John Lewis to trial new ‘concierge style’ shopping experience at its new service-led shop in Oxford

LONDON, 2017-Oct-24 — /EPR Retail News/ — Today (20 October 2017), John Lewis has revealed details of a new ‘concierge style’ shopping experience which the retailer will trial at its new service-led shop in Oxford which opens its doors next Tuesday. The initiative forms part of John Lewis’s plans to reinvent the department store. The […]

John Lewis releases fifth anniversary edition of the John Lewis Retail Report

London, 2017-Oct-17 — /EPR Retail News/ — In the fifth anniversary edition of the John Lewis Retail Report*, we take a look back at the year breakfast was reinvented, Millennial Pink found its way into wardrobes and homes, voice activation went mainstream and superfoods moved from our plates into our beauty products. As well as […]

John Lewis expands new home improvement and maintenance service trial across Bath, Bristol, Cardiff, Cheltenham, Gloucester and Taunton

LONDON, 2017-Sep-06 — /EPR Retail News/ — John Lewis will expand a trial of a brand new home improvement and maintenance service across Bath, Bristol, Cardiff, Cheltenham, Gloucester and Taunton from 12 September.  The initiative, called ‘Home Solutions from John Lewis’, which has already been trialled in Milton Keynes, enables customers to book plumbers, electricians, […]

New CareClinic by Kaiser Permanente at Bartell Drugs opens in Redmond

SEATTLE, 2017-Aug-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — A new CareClinic by Kaiser Permanente at Bartell Drugs has opened in Redmond, offering more communities access to high-quality, convenient health care. For treatment of minor illness and injury, CareClinic at the Redmond Town Center Bartell Drugs is a new way for people to receive the treatment they […]

John Lewis seeks Partners (staff) to fill 300 positions for its new Oxford shop

London, 2017-Jun-26 — /EPR Retail News/ — John Lewis will be welcoming applications for around 300 new jobs, created by its new Oxford shop in the Westgate development, from 23 June. The retailer is looking for Partners (staff) to fill full-time and part-time positions within the shop, from sales and services assistants, to visual merchandisers […]

CareClinic by Kaiser Permanente at Bartell Drugs now open at Gig Harbor, WA

High-quality and convenient health care services now available seven days a week at 13 CareClinics across Western Washington SEATTLE, 2017-Jun-19 — /EPR Retail News/ — CareClinic by Kaiser Permanente at Bartell Drugs opened today at 5500 Olympic Drive, providing Gig Harbor and Key Peninsula residents with access to high-quality, convenient health care to get them […]

CareClinic by Kaiser Permanente at Bartell Drugs opens new location in Washington

High-quality and convenient health care services now available seven days a week at 12 CareClinics across Washington SEATTLE, 2017-Apr-18 — /EPR Retail News/ — CareClinic by Kaiser Permanente at Bartell Drugs opened today (April 17, 2017) at 11020 19th Avenue SE, providing Everett and Snohomish County residents with access to high-quality, convenient health care to get […]

John Lewis Edinburgh shop gets £24 million investment and refurbishment

Retailer reveals plans for new look shop in Scotland’s capital London, 2017-Apr-08 — /EPR Retail News/ — John Lewis has today ( 7 April 2017) announced details of a £24 million investment and refurbishment of its 160,000 sq ft Edinburgh shop.  The investment is funding improvements throughout the shop including a new, additional shopping floor, […]

Waitrose joins John Lewis Partnership’s global start-up accelerator programme

JLAB fast-tracks growth of start-ups in the retail space Start-ups to be embedded in John Lewis and Waitrose across 12 week programme Finalists will have access to a microfund of up to £200,000 Applications open 28 Mar, enter for free at www.jlab.co.uk London, 2017-Mar-30 — /EPR Retail News/ — The John Lewis Partnership has opened […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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.  […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 & […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]