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26 December 2013
Boxing Day barometer
John Lewis has seen its prediction that this year will be the UK's first 'mobile Christmas' come true. On Christmas Day, traffic from mobile phones and tablets made up three quarters of total traffic, overtaking that from desktops by a considerable margin.
22 December 2013
This week saw a record week for John Lewis, with sales hitting £164.4m, breaking the £160m barrier for the first time ever and delivering a 4.2 per cent increase on last year and a 31.8 per cent two-year increase.
19 December 2013
Nation urged to help people who may be lonely this Christmas
New Waitrose poll shows the average person will see or speak to 10 people this Christmas day.
19 December 2013
John Lewis sets its sights on Horsham for a new at home shop
John Lewis today announced plans to open a 45,000 sq ft at home in Horsham as early as autumn 2015.
18 December 2013
Christmas shoppers search out the 'wow factor'
As we enter the last full week of Christmas trade, the latest results from Waitrose show festive preparations starting to build in earnest.
16 December 2013
John Lewis trial the latest shopping technology
John Lewis will trial three new exciting technological developments in its department stores over the festive period.
15 December 2013
This week saw sales of £149.9m, up 1.4 per cent on last year and 12.6 per cent on two years ago.
12 December 2013
Waitrose What We Ate in 2013 report
Waitrose has launched its What We Ate in 2013 report today.
09 December 2013
Shoppers make their houses sparkle in time for Christmas entertaining
Total sales at Waitrose (excluding fuel) were up year on year by 0.8 per cent last week.
08 December 2013
Following hot on the heels of last week's record-breaking Black Friday, this week delivered another record week for johnlewis.com.
04 December 2013
Heston's hidden tickets promise an experience that money can't buy
His culinary creations have been in such hot demand - that a hidden orange Christmas pudding prompted a bidding war on eBay.
03 December 2013
Beef firmly on the festive menu as Christmas sales gather momentum
With the festive season now upon us, preparations are well underway, with sales (excluding petrol) last week up by 4.9 per cent on last year. Waitrose.com also performed well with online sales up by 34 per cent.
02 December 2013
John Lewis launches food outlet collaborations
John Lewis has announced it will be opening two new food concessions as part of a move to significantly develop its food offer and create inspiration for customers visiting its shops.
01 December 2013
This week's 'Black Friday' event conclusively signalled the official start of Christmas trading.
28 November 2013
Waitrose helps to provide Christmas lunch for 40,000 people
Waitrose has been inundated with requests to help provide Christmas lunch for elderly, homeless and vulnerable people in their local community.
25 November 2013
Frozen aisle is the hot destination as festive desserts take centre stage
As the mercury fell to more wintery levels last week, shoppers at Waitrose embraced the chilly weather to stock up on frozen delights in good time for Christmas.
24 November 2013
For the second week running we achieved sales in excess of £100m, seeing total sales for the week of £111.9m, with shoppers across the country really starting to gear up for Christmas.
20 November 2013
John Lewis today announced plans to give one aspiring music artist a Christmas they will never forget.
17 November 2013
We achieved sales in excess of £100m last week for the first time this year, the earliest week we have ever delivered this, thanks in part to the onset of some colder weather.
15 November 2013
Waitrose motors into six new Welcome Break sites
Within the next four months, Waitrose will be opening six new branches at Welcome Break sites across the UK as the supermarket accelerates its expansion plans with the motorway services operator.
12 November 2013
John Lewis to join the line up at Westfield London
Westfield and John Lewis today announced that John Lewis will open a four-level department store at the UK's number one shopping centre, Westfield London.
10 November 2013
This week has seen a solid performance of £91.0m, 7.1 per cent up on last year.
07 November 2013
John Lewis at home Ashford now open
New multi-million pound shop is John Lewis' tenth at home shop.
31 October 2013
John Lewis launches first-ever annual retail report How We Shop, Live and Look
Department store mines a year's worth of sales data and customer insight to reveal the nation's buying habits.
20 October 2013
John Lewis predicts UK's first ever 'mobile Christmas'
John Lewis predicts that this year will be the UK's first 'mobile Christmas' with traffic from mobile phones and tablets overtaking that from desktops for the first time on Christmas Day itself.
17 October 2013
John Lewis Partnership plc Director Change
The Constitution of the John Lewis Partnership provides that its democratically elected Partnership Council elects five Partners to the Partnership Board of the Company, known as Elected Directors.
