Press releases and statements

Here you’ll find all our corporate press releases and statements, together with media contact details.

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Unaudited results for half-year ended 25 July 2020

17 September 2020

Unaudited results for half-year ended 25 July 2020

The John Lewis Partnership announces it half year results for half year ended 25 July 2020


Waitrose & Partners announces plans to close four shops

16 September 2020

Waitrose & Partners announces plans to close four shops

Waitrose has today announced plans to close four shops. They are in Caldicot, Ipswich Corn Exchange and Shrewsbury, while we have reached an agreement to sell our supermarket in Wolverhampton to Tesco.


JOHN LEWIS & PARTNERS ADDS MORE THAN 30 NEW FASHION AND BEAUTY BRANDS FOR AW20 AS IT MODERNISES OFFER

3 September 2020

JOHN LEWIS & PARTNERS ADDS MORE THAN 30 NEW FASHION AND BEAUTY BRANDS FOR AW20 AS IT MODERNISES OFFER

The selected brands have been chosen because they respond directly to the new needs of the nation as customers are opting for more casual wardrobe choices and these brands will help modernise John Lewis’s offering.


WAITROSE TEAM UP WITH DELIVEROO TO GIVE CUSTOMERS ACCESS TO WAITROSE PRODUCTS IN AS LITTLE AS 30 MINUTES

28 August 2020

WAITROSE TEAM UP WITH DELIVEROO TO GIVE CUSTOMERS ACCESS TO WAITROSE PRODUCTS IN AS LITTLE AS 30 MINUTES

The move underlines the supermarket’s ambition to use new partnerships alongside its own channels to make it more convenient for customers to buy Waitrose products.


GROCERIES GO DIGITAL: HOW THE PANDEMIC TURNED THE NATION INTO ONLINE SHOPPERS

20 August 2020

GROCERIES GO DIGITAL: HOW THE PANDEMIC TURNED THE NATION INTO ONLINE SHOPPERS

New findings in the Waitrose.com 'How Britain Shops Online report' show significant shifts in behaviour within online grocery sector.


JOHN LEWIS PARTNERS WITH FAT LLAMA TO TEST FURNITURE RENTAL SERVICE

17 August 2020

JOHN LEWIS PARTNERS WITH FAT LLAMA TO TEST FURNITURE RENTAL SERVICE

From (Monday 17 August), it will be possible to enjoy a statement sofa, or a stylish desk to work from home without committing to buying it because John Lewis is partnering with the world’s largest product rental marketplace Fat Llama to offer a furniture rental service.


JOHN LEWIS AND WAITROSE ANNOUNCE THE SALE OF MORE OWN BRAND PRODUCTS TO RAISE FUNDS FOR NHS CHARITIES TOGETHER

7 August 2020

JOHN LEWIS AND WAITROSE ANNOUNCE THE SALE OF MORE OWN BRAND PRODUCTS TO RAISE FUNDS FOR NHS CHARITIES TOGETHER

John Lewis and Waitrose have today (7 August) started selling face coverings in shops to raise funds for charities helping people through the pandemic. In September, Waitrose will also begin to sell a newly designed, charitable bag for life in its shops and online.


JOHN LEWIS OFFERS ITS PROGRESSIVE ‘BETTER JOBS PROGRAMME’ TO ALL UK SUPPLIERS TO HELP CREATE MORE REWARDING JOBS FOR THE PEOPLE WHO MAKE ITS PRODUCTS

3 August 2020

JOHN LEWIS OFFERS ITS PROGRESSIVE ‘BETTER JOBS PROGRAMME’ TO ALL UK SUPPLIERS TO HELP CREATE MORE REWARDING JOBS FOR THE PEOPLE WHO MAKE ITS PRODUCTS

Today, John Lewis & Partners has announced that, following a successful trial, it is rolling out a new progressive supplier engagement programme called ‘Better Jobs’ to all of its 120 UK manufacturing suppliers.


JOHN LEWIS PARTNERSHIP TRUST FOR PENSIONS APPOINTS NEW TRUSTEE CHAIR

31 July 2020

JOHN LEWIS PARTNERSHIP TRUST FOR PENSIONS APPOINTS NEW TRUSTEE CHAIR

The John Lewis Partnership Trust for Pensions has appointed Sarah Bates as Chair of the Trustee from 1 August 2020 and replaces Dame Jane Newell, who has stepped down after being Chair since 2013.


PROGRESS UPDATE ON OUR STRATEGIC REVIEW - SECURING OUR SUCCESS

30 July 2020

PROGRESS UPDATE ON OUR STRATEGIC REVIEW - SECURING OUR SUCCESS

Letter from Chairman, Sharon White, to our 80,000 Partners, stating the progress being made on our Strategic Review.


WAITROSE AND JOHN LEWIS PLAN SWITCH TO ELECTRIC DELIVERIES AS ONLINE BUSINESS ACCELERATES

29 July 2020

WAITROSE AND JOHN LEWIS PLAN SWITCH TO ELECTRIC DELIVERIES AS ONLINE BUSINESS ACCELERATES

Waitrose and John Lewis have announced plans to significantly increase the use of electric vans to help fulfill its ambition of ending the use of fossil fuels across its entire transport fleet by 2030.


JOHN LEWIS PARTNERSHIP APPOINTS PEOPLE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

28 July 2020

JOHN LEWIS PARTNERSHIP APPOINTS PEOPLE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

The John Lewis Partnership has today appointed Nikki Humphrey as Executive Director for People. Nikki joins from Virgin Atlantic where she is Chief People Officer and replaces Tracey Killen who has retired after a 38 year career in the Partnership.


JOHN LEWIS & PARTNERS EXTENDS CLICK & COLLECT PARTNERSHIP WITH CO-OP TO PROVIDE CUSTOMERS WITH NEARLY 900 COLLECTION LOCATIONS IN THE UK

17 July 2020

JOHN LEWIS & PARTNERS EXTENDS CLICK & COLLECT PARTNERSHIP WITH CO-OP TO PROVIDE CUSTOMERS WITH NEARLY 900 COLLECTION LOCATIONS IN THE UK

Today, 17th July, John Lewis has announced that its fast track, Click & Collect delivery and returns service will be available in over 500 Co-op food stores by the end of the summer, offering customers access to John Lewis products in more convenient locations.


