How we've been differentiating and changing

2018 February

Waitrose & Partners Foundation expands out of Africa for the first time to Costa Rica

March

The 50th John Lewis & Partners shop opens in Westfield White City and our internal Partner magazine, the Gazette, celebrates 100 years

April

Waitrose & Partners announces the removal of disposable tea and coffee cups and plastic straws

May

Voting for new Partners Councillors and Elected Board Directors for the three-year terms begins

June

Next phase of our business strategy announced and the sale of five Waitrose & Partners shops

July

John Lewis & Partners announces largest own-brand Womenswear collection

August

Waitrose & Partners Food Innovation Studio opens

September

John Lewis and Waitrose rebrand by adding & Partners to their names, a combined customer loyalty card for myWaitrose and my John Lewis members trials and Waitrose & Partners launches new customer smartphone shopping app

October

Partnership values for Partners updated and John Lewis & Partners opens 51st shop in Cheltenham

November

Succession plans for Chairman Sir Charlie Mayfield announced and redesigned and moderned Gazette magazine launched

December

Trial begins to test crop field robots at the Waitrose & Partners Leckford farm and proposal to strengthen and reinvigorate our governance structure announced

2019 January

Closure of Knight & Lee & Partners, Southsea, announced, shutting in July 2019