11 October 2013
John Lewis launches membership programme, my John Lewis
John Lewis today announces the launch of its new membership reward programme.
08 October 2013
Waitrose launches drive to tackle isolation at Christmas
Waitrose is today launching a major new initiative to help support elderly, homeless and vulnerable people this Christmas.
24 September 2013
Waitrose to more than double online capacity in the capital
Waitrose will more than double the number of online delivery slots available to shoppers in the capital when it opens a second e-commerce grocery depot in Coulsdon, South London.
23 September 2013
Waitrose expands European presence with new deal
This week, Waitrose will expand its global reach by selling its food and drink in Switzerland through a deal with upmarket department store chain, Manor.
20 September 2013
Winners of 'Waitrose Way Awards' announced
Last night, Waitrose has announced the winners of its of 'Waitrose Way Awards', to celebrate suppliers' outstanding initiatives to enhance the sustainability of their businesses and, ultimately, the food that ends up on consumers' plates.
12 September 2013
John Lewis Partnership plc Interim results for the half year ended 27 July 2013
Unaudited condensed Interim Financial Statements for the half year ended 27 July 2013 - Strong first-half trading performance.
05 September 2013
John Lewis launches practical skills programme
As pupils head back to school, John Lewis has launched Bringing Skills to Life, a new practical skills programme for primary school-aged children.
03 September 2013
Simon Rogan's Cumbrian restaurant L'Enclume reaches top spot as the Waitrose Good Food Guide announces best restaurants in the UK
Chef Simon Rogan's Cumbrian restaurant, L'Enclume, has achieved the top spot in Waitrose Good Food Guide 2014.
27 August 2013
Waitrose helps young unemployed get into work
Waitrose is helping to tackle youth unemployment by taking part in a scheme to help young offenders get into work and by backing the Feeding Britain's Future - Skills for Work Month.
22 August 2013
Holiday pay repayments
Following a recent review of the Partnership's holiday pay policy it became clear that Partners who receive certain additions to pay, such as premiums for working on Sunday or bank holidays, have not been paid correctly under the Working Time Regulations legislation.
16 August 2013
John Lewis launches first ever TV ad for its insurance business
John Lewis Insurance has launched its first-ever TV advertising campaign to promote its home insurance products.
05 August 2013
Waitrose to be new publisher of The Good Food Guide
Waitrose has today become the new publisher of Britain's best-selling restaurant guide, The Good Food Guide.
26 July 2013
John Lewis Partnership appoints Mark Price as Deputy Chairman alongside role as MD, Waitrose
The John Lewis Partnership announces today that Mark Price will become Deputy Chairman, succeeding David Barclay on conclusion of his final term in office as a non-executive director.
22 July 2013
John Lewis announces two-year UK manufacturing target
John Lewis today outlined its support for UK manufacturing by setting a two-year 15 per cent growth target for all sales of goods in its shops that are made in the UK.
22 July 2013
HRH The Prince of Wales visits Duchy Originals beef producer
His Royal Highness, The Prince of Wales, will today meet with farmers and staff at the producer of Duchy Originals from Waitrose beef, at Dovecote Park in North Yorkshire.
17 July 2013
Heston features in new Waitrose ice cream ad campaign
Heston Blumenthal will feature in a new Waitrose TV advert which airs for the first time tonight (17 July), to promote his unique Heston from Waitrose ice cream and the launch of a two-week half price offer on all Waitrose ice cream tubs.
17 July 2013
Waitrose celebrates fifth anniversary of Community Matters initiative and calls for local charities and good causes to get in touch
Waitrose this weekend (21 July) celebrates the fifth anniversary of its community giving 'green tokens' scheme.
12 July 2013
Waitrose to launch fully-automated click and collect lockers in UK grocery first
Waitrose is to launch fully-automated temperature-controlled collection lockers as part of the supermarket's expanding grocery click and collect offer.
08 July 2013
Time to celebrate
As the feelgood factor scaled new heights over the weekend, according to Waitrose so did sales of treats.
02 July 2013
John Lewis appoints Paula Nickolds as Buying and Brand Director as Peter Ruis moves to run Jigsaw
John Lewis has appointed Paula Nickolds as buying & brand director.
02 July 2013
John Lewis to open at Heathrow's Terminal 2
John Lewis today announced its ambition to bring the brand to a new set of international customers by confirming plans to open at Heathrow's Terminal 2 on 4 June 2014.