JOHN LEWIS PARTNERSHIP SELECTS CAPGEMINI TO DELIVER SPECIALIST APPLICATION SERVICES FOR ITS TECHNOLOGY ESTATE

14 July 2020

JOHN LEWIS PARTNERSHIP SELECTS CAPGEMINI TO DELIVER SPECIALIST APPLICATION SERVICES FOR ITS TECHNOLOGY ESTATE

The John Lewis Partnership has today announced that Capgemini, a leading global consulting, technology services and digital transformation company, has been selected to provide specialist IT application services to support the Partnership’s technology systems and business processes.


EIGHT JOHN LEWIS SHOPS NOT TO REOPEN AS THE PARTNERSHIP PROGRESSES WITH MAJOR BUSINESS STRATEGY REVIEW

9 July 2020

EIGHT JOHN LEWIS SHOPS NOT TO REOPEN AS THE PARTNERSHIP PROGRESSES WITH MAJOR BUSINESS STRATEGY REVIEW

The John Lewis Partnership has announced it will not reopen eight John Lewis shops to secure the business’s long-term future and respond to customers' shopping needs. It will now enter into consultation with impacted Partners about its proposals.


JOHN LEWIS & PARTNERS ANNOUNCE FURTHER TEN SHOP REOPENINGS INCLUDING SHOPS IN SCOTLAND AND WALES

1 July 2020

JOHN LEWIS & PARTNERS ANNOUNCE FURTHER TEN SHOP REOPENINGS INCLUDING SHOPS IN SCOTLAND AND WALES

John Lewis has today announced plans to reopen a further ten shops, including shops in Scotland and Wales.


JOHN LEWIS PARTNERSHIP ANNOUNCES PARTNERSHIP WITH WIPRO TO SUPPORT NEW TECHNOLOGY AND CHANGE FUNCTION

30 June 2020

JOHN LEWIS PARTNERSHIP ANNOUNCES PARTNERSHIP WITH WIPRO TO SUPPORT NEW TECHNOLOGY AND CHANGE FUNCTION

The John Lewis Partnership has today announced the creation of a new partnership with Wipro Limited, a leading global information technology, consulting and business process services company, to provide infrastructure services.


WAITROSE ANNOUNCES THIRD ONLINE CENTRE TO BOOST SHOPPING SLOTS IN THE CAPITAL

29 June 2020

WAITROSE ANNOUNCES THIRD ONLINE CENTRE TO BOOST SHOPPING SLOTS IN THE CAPITAL

When new site is open Waitrose will have quadrupled London shopping slots in under a year.


John Lewis Partnership appoints John Lewis Executive Director

24 June 2020

John Lewis Partnership appoints John Lewis Executive Director

The John Lewis Partnership has today appointed Pippa Wicks as Executive Director for John Lewis. Pippa joins from the Co-op Group where she was Deputy Chief Executive and will start her new role in August.


John Lewis announce nine further store reopenings

19 June 2020

John Lewis announce nine further store reopenings

John Lewis has today (Friday 19 June) announced plans to open nine more shops on Thursday (25 June), following the successful reopening of an initial 13 shops this week.


JOHN LEWIS PARTNERSHIP STEPS UP NET ZERO CARBON COMMITMENT WITH BIOMETHANE GAS FILLING STATION

18 June 2020

JOHN LEWIS PARTNERSHIP STEPS UP NET ZERO CARBON COMMITMENT WITH BIOMETHANE GAS FILLING STATION

The John Lewis Partnership today announced that it is stepping up its commitment to reducing carbon emissions by building a dedicated biomethane gas filling station to enable its largest heavy goods vehicles to use a low-carbon alternative to diesel.


WAITROSE.COM CROSSES 150,000 ORDERS PER WEEK FOR THE FIRST TIME AND ADDS 150 NEW VANS TO ITS ONLINE FLEET

16 June 2020

WAITROSE.COM CROSSES 150,000 ORDERS PER WEEK FOR THE FIRST TIME AND ADDS 150 NEW VANS TO ITS ONLINE FLEET

Waitrose.com has processed more than 150,000 online orders in a week for the first time. The figure is more than double the amount of weekly orders at the start of this year and represents a significant milestone in its online expansion plans.


WAITROSE, JOHN LEWIS AND VITALITY TEAM UP WITH OLYMPIC HEROES TO HELP IMPROVE CUSTOMERS’ HEALTH AND WELLBEING AS LOCKDOWN EASES

3 June 2020

WAITROSE, JOHN LEWIS AND VITALITY TEAM UP WITH OLYMPIC HEROES TO HELP IMPROVE CUSTOMERS’ HEALTH AND WELLBEING AS LOCKDOWN EASES

Waitrose, John Lewis and health and life insurer Vitality is this week launching a series of free virtual workshops focused on health and wellbeing, exclusively for myWaitrose and myJohn Lewis members.


WAITROSE CASHIER TURNS BRITISH VOGUE COVER STAR - THE NEW FRONTLINE

2 June 2020

WAITROSE CASHIER TURNS BRITISH VOGUE COVER STAR - THE NEW FRONTLINE

Keyworkers, including supermarket assistant from Waitrose, chosen for historic front cover providing a special moment of thanks during pandemic.


John Lewis announces shop reopening plan

27 May 2020

John Lewis announces shop reopening plan

Shops to open in stages with robust new social distancing measures putting customer and Partner safety first


John Lewis Partnership Triennial Valuation Outcome

26 May 2020

John Lewis Partnership Triennial Valuation Outcome

John Lewis Partnership Plc has reached agreement with the Partnership's Pension Scheme Trustee on the terms of the triennial valuation.


JOHN LEWIS PARTNERSHIP ANNOUNCES £1.4M DONATION TO LOCAL CHARITIES AND DESIGNS MUG TO RAISE FUNDS IN AID OF NHS CHARITIES TOGETHER

15 May 2020

JOHN LEWIS PARTNERSHIP ANNOUNCES £1.4M DONATION TO LOCAL CHARITIES AND DESIGNS MUG TO RAISE FUNDS IN AID OF NHS CHARITIES TOGETHER

The John Lewis Partnership has today announced that it will donate a further £1.4m to around 3,000 local charities who are helping those most in need during the pandemic.


