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John Lewis for Business relaunches into reward & recognition sector

Thursday 23 April 2015


  • Retailer places renewed focus on B2B arm of the business
  • Services include supplying  gift cards and gifts to trade customers
  • More information available at

The business to business arm of John Lewis has re-branded as part of a renewed focus on its B2B operations.

John Lewis for Business provides staff incentives and business gifts such as hampers and gift food, gadgets and glassware, or enables the recipient to make their own choice with a John Lewis Gift Card, valid in both John Lewis and Waitrose shops. John Lewis for Business offers its customers trade discount on purchases.

In addition John Lewis for Business provides electricals and technology in bulk, and also offers a large selection of interior products from across the John Lewis retail product selection.

Katie Papakonstantinou, Head of John Lewis for Business, said: 'We are thrilled to re-launch our bespoke business service, and to be able to offer trade customers the same quality, value and customer service that John Lewis is known for.  Our dedicated account managers are happy to work to tight deadlines and budgets, giving you the most effortless and efficient experience possible.'

To find out more about John Lewis for Business services, visit ( or call 03456 037 979 to speak to a dedicated account manager.

Notes to editors

The John Lewis Partnership - The John Lewis Partnership operates 43 John Lewis shops across the UK (31 department stores, 10 John Lewis at home and shops at St Pancras International and Heathrow Terminal 2),, 338 Waitrose shops, and business to business contracts in the UK and abroad. The business has annual gross sales of over £10bn. It is the UK's largest example of worker co-ownership where all 93,800 staff are Partners in the business.

John Lewis - John Lewis, 'Multichannel Retailer of the Year 2014'¹ , 'Best Overall Retailer'² and 'Best Retailer 2014'³, typically stocks more than 350,000 separate lines in its department stores across fashion, home and technology. stocks over 280,000 products, and is consistently ranked one of the top online shopping destinations in the UK. John Lewis Insurance offers a range of comprehensive insurance products - home, car, wedding and event, travel and pet insurance and life cover - delivering the values of expertise, trust and customer service expected from the John Lewis brand.

¹ Oracle Retail Week Awards 2014
² Verdict Consumer Satisfaction Awards 2014
³ Which? Awards 2014.

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For further information please contact:

Emma Cole
Communications Officer, John Lewis
Telephone: 0207 789 3829