21 June 2013
John Lewis announces branch manager for York
John Lewis today announced that Robert Garnish will become branch manager of its York department store, set to open in spring 2014.
20 June 2013
Smartphone app to help protect our bees
'Citizen Science' project will collect vital data to support endangered species.
20 June 2013
First ever 'little Waitrose at John Lewis' opens
The 'little Waitrose at John Lewis Watford' opened its doors to customers for the first time today.
13 June 2013
John Lewis doubles number of Kuoni concessions
Travel company Kuoni has announced it is to open four new concessions in John Lewis shops, at the department store's sites in Brent Cross, Aberdeen, Welwyn and Leicester.
03 June 2013
John Lewis pledges to increase community volunteering by 70 per cent
John Lewis is celebrating Volunteers' Week, which takes place from 1-7 June, with the announcement that it will allocate more than 33,000 working hours annually to allow John Lewis Partners to invest more time volunteering.
15 May 2013
John Lewis signs Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh
John Lewis has today announced that it has signed the multi-stakeholder Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh, coordinated by the UN's International Labour Organisation (ILO).
15 May 2013
John Lewis announces plans to open in Oxford
John Lewis today signed an agreement with the Westgate Oxford Alliance Partnership, a joint venture between Land Securities Group PLC and the Crown Estate, to deliver a new department store in Oxford.
09 May 2013
John Lewis announces head of branch for Birmingham flagship
John Lewis today announced that Kim Lowe will become head of branch of its new Birmingham regional flagship department store, set to open next year in the UK's second largest city.
05 May 2013
University of John Lewis plans announced
John Lewis has today announced plans to further develop its internal vocational qualifications programme through the 'University of John Lewis', a range of work-based qualifications designed to offer all Partners (staff) the chance to gain externally recognised qualifications and progress in their career.
21 April 2013
John Lewis annual web sales pass £1bn mark as it launches new web platform
Online sales at John Lewis have passed the £1bn mark on a rolling 52 week basis, alongside a successful launch of a new multi-million pound web platform.
15 April 2013
Work begins on John Lewis at home in Ashford
John Lewis today confirmed that work will begin next week to build the new £7 million John Lewis at home in Ashford.
12 March 2013
John Lewis announces 'little Waitrose at John Lewis' trial
John Lewis today announced a £2million investment to trial a new food concept at its Watford department store, offering customers the opportunity to top-up on Waitrose products whilst shopping in-store.
07 March 2013
John Lewis Partnership plc Results for the year ended 26 January 2013
Unaudited results for the year to 26 January 2013 - Long term investment drives strong performance.
27 February 2013
John Lewis to open new distribution centre in Milton Keynes
John Lewis has announced that it will open a second Distribution Centre (DC) at Gazeley's Magna Park in Milton Keynes, to fulfil orders both from the retailer's online business and to its 39 shops around the UK.
27 February 2013
John Lewis announces first details of 2013's multi-million pound refurbishment programme
John Lewis has today announced an investment of £32million to fund an extensive refurbishment programme in four shops this year, including its flagship department store on London's Oxford Street.
22 February 2013
John Lewis to offer free returns and collections through convenience stores
John Lewis has announced that it will give its customers the choice to return online purchases of clothes, shoes and fashion accessories for free via a network of over 5,000 local convenience stores, newsagents and petrol stations.
25 January 2013
John Lewis appoints Mark Lewis as Online Director
John Lewis department stores has appointed Mark Lewis as Online Director. He will join the John Lewis Management Board (JLMB), reporting to Managing Director Andy Street.
21 January 2013
Jobs and Skills Charter for Grand Central Birmingham
Birmingham City Council, John Lewis and Network Rail have signed a Jobs and Skills Charter today which will help local people access more than 1,000 new jobs created by the development of the new Grand Central Birmingham shopping centre and Birmingham New Street station.
08 January 2013
Peter Cross to join John Lewis as Director, Communications
John Lewis announces today the appointment of Peter Cross as its Director, Communications. Peter joins John Lewis from leading strategic retail consultancy Portas (formerly Yellowdoor) where he was Managing Partner.
02 January 2013
John Lewis Christmas trading statement - five weeks to 29 December 2012
John Lewis today publishes its trading update for the five weeks to 29 December 2012. Total sales were £684.8m, 14.8 per cent up compared with last year. Like-for-like sales were up 13.0 per cent.