BRITAIN THROUGH THE LOCKDOWN

7 May 2020

BRITAIN THROUGH THE LOCKDOWN

A new report reveals how the nation has lived, eaten and shopped during the last six weeks - since lockdown was enforced on 24th March.


NEW WAITROSE.COM CENTRE TO DOUBLE GROCERY DELIVERIES TO CUSTOMERS IN LONDON

5 May 2020

NEW WAITROSE.COM CENTRE TO DOUBLE GROCERY DELIVERIES TO CUSTOMERS IN LONDON

Waitrose is opening (7 May) a six-acre Customer Fulfilment Centre in Enfield, North London, to double its online grocery orders in the capital by September.


COVID CORPORATE FINANCING FACILITY (CCFF) FOR JOHN LEWIS PLC

30 April 2020

COVID CORPORATE FINANCING FACILITY (CCFF) FOR JOHN LEWIS PLC

John Lewis Plc has received confirmation that it is eligible to access up to £300m of funding under the HM Treasury and the Bank of England’s Covid Corporate Financing Facility.


JOHN LEWIS PARTNERSHIP ANNOUNCES CHANGES TO EXECUTIVE TEAM

29 April 2020

JOHN LEWIS PARTNERSHIP ANNOUNCES CHANGES TO EXECUTIVE TEAM

The John Lewis Partnership has appointed James Bailey as its new Executive Director, Waitrose. He joins from Sainsbury’s where he was Buying Director for Grocery and will start in the Partnership today.


John Lewis reopens its Lancashire textiles factory to make gowns for the NHS and donates over 20,000 metres of fabric for scrubs

27 April 2020

John Lewis reopens its Lancashire textiles factory to make gowns for the NHS and donates over 20,000 metres of fabric for scrubs

John Lewis has today announced that it is reopening its textiles factory ‘Herbert Parkinson’ in Lancashire, to make protective gowns for the NHS.


JOHN LEWIS & WAITROSE LAUNCH SOFT TOY DESIGN COMPETITION TO RAISE MONEY FOR THE NHS

23 April 2020

JOHN LEWIS & WAITROSE LAUNCH SOFT TOY DESIGN COMPETITION TO RAISE MONEY FOR THE NHS

Children of Britain invited to share their designs to create a “super-bear”’ cuddly toy using #DesignYourSuperBear to be sold at Christmas - with 100% of the profits going to the NHS.


YOUR PARTNERS THROUGH IT ALL: TRADING UPDATE AND 2020 ANNUAL REPORT AND ACCOUNTS

21 April 2020

YOUR PARTNERS THROUGH IT ALL: TRADING UPDATE AND 2020 ANNUAL REPORT AND ACCOUNTS

The John Lewis Partnership publishes its 2020 Annual Report and Accounts and latest trading performance since COVID-19.


Waitrose to treble Rapid Deliveries and increase click & collect slots by 50%, 40% of Rapid slots will be reserved for the elderly and vulnerable

17 April 2020

Waitrose to treble Rapid Deliveries and increase click & collect slots by 50%, 40% of Rapid slots will be reserved for the elderly and vulnerable

Waitrose has announced that from today (17 April) the number of delivery slots available each week through its Waitrose & Partners Rapid service will more than treble giving over 2.5 million households the option to use the service to get the food and essentials they need.


SUPPORTING SUPPLIERS THROUGH COVID-19, WAITROSE DETAILS INITIATIVES TO SUPPORT ITS MOST VULNERABLE SUPPLIERS AND SOURCING COMMUNITIES

16 April 2020

SUPPORTING SUPPLIERS THROUGH COVID-19, WAITROSE DETAILS INITIATIVES TO SUPPORT ITS MOST VULNERABLE SUPPLIERS AND SOURCING COMMUNITIES

Waitrose today details a number of initiatives it has launched to support its most vulnerable suppliers during the COVID-19 pandemic.


JOHN LEWIS LAUNCHES VIRTUAL SERVICES AND EXPERIENCES TO MEET THE NEW NEEDS OF BRITAIN IN ISOLATION

14 April 2020

JOHN LEWIS LAUNCHES VIRTUAL SERVICES AND EXPERIENCES TO MEET THE NEW NEEDS OF BRITAIN IN ISOLATION

Expert nursery, home and styling advice services adapted to the evolving needs of customers will be available to access from home.


JOHN LEWIS PARTNERSHIP ANNOUNCES HELP FOR HEALTH WORKERS ON THE FRONTLINE

9 April 2020

JOHN LEWIS PARTNERSHIP ANNOUNCES HELP FOR HEALTH WORKERS ON THE FRONTLINE

Retailer creates wellbeing area for staff at NHS Nightingale London and joins forces with the BMA to deliver 60,000 essentials to key NHS staff.


Waitrose launches ‘Volunteer’s Shopping Card’ e-gift card to help those shopping for elderly, vulnerable and self-isolating customers

7 April 2020

Waitrose launches ‘Volunteer’s Shopping Card’ e-gift card to help those shopping for elderly, vulnerable and self-isolating customers

Waitrose has launched a dedicated e-gift card for self-isolating customers who want to organise payment for groceries delivered by volunteers, friends or other family members.


John Lewis Partnership thanks Partners for going above and beyond with recognition award and increased discount rate

3 April 2020

John Lewis Partnership thanks Partners for going above and beyond with recognition award and increased discount rate

All non-management Partners and first level managers working during April and May to receive an additional £25 per week worked. Partnership discount in Waitrose increased from 15% to 25% for all Partners across the Partnership, to remain permanently at 20% once the peak of the pandemic is over.


Waitrose Raises Contactless Payment Limit From £30 To £45

1 April 2020

Waitrose Raises Contactless Payment Limit From £30 To £45

Waitrose is raising the contactless payment limit, at its supermarkets and convenience shops from £30 to £45 to help customers minimise the need for contact while shopping.


JOHN LEWIS PARTNERSHIP WORKS WITH LEADING CHARITIES TO TACKLE ISOLATION AND FOOD SHORTAGES

28 March 2020

JOHN LEWIS PARTNERSHIP WORKS WITH LEADING CHARITIES TO TACKLE ISOLATION AND FOOD SHORTAGES

The John Lewis Partnership is joining forces with leading charities to boost support of the most vulnerable in society during the current crisis.


