Who we are

The John Lewis Partnership is the UK’s largest employee owned business and parent company of our two cherished retail brands - John Lewis & Partners and Waitrose & Partners, which are owned in Trust by over 80,000 Partners.


We have 50 John Lewis & Partners shops plus one outlet and 337 Waitrose & Partners shops across the UK, along with johnlewis.com and waitrose.com. We also have two international sourcing offices, a soft furnishings factory, various distribution centres, three Waitrose & Partners cookery schools, a content production hub, heritage centre and our own Waitrose & Partners farm

Find out more about us by watching our film, "A Better Way of Doing Business".  


Our history

Over 100 years ago our Founder began an experiment into a better way of doing business


heritage centre

We’re so proud of the Partnership’s history that in 2013 we opened our own archive


Our future

The Partnership’s strategy is designed to develop and strengthen our business



As a Partnership born out of experimentation, innovation continues to remain at the heart of our business today