday 29 September

LONDON, 2016-Jul-19 — /EPR Retail News/ — John Lewis today announces its shop in Chelmsford, alongside the wider Bond Street development, will open its doors to customers for the first time at 9.30 am on Thursday 29 September. John Lewis Chelmsford’s 90,000 sq ft shop represents an £18m investment in Chelmsford by the retailer. As well […]

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John Lewis to open its Chelmsford shop on Thursday 29 September

London, 2016-Jul-16 — /EPR Retail News/ — John Lewis today announces its shop in Chelmsford, alongside the wider Bond Street development, will open its doors to customers for the first time at 9.30 am on Thursday 29 September. John Lewis Chelmsford’s 90,000 sq ft shop represents an £18 M investment in Chelmsford by the retailer. As […]

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John Lewis plans to grow its own brand Home business to £1bn of annual revenue by 2020

London, 2016-Jul-10 — /EPR Retail News/ — John Lewis has announced its ambition to grow its own brand Home business to £1bn of annual revenue by 2020. In addition to this, the retailer plans to continue to expand its exclusive relationships with external brands. The department store, famous for its home collections, plans to build on its […]

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Ireland’s largest department store Arnotts to introduce John Lewis own brand Home products to its store this Autumn

LONDON,, 2016-Jun-27 — /EPR Retail News/ — Arnotts, Ireland’s largest department store, has concluded an exclusive agreement to introduce John Lewis own brand Home products to its store this Autumn. This will be the first time that John Lewis own brand Home products will be available in Ireland, launching in store on Thursday 6 October 2016. […]

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John Lewis opens UK’s largest smart home technology experience at its Oxford Street store

New 1,000 square foot space is largest fixed retail offering dedicated to smart home technology in the UK 18 times more people are searching for smart home products on www.johnlewis.com, compared to the same time the previous year (Dec 2014 – Dec 2015) Sales of smart home products as a category at John Lewis have […]

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John Lewis to open new Tech Hub in Birmingham

The retailer is set to invest in Tech Hub outside London, creating highly-skilled digital jobs  LONDON, 2016-Mar-25 — /EPR Retail News/ — John Lewis has today announced it is setting up a new IT and digital operation in Birmingham, the first of its kind for the retailer. The new Tech Hub, set to open this September […]

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John Lewis announces the appointment of James Prince as branch head at its department store in Leeds

LONDON, 2016-Jan-16 — /EPR Retail News/ — John Lewis has today announced that James Prince will become head of branch at its department store in Leeds, set to open autumn 2016. John Lewis will invest £37 million in the 255,000 sq ft department store, which will be one of the largest outside London. James will lead […]

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John Lewis to open shop-in-shops within 7 branches of Netherlands’ leading department store de Bijenkorf

Retailer to open seven shop-in-shops with The Netherlands’ leading department store LONDON, 2015-11-17 — /EPR Retail News/ — In a first for the retailer, John Lewis has announced it will have a physical presence in Europe by opening shop-in-shops within seven branches of The Netherlands’ leading department store, de Bijenkorf. The first three shop-in-shop departments […]

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John Lewis launches its 2015 Christmas advertising campaign – Man on The Moon

John Lewis Christmas 2015 advertising campaign, titled Man On The Moon, encourages us to show someone they’re loved this Christmas The retailer has teamed up with Age UK in an effort to help raise awareness of the million older people who go a month without speaking to a friend, neighbour or member of family Advert […]

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John Lewis Retail Report: Britons are taking control of the omnichannel shopping environment

John Lewis Retail Report reveals the new age of the ultra-flexible, ultra-confident shopper LONDON, 2015-10-19 — /EPR Retail News/ — The third annual John Lewis Retail Report which launched today, confirms a new age of shopping which the confident, flexible ‘Master Shopper’ controls. The report identifies that Britons are taking control of the omnichannel shopping […]

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Leeds City Council, John Lewis and Hammerson sign Employment and Skills Charter

LONDON, 2015-10-9 — /EPR Retail News/ — Leeds City Council, John Lewis and Hammerson have signed an Employment and Skills Charter, marking their commitment to support Leeds residents to access more than 1,000 new employment opportunities as part of the £165 million Victoria Gate development. The Charter sets out how the organisations will work collaboratively […]

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John Lewis to open new department store in Cheltenham in 2017

LONDON, 2015-10-9 — /EPR Retail News/ — John Lewis has today announced plans to open a new department store in Cheltenham in 2017. With a combined investment of over £30m from John Lewis, BlackRock and Cheltenham Borough Council, the proposal will see the Beechwood shopping centre in Cheltenham transformed into a John Lewis department store. […]

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