WAITROSE INTRODUCES NEW MEASURES TO PROTECT CUSTOMERS AND PARTNERS INCLUDING LIMITING CUSTOMER NUMBERS IN SHOPS

24 March 2020

WAITROSE INTRODUCES NEW MEASURES TO PROTECT CUSTOMERS AND PARTNERS INCLUDING LIMITING CUSTOMER NUMBERS IN SHOPS

Waitrose has today backed the Government’s plea for social distancing by announcing a set of strong, new measures to help its customers shop safely and to protect its Partners.


Waitrose & Partners and John Lewis & Partners outline measures to support NHS workers

22 March 2020

Waitrose & Partners and John Lewis & Partners outline measures to support NHS workers

All Waitrose shops will protect batches of ‘hard to find’ and essential stock exclusively for NHS workers. NHS staff will receive priority checkout treatment in all Waitrose supermarkets. John Lewis is donating comfort items and Easter gift food to local hospitals, to support workers.


John Lewis shops to close temporarily

21 March 2020

John Lewis shops to close temporarily

The John Lewis Partnership has taken the difficult decision to temporarily close all of its 50 John Lewis shops at close of business on Monday 23 March as a result of the impact of Coronavirus.


John Lewis Partnership announces new measures to support customers and the vulnerable

19 March 2020

John Lewis Partnership announces new measures to support customers and the vulnerable

The John Lewis Partnership, which includes Waitrose, has today announced new measures to help its shops meet the needs of customers with a particular focus on the elderly and the vulnerable.


UNAUDITED RESULTS FOR YEAR ENDED 25 JANUARY 2020

5 March 2020

UNAUDITED RESULTS FOR YEAR ENDED 25 JANUARY 2020

The John Lewis Partnership announces its full year results for year ended 25 January 2020


John Lewis & Partners introduces new labelling to encourage customers to hand down children’s clothing

29 February 2020

John Lewis & Partners introduces new labelling to encourage customers to hand down children’s clothing

To encourage a stronger culture of handing down clothing that children have outgrown, and reduce the amount which goes to landfill John Lewis & Partners is introducing a new message ‘Wear it, Love it, Hand it down’ on the labels attached to its own brand babywear and childrenswear clothing.


WAITROSE.COM LAUNCHES NATIONAL EXPANSION CAMPAIGN IN PREPARATION FOR ITS SPLIT FROM OCADO

28 February 2020

WAITROSE.COM LAUNCHES NATIONAL EXPANSION CAMPAIGN IN PREPARATION FOR ITS SPLIT FROM OCADO

Waitrose is this week starting a national online roll-out programme - adding its Waitrose.com online delivery service to 24 more of its shops across the country.


ARE PICKLED ONIONS AND KIPPERS THE NEW WAY TO SOMEONE'S HEART?

13 February 2020

ARE PICKLED ONIONS AND KIPPERS THE NEW WAY TO SOMEONE'S HEART?

Pickled onions, kippers and marmalade do not immediately say romance, but these are among the best selling Waitrose & Partners products being sent to loved ones abroad ahead of Valentine's Day this year.


NINA BHATIA APPOINTED AS EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, STRATEGY & COMMERCIAL DEVELOPMENT

4 February 2020

NINA BHATIA APPOINTED AS EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, STRATEGY & COMMERCIAL DEVELOPMENT

Nina Bhatia appointed as Executive Director, Strategy & Commercial Development.


JOHN LEWIS PARTNERSHIP ANNOUNCES NEW CHARITY PARTNERSHIPS TO CELEBRATE TWENTY YEARS OF UNIQUE PARTNER VOLUNTEERING SCHEME

28 January 2020

JOHN LEWIS PARTNERSHIP ANNOUNCES NEW CHARITY PARTNERSHIPS TO CELEBRATE TWENTY YEARS OF UNIQUE PARTNER VOLUNTEERING SCHEME

To celebrate 20 successful years of the John Lewis Partnership’s unique volunteering programme - The Golden Jubilee Trust (GJT) - two charities have been chosen to work with the Partnership closely during 2020.


JOHN LEWIS PARTNERSHIP SELLS PARCEL OF LAND AT LECKFORD ESTATE

17 January 2020

JOHN LEWIS PARTNERSHIP SELLS PARCEL OF LAND AT LECKFORD ESTATE

The John Lewis Partnership has today announced the sale completion of a parcel of land belonging to the Waitrose & Partners Farm at Leckford Estate in Hampshire.


JOHN LEWIS & PARTNERS AND THE NATIONAL CHILDBIRTH TRUST LINK UP TO SUPPORT PARENTS-TO-BE

15 January 2020

JOHN LEWIS & PARTNERS AND THE NATIONAL CHILDBIRTH TRUST LINK UP TO SUPPORT PARENTS-TO-BE

From today, expectant parents will benefit from a two year partnership between John Lewis & Partners and the National Childbirth Trust (NCT) the UK’s leading charity for parents.


CHRISTMAS TRADING STATEMENT FOR SEVEN WEEKS FROM 17 NOVEMBER 2019 - 4 JANUARY 2020

9 January 2020

CHRISTMAS TRADING STATEMENT FOR SEVEN WEEKS FROM 17 NOVEMBER 2019 - 4 JANUARY 2020

Gross sales at the John Lewis Partnership were down 1.8% versus last year to £2,167m.

RETAILERS BRACE FOR LAST MINUTE CHRISTMAS SHOPPING RUSH ON CHRISTMAS EVE

23 December 2019

RETAILERS BRACE FOR LAST MINUTE CHRISTMAS SHOPPING RUSH ON CHRISTMAS EVE

Waitrose & Partners and John Lewis & Partners predict everyday items (including bananas and double cream), novelty socks and gadgets will be top of last minute shopping lists this Christmas.


WAITROSE & PARTNERS STOCKS UP FOR ENVIRONMENTALLY-SAVVY SHOPPERS

20 December 2019

WAITROSE & PARTNERS STOCKS UP FOR ENVIRONMENTALLY-SAVVY SHOPPERS

The retailer has stocked up on loose vegetables this Christmas with environmentally-savvy shoppers increasingly wanting to buy loose produce rather than packaged.


