John Lewis Partnership announces provision of £36m to cover potential costs of complying with National Minimum Wage Regulations

London, 2017-May-11 — /EPR Retail News/ — In its Annual Report and Accounts published today (9 May 2017), the John Lewis Partnership announces it has made a provision of £36m to cover the potential costs of complying with the National Minimum Wage (NMW) Regulations. While the Partnership’s contractual hourly rates of pay have never been […]

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John Lewis Partnership announces Christmas trading and outlook

London, 2017-Jan-14 — /EPR Retail News/ — Highlights include: Total sales at the John Lewis Partnership were up 4.9% versus last year1  to £1,913.0m John Lewis and Waitrose traded well, with both brands gaining market share2 Waitrose gross sales (excluding fuel) were £914.9m, up 4.8%1 versus last year and up 2.8%1 on a like-for-like basis […]

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The John Lewis Partnership announces the appointment of Paula Nickolds as Managing Director

London, 2016-Oct-27 — /EPR Retail News/ — The John Lewis Partnership announces today ( 25 October 2016) that Paula Nickolds will be appointed Managing Director, John Lewis. Paula joined the Partnership in 1994 as a graduate trainee in John Lewis Oxford Street. She held a number of senior roles before joining the John Lewis management […]

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The John Lewis Partnership announces that Andy Street to step down as Managing Director

London, 2016-Oct-03 — /EPR Retail News/ — The John Lewis Partnership today (30 September 2016) announces that Andy Street will step down as Managing Director, John Lewis on 28 October. After a 31 year career with the Partnership, including nine years as Managing Director, John Lewis, it was confirmed last night that Andy has been […]

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British retail industry employs 100,000 people in roles that didn’t even exist five years ago – BRC

LONDON, 2016-Sep-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — British retail today employs 100,000 people in roles that didn’t even exist five years ago, figures compiled by the British Retail Consortium (BRC) reveal today (September 21, 2016). While overall numbers of employees in retail are expected to fall over the coming few years, innovative ways of working will […]

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John Lewis Partnership plc releases Interim Financial Statements for half year ended 30 July 2016

London, 2016-Sep-18 — /EPR Retail News/ — Unaudited condensed Interim Financial Statements for the half year ended 30 July 2016 Strict Stock Exchange Embargo, 7.00am. Taking charge of our future Financial Summary Waitrose John Lewis Partnership £m YoY Change £m YoY Change £m YoY Change Gross sales(1) 3,250.6 2.2% 2,023.7 4.5% 5,274.3 3.1% LFL sales(2) (1.0)% 3.1% […]

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John Lewis Partnership announces the appointment of Keith Williams as non-executive Deputy Chairman

LONDON, 2016-Mar-23 — /EPR Retail News/ — The John Lewis Partnership announces the appointment of Keith Williams as non-executive Deputy Chairman, succeeding Mark Price who leaves the Partnership on 4 April 2016, as announced in October 2015. Keith Williams will be taking up his new role from 4 April 2016. Keith joined the Partnership Board as […]

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Sir Charlie Mayfield, Chairman of the John Lewis Partnership: Strong Christmas trading period for the Partnership

Total sales at the John Lewis Partnership in the six weeks to Saturday 2 January were up 4.1% from the same period last year to £1,811.1m Waitrose gross sales (excluding fuel) were £859.8m, up 1.2% compared with last year and down 1.4% on a like-for-like basis John Lewis gross sales were £951.3m, up 6.9% compared […]

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Mark Price to step down as Managing Director of Waitrose and Deputy Chairman and to leave the Partnership on 3 April 2016

Rob Collins appointed new Managing Director of Waitrose LONDON, 2015-10-21 — /EPR Retail News/ — The John Lewis Partnership announces today that, after a 33 year career, Mark Price has set out his intention to step down as Managing Director of Waitrose and Deputy Chairman and to leave the Partnership on 3 April 2016.  Mark […]

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John Lewis Partnership plc 1H-2015 Interim results: Solid first half for the Partnership in a difficult market

LONDON, 2015-9-11 — /EPR Retail News/ — Unaudited condensed Interim Financial Statements for the half year ended 1 August 2015 Solid first half for the Partnership in a difficult market Financial Summary Waitrose John Lewis Partnership £m YoY Change £m YoY Change £m YoY Change Gross sales 3,180.8 1.1% 1,935.8 3.8% 5,116.6 2.1% LFL sales(1) […]

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John Lewis Partnership hosts the inaugural Inspire EO conference

LONDON, 2015-2-5 — /EPR Retail News/ — John Lewis Partnership today hosts the inaugural Inspire EO conference, aimed at providing an insight into the benefits of giving private and public sector employees a stake in their business. Employee ownership has been shown to produce fast employment and sales growth; lead to higher productivity and profitability; […]

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Loraine Woodhouse to join the Board of John Lewis Partnership plc on 1 December 2014 as Acting Group Finance Director

LONDON, 2014-11-28 — /EPR Retail News/ — The John Lewis Partnership announces that Loraine Woodhouse is to join the Board of John Lewis Partnership plc on 1 December 2014 as Acting Group Finance Director. The Partnership announced on 17 November 2014 that Helen Weir, the Partnership’s Finance Director, had tendered her resignation with a six […]

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The John Lewis Partnership appoints Keith Hubber General Counsel and Company Secretary

LONDON, 2014-10-21— /EPR Retail News/ — The John Lewis Partnership announces that Keith Hubber has been appointed General Counsel and Company Secretary with effect from 1 February 2015. Keith is an experienced Corporate Lawyer and Company Secretary. He joins us from BG group where he has spent 13 years, first as a corporate lawyer and […]

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John Lewis Partnership plc reports unaudited condensed Interim Financial Statements for the half year ended 26 July 2014

LONDON, 2014-9-12— /EPR Retail News/ — Unaudited condensed Interim Financial Statements for the half year ended 26 July 2014 Strict Stock Exchange Embargo, 7.00am Growing customer numbers drive sales in a changing market Financial Summary   Waitrose John Lewis Partnership £m Change £m Change £m Change Gross sales 3,146 4.1% 1,865 9.4% 5,011 6.0% LFL […]

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