DNANUDGE POP-UP LAUNCHES IN WAITROSE & PARTNERS CANARY WHARF AND JOHN LEWIS & PARTNERS, WHITE CITY

2 December 2019

DNANUDGE POP-UP LAUNCHES IN WAITROSE & PARTNERS CANARY WHARF AND JOHN LEWIS & PARTNERS, WHITE CITY

Offering shoppers the opportunity to try the world's first in-store genetic test that 'nudges' you to make healthier choices, based on your unique DNA plus your lifestyle.


JOHN LEWIS & PARTNERS BLACK FRIDAY 2019 UPDATE

29 November 2019

JOHN LEWIS & PARTNERS BLACK FRIDAY 2019 UPDATE

Bérangère Michel, Partner and Operations Director commented; “Our Black Friday event started last Friday. Our decision to start promotions earlier this year reflects the fact that Black Friday continues to extend across a longer period."


JOHN LEWIS AND WAITROSE JOIN WITH FARESHARE TO HOST CHRISTMAS DINNERS FOR VULNERABLE PEOPLE ACROSS THE UK

26 November 2019

JOHN LEWIS AND WAITROSE JOIN WITH FARESHARE TO HOST CHRISTMAS DINNERS FOR VULNERABLE PEOPLE ACROSS THE UK

More than 1000 people across the country have been invited to enjoy a festive feast hosted by Waitrose & Partners and John Lewis & Partners, as part of the retailers’ campaign to bring people together this Christmas.


WAITROSE & PARTNERS TO EXPORT TO JORDAN

22 November 2019

WAITROSE & PARTNERS TO EXPORT TO JORDAN

Waitrose & Partners is to export to Jordan for the first time from 23 November.


STYLISTS, BARISTAS AND PHOTOGRAPHERS TO GIVE WAITROSE AND JOHN LEWIS CUSTOMERS A TASTE OF THE FUTURE

19 November 2019

STYLISTS, BARISTAS AND PHOTOGRAPHERS TO GIVE WAITROSE AND JOHN LEWIS CUSTOMERS A TASTE OF THE FUTURE

Lincoln shop trial to give shoppers more access to the products, services and Partner skills of the John Lewis Partnership as part of plans to bring the two brands closer together.


JOHN LEWIS & PARTNERS AND WAITROSE & PARTNERS CREATE EXPERIMENTAL CONCEPT SHOP

18 November 2019

JOHN LEWIS & PARTNERS AND WAITROSE & PARTNERS CREATE EXPERIMENTAL CONCEPT SHOP

‘Experience playgrounds’ will take centre stage while in-store specialists will advise on everything from wine and gardening to interiors and technology as the John Lewis Partnership explores the future role of the shop in our customers' lives


JOHN LEWIS & PARTNERS AND WAITROSE & PARTNERS LAUNCH FIRST EVER JOINT CHRISTMAS TV ADVERT, 'EXCITABLE EDGAR'

14 November 2019

JOHN LEWIS & PARTNERS AND WAITROSE & PARTNERS LAUNCH FIRST EVER JOINT CHRISTMAS TV ADVERT, 'EXCITABLE EDGAR'

In their first ever joint Christmas campaign, John Lewis & Partners and Waitrose & Partners have come together to create an advert which tells the heartwarming story of a little girl and her friendship with an excitable young dragon.


SPEAKING YOUR LANGUAGE

11 November 2019

SPEAKING YOUR LANGUAGE

The John Lewis Partnership is helping customers feel more at home by helping them identify Partners at Waitrose and John Lewis stores that speak their language.


WAITROSE & PARTNERS FOOD AND DRINK REPORT 2019: A RETURN TO KINDNESS

6 November 2019

WAITROSE & PARTNERS FOOD AND DRINK REPORT 2019: A RETURN TO KINDNESS

Waitrose & Partners Food and Drink Report 2019-20 reveals posh crumpets, tahini, celery juice, skewers and pink drinks are among the year’s hottest food and drink trends


RESPONSE TO TREASURY SELECT COMMITTEE REPORT ON BUSINESS RATES

31 October 2019

RESPONSE TO TREASURY SELECT COMMITTEE REPORT ON BUSINESS RATES

Response from Chris Harris, Property Director at the John Lewis Partnership.


JOHN LEWIS PARTNERSHIP EXPANDS ITS CLICK & COLLECT NETWORK

31 October 2019

JOHN LEWIS PARTNERSHIP EXPANDS ITS CLICK & COLLECT NETWORK

After a decade building a leading distribution network, the John Lewis Partnership today announces it is trialling new commercial opportunities and the acquisition of new customers by providing access to its Click & Collect distribution network to third party retailers.


JOHN LEWIS & PARTNERS TESTS BLUEPRINT TO ENCOURAGE CUSTOMERS TO ‘REDUCE, REUSE AND RETURN’ PACKAGING

28 October 2019

JOHN LEWIS & PARTNERS TESTS BLUEPRINT TO ENCOURAGE CUSTOMERS TO ‘REDUCE, REUSE AND RETURN’ PACKAGING

John Lewis & Partners has today launched a major pilot at its Oxford shop to encourage a ‘reduce, reuse & return’ culture among customers which could provide a blueprint for other shops.


WAITROSE & PARTNERS ANNOUNCES NEW UAE SHOPS

22 October 2019

WAITROSE & PARTNERS ANNOUNCES NEW UAE SHOPS

Waitrose & Partners has opened a new shop in the UAE under licence with Fine Fare Food Market LLC (FFFM) and has confirmed plans for another.


JOHN LEWIS PARTNERSHIP TO STOP SELLING CHRISTMAS CRACKERS WITH PLASTIC TOYS INSIDE

21 October 2019

JOHN LEWIS PARTNERSHIP TO STOP SELLING CHRISTMAS CRACKERS WITH PLASTIC TOYS INSIDE

John Lewis & Partners and Waitrose & Partners have announced that this will be the last Christmas when they sell Christmas crackers with plastic toys inside.


JOHN LEWIS PARTNERSHIP SIGNS UP TO MENTAL HEALTH AT WORK COMMITMENT

21 October 2019

JOHN LEWIS PARTNERSHIP SIGNS UP TO MENTAL HEALTH AT WORK COMMITMENT

The John Lewis Partnership has joined forces with other UK businesses and mental health charities and non-governmental organisations in the most widespread collaboration of its kind to promote a nationwide commitment on improving mental health care in the workplace.


JOHN LEWIS & PARTNERS RETAIL REPORT 2019 REVEALS HOW JOMO REPLACED FOMO AND THE UK WAGED WAR ON PLASTIC

16 October 2019

JOHN LEWIS & PARTNERS RETAIL REPORT 2019 REVEALS HOW JOMO REPLACED FOMO AND THE UK WAGED WAR ON PLASTIC

John Lewis & Partners has released its annual retail report which looks back on the past 12 months and what shaped the year that has been.


WAITROSE MAKES CANNY MOVE WITH REMOVAL OF PLASTIC ON BESTSELLING STAPLE FOODS

14 October 2019

WAITROSE MAKES CANNY MOVE WITH REMOVAL OF PLASTIC ON BESTSELLING STAPLE FOODS

Waitrose is trialling the removal of plastic on thousands of multibuy cans as it continues to remove and reduce single use plastic.


RETAILERS JOIN TOGETHER TO LAUNCH MENTAL HEALTH SUPPORT FOR RETAIL WORKERS

10 October 2019

RETAILERS JOIN TOGETHER TO LAUNCH MENTAL HEALTH SUPPORT FOR RETAIL WORKERS

In a UK industry-first, seven leading retailers have joined together in an effort to improve the mental wellbeing of staff, with the help of Samaritans.


JOHN LEWIS PARTNERSHIP APPOINTS NEW PRESIDENT OF THE PARTNERSHIP COUNCIL

9 October 2019

JOHN LEWIS PARTNERSHIP APPOINTS NEW PRESIDENT OF THE PARTNERSHIP COUNCIL

The John Lewis Partnership today announces the appointment of a new President for its unique governing authority - the Partnership Council.


JOHN LEWIS & PARTNERS PILOTS A BUYBACK SCHEME WITH 20,000 CUSTOMERS TO HELP COMBAT CLOTHING WASTE

4 October 2019

JOHN LEWIS & PARTNERS PILOTS A BUYBACK SCHEME WITH 20,000 CUSTOMERS TO HELP COMBAT CLOTHING WASTE

Today, John Lewis & Partners is introducing an innovative and sustainable pilot at its Oxford shop, inviting their loyal, local customers to return preloved clothes in exchange for payment per item.


ACCELERATING OUR PLANS TO DELIVER DIFFERENTIATION AND INNOVATION

1 October 2019

ACCELERATING OUR PLANS TO DELIVER DIFFERENTIATION AND INNOVATION

Today, the John Lewis Partnership is announcing changes that will enable the organisation to be managed and operated as a single business.


ROB COLLINS, MANAGING DIRECTOR OF WAITROSE & PARTNERS, TO LEAVE THE JOHN LEWIS PARTNERSHIP

1 October 2019

ROB COLLINS, MANAGING DIRECTOR OF WAITROSE & PARTNERS, TO LEAVE THE JOHN LEWIS PARTNERSHIP

The John Lewis Partnership announces today that, after a 26-year career, Rob Collins has set out his intention to step down as Managing Director of Waitrose & Partners next year.


JOHN LEWIS & PARTNERS TO BE THE FIRST UK RETAILER TO OFFER NESTLE’S KITKAT RANGE OF BESPOKE AND HANDMADE KITKATS

23 September 2019

JOHN LEWIS & PARTNERS TO BE THE FIRST UK RETAILER TO OFFER NESTLE’S KITKAT RANGE OF BESPOKE AND HANDMADE KITKATS

This week (26 September), John Lewis & Partners will become the first UK retailer to sell Nestle’s KitKat Chocolatory luxury, and bespoke KitKats handcrafted by expert chocolatiers.


JOHN LEWIS & PARTNERS ANNOUNCES NEW, EXCLUSIVE QUALITY STREET SWEET

20 September 2019

JOHN LEWIS & PARTNERS ANNOUNCES NEW, EXCLUSIVE QUALITY STREET SWEET

John Lewis & Partners has announced that for this Christmas it’s adding a new, exclusive Quality Street sweet to the much loved 12 traditional sweets it will sell from next week (26 September).


UNAUDITED RESULTS FOR HALF YEAR ENDED 27 JULY 2019

12 September 2019

UNAUDITED RESULTS FOR HALF YEAR ENDED 27 JULY 2019

Focus on long-term investement and success despite short-term profit pressures.


JOHN LEWIS PARTNERSHIP APPOINTS FIRST INDEPENDENT DIRECTORS

9 September 2019

JOHN LEWIS PARTNERSHIP APPOINTS FIRST INDEPENDENT DIRECTORS

Dame Clare Tickell and Michael Herlihy have been appointed today as the Partnership’s first Independent Directors.


WAITROSE UNPACKED REFILLABLES TEST LAUNCHES IN CHELTENHAM AS RETAILER UNVEILS NEW LOOK STORE

6 September 2019

WAITROSE UNPACKED REFILLABLES TEST LAUNCHES IN CHELTENHAM AS RETAILER UNVEILS NEW LOOK STORE

Cheltenham becomes only the second store in the UK to introduce ‘Waitrose Unpacked’ where customers can choose from a selection of packaging-free products to test how customers might be prepared to shop differently, with the aim of saving thousands of tonnes of plastic.


JOHN LEWIS & PARTNERS ANNOUNCES PREDICTED TOP TEN TOYS FOR CHRISTMAS

29 August 2019

JOHN LEWIS & PARTNERS ANNOUNCES PREDICTED TOP TEN TOYS FOR CHRISTMAS

With just 19 weeks to go until the big day John Lewis & Partners has announced its predicted list of top ten toys to give this Christmas.


WAITROSE & PARTNERS AIMS TO HELP WIPE OUT SEWER BLOCKAGES

21 August 2019

WAITROSE & PARTNERS AIMS TO HELP WIPE OUT SEWER BLOCKAGES

Waitrose & Partners has become the first UK supermarket to achieve ‘Fine to Flush’ certification for its own label wet wipes.


WORLD'S FIRST BLUEPRINT FOR HUMAN ROBOT INTERACTION LAUNCHES

1 August 2019

WORLD'S FIRST BLUEPRINT FOR HUMAN ROBOT INTERACTION LAUNCHES

Small Robot Company joins forces with the John Lewis Partnership to create world's first blueprint for Human Robot Interaction (HRI) in the real world.


WAITROSE UNPACKED TEST TO LAUNCH IN MORE SHOPS AFTER POSITIVE RESPONSE IN OXFORD

1 August 2019

WAITROSE UNPACKED TEST TO LAUNCH IN MORE SHOPS AFTER POSITIVE RESPONSE IN OXFORD

Waitrose & Partners is to extend its ‘Unpacked’ test in Oxford beyond the original end date of 18 August and has committed to introducing elements of the concept into three more shops by the end of the year, after an overwhelmingly positive response.


WAITROSE & PARTNERS CLOSURE ANNOUNCEMENT

18 July 2019

WAITROSE & PARTNERS CLOSURE ANNOUNCEMENT

Waitrose & Partners has today (18 July) announced it is to close seven shops.


WAITROSE & PARTNERS INVESTS IN SERVICE COUNTERS WITH PLANS TO TRAIN FISHMONGERS AND BUTCHERS

14 June 2019

WAITROSE & PARTNERS INVESTS IN SERVICE COUNTERS WITH PLANS TO TRAIN FISHMONGERS AND BUTCHERS

Retailer unveils plans to place its service counters centre stage in order to differentiate its offer from competitors.


JOHN LEWIS & PARTNERS ANNOUNCES INTEGRATION OF HOME IMPROVEMENT SERVICES

11 June 2019

JOHN LEWIS & PARTNERS ANNOUNCES INTEGRATION OF HOME IMPROVEMENT SERVICES

John Lewis & Partners has today announced its plan to bring its two home improvement services businesses, Home Solutions and Opun, together as it progresses with its ambition to create a truly differentiated home improvement offer.


NEW REPORT CALLS ON GOVERNMENT TO MAKE OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH SERVICES TAX EXEMPT

11 June 2019

NEW REPORT CALLS ON GOVERNMENT TO MAKE OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH SERVICES TAX EXEMPT

The John Lewis Partnership today calls on the Government to make all occupational health services tax exempt, to encourage employer investment in the physical and mental health of workers.


JOHN LEWIS PARTNERSHIP APPOINTS SHARON WHITE AS CHAIRMAN

6 June 2019

JOHN LEWIS PARTNERSHIP APPOINTS SHARON WHITE AS CHAIRMAN

The John Lewis Partnership today announces the appointment of Sharon White as the Partnership’s sixth Chairman. She will take up the role when Sir Charlie Mayfield steps down in early 2020.


JOHN LEWIS & PARTNERS TO TRIAL A NEW VIRTUAL REALITY EXPERIENCE CALLED ‘VISUALISE YOUR SPACE’

6 June 2019

JOHN LEWIS & PARTNERS TO TRIAL A NEW VIRTUAL REALITY EXPERIENCE CALLED ‘VISUALISE YOUR SPACE’

Retailer to trial virtual reality experience to enable customers to visualise new products in their homes before they buy.


WAITROSE & PARTNERS UNPACKS A UNIQUE PLAN FOR FUTURE WAYS OF SHOPPING

4 June 2019

WAITROSE & PARTNERS UNPACKS A UNIQUE PLAN FOR FUTURE WAYS OF SHOPPING

Retailer to test concepts that could save thousands of tonnes of packaging and plastic.


WAITROSE & PARTNERS ANNOUNCES NEW CUSTOMER FULFILMENT CENTRE IN ENFIELD

24 May 2019

WAITROSE & PARTNERS ANNOUNCES NEW CUSTOMER FULFILMENT CENTRE IN ENFIELD

New Customer Fulfilment Centre in Enfield will support online growth, as Waitrose & Partners acquire a 110,000 sq ft property in North London that will open as a dedicated fulfilment centre for online customer orders in spring next year.


WAITROSE & PARTNERS REVEALS WINNERS OF £1MILLION FUND TO FIGHT PLASTIC POLLUTION

16 May 2019

WAITROSE & PARTNERS REVEALS WINNERS OF £1MILLION FUND TO FIGHT PLASTIC POLLUTION

From technology that tags fishing nets to plastic-eating fungi: Waitrose & Partners has revealed the projects it will be supporting with its unique £1 million grant fund designed to tackle plastic pollution.


WAITROSE & PARTNERS ANNOUNCES PLANS TO TREBLE THE SIZE OF ITS ONLINE OPERATIONS

16 May 2019

WAITROSE & PARTNERS ANNOUNCES PLANS TO TREBLE THE SIZE OF ITS ONLINE OPERATIONS

Waitrose & Partners today announces plans to treble the size of its successful online grocery operation to a £1bn business over the next three years, working in partnership with Today Development Partners (TDP).


JOHN LEWIS PARTNERSHIP ELECTED REPRESENTATIVES VOTE TO REFORM PENSION SCHEME

15 May 2019

JOHN LEWIS PARTNERSHIP ELECTED REPRESENTATIVES VOTE TO REFORM PENSION SCHEME

Following a year-long review and consultation with Partners, the John Lewis Partnership Council - a body made up of 58 democratically elected representatives who represent the views of Partners across the business - has voted for changes to the company’s pension scheme.


PARTNERS AT THE JOHN LEWIS PARTNERSHIP LOG A RECORD 24,500 HOURS THROUGH ITS UNIQUE VOLUNTEERING PROGRAMME

2 May 2019

PARTNERS AT THE JOHN LEWIS PARTNERSHIP LOG A RECORD 24,500 HOURS THROUGH ITS UNIQUE VOLUNTEERING PROGRAMME

Partners log a record 24,500 hours through our unique Golden Jubilee Trust volunteering programme.


JOHN LEWIS PARTNERSHIP PLC PUBLISHES ANNUAL REPORT AND ACCOUNTS AND CORPORATE RESPONSIBILITY REPORT FOR 2019

25 April 2019

JOHN LEWIS PARTNERSHIP PLC PUBLISHES ANNUAL REPORT AND ACCOUNTS AND CORPORATE RESPONSIBILITY REPORT FOR 2019

The John Lewis Partnership today published its Annual Report and Accounts and Corporate Responsibility Report for 2019.


JOHN LEWIS PARTNERSHIP SUPPORTS RETHINK RETAIL

10 April 2019

JOHN LEWIS PARTNERSHIP SUPPORTS RETHINK RETAIL

The John Lewis Partnership is supporting a new initiative to promote retail as a career of choice and showcase the wide range of career opportunities in retail.


HRH THE PRINCE OF WALES VISITS WAITROSE & PARTNERS’ HEADQUARTERS

4 April 2019

HRH THE PRINCE OF WALES VISITS WAITROSE & PARTNERS’ HEADQUARTERS

HRH The Prince of Wales officially opened the new Waitrose & Partners Food Innovation Studio today


NEW EXPERIMENTAL PACKAGING SHOWN TO HRH THE PRINCE OF WALES AS HE OPENS WAITROSE & PARTNERS FOOD INNOVATION STUDIO

4 April 2019

NEW EXPERIMENTAL PACKAGING SHOWN TO HRH THE PRINCE OF WALES AS HE OPENS WAITROSE & PARTNERS FOOD INNOVATION STUDIO

Waitrose & Partners has joined forces with Scottish biotec company CuanTec to work on a new film for food packaging made out of waste langoustine shells.


JOHN LEWIS & PARTNERS SIGNS UP TO THE UK PLASTICS PACT

26 March 2019

JOHN LEWIS & PARTNERS SIGNS UP TO THE UK PLASTICS PACT

John Lewis & Partners has joined the UK Plastics Pact a collaborative initiative, established by not for profit organisation WRAP, to create a circular economy for plastics.


JOHN LEWIS PARTNERSHIP PLEDGES NET ZERO CARBON EMISSIONS BY 2050

20 March 2019

JOHN LEWIS PARTNERSHIP PLEDGES NET ZERO CARBON EMISSIONS BY 2050

The John Lewis Partnership announced today it will reduce its operational greenhouse gas emissions to net zero by 2050 at the latest, without purchasing offsets, in line with the pathway set by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) to limit global warming to 1.5C.


THE THINGS WE DO IN OUR LIVING ROOMS REPORT

13 March 2019

THE THINGS WE DO IN OUR LIVING ROOMS REPORT

The living room has replaced the kitchen as the heart of UK homes but we’re not relaxing on three piece suites anymore, and now we’re working in this space too!


WAITROSE & PARTNERS TO SELL FIVE SHOPS

7 March 2019

WAITROSE & PARTNERS TO SELL FIVE SHOPS

Waitrose & Partners has today (7 March) confirmed that it has exchanged contracts for the sale of the five shops to various parties (figures provided are shop sales areas)


UNAUDITED RESULTS FOR YEAR ENDING 26 JANUARY 2019

7 March 2019

UNAUDITED RESULTS FOR YEAR ENDING 26 JANUARY 2019

Investment programme and financial strength maintained despite a challenging retail market


THE JOHN LEWIS FOUNDATION LAUNCHES PARTNERSHIP WITH WATERAID

4 March 2019

THE JOHN LEWIS FOUNDATION LAUNCHES PARTNERSHIP WITH WATERAID

The John Lewis Foundation launches partnership with WaterAid to empower artisan communities in India with clean water.


WAITROSE & PARTNERS STATEMENT - OCADO

27 February 2019

WAITROSE & PARTNERS STATEMENT - OCADO

Waitrose & Partners confirms that following careful review of the relationship its commercial arrangement with Ocado will come to an end in September 2020, in line with contractual terms.


JOHN LEWIS PARTNERSHIP RECOGNISED AS DISABILITY CONFIDENT LEADER

26 February 2019

JOHN LEWIS PARTNERSHIP RECOGNISED AS DISABILITY CONFIDENT LEADER

The John Lewis Partnership has achieved Disability Confident Leader status - the highest accreditation in the Department for Work and Pensions’ scheme which recognises and supports employers who recruit and retain people with disabilities.


THE JOHN LEWIS PARTNERSHIP SHORTLISTS SIX ENTREPRENEURS FOR ITS INNOVATION PROGRAMME

18 February 2019

THE JOHN LEWIS PARTNERSHIP SHORTLISTS SIX ENTREPRENEURS FOR ITS INNOVATION PROGRAMME

The John Lewis Partnership today announced that following a competitive pitch day for its retail innovation programme JLAB, it will continue discussions with six businesses who could transform how we shop in the future.


WAITROSE & PARTNERS LAUNCHES £1M INITIATIVE TO TACKLE UK PLASTIC POLLUTION

28 January 2019

WAITROSE & PARTNERS LAUNCHES £1M INITIATIVE TO TACKLE UK PLASTIC POLLUTION

Waitrose & Partners will today launch a £1 million grant fund to give money to projects designed to reduce unnecessary plastic and tackle plastic pollution.


JOHN LEWIS & PARTNERS ANNOUNCES THE CLOSURE OF KNIGHT & LEE

23 January 2019

JOHN LEWIS & PARTNERS ANNOUNCES THE CLOSURE OF KNIGHT & LEE

John Lewis & Partners today announced that it will close Knight & Lee & Partners in Southsea, which at 35,000 sq ft is the smallest full line shop in its estate, in July 2019.


CHANGES TO WAITROSE & PARTNERS AND JOHN LEWIS & PARTNERS MANAGEMENT BOARDS

17 January 2019

CHANGES TO WAITROSE & PARTNERS AND JOHN LEWIS & PARTNERS MANAGEMENT BOARDS

John Lewis Partnership announces changes to Waitrose & Partners and John Lewis & Partners management boards.


WAITROSE & PARTNERS HITS TARGET TO REMOVE BLACK PLASTIC FROM HUNDREDS OF PRODUCTS

14 January 2019

WAITROSE & PARTNERS HITS TARGET TO REMOVE BLACK PLASTIC FROM HUNDREDS OF PRODUCTS

Waitrose & Partners has hit its target to remove black plastic from hundreds of products as part of its overall aim to eradicate black plastic from all its own-label products.


JOHN LEWIS PARTNERSHIP CHRISTMAS TRADING STATEMENT FOR SEVEN WEEKS TO 5 JANUARY 2019

10 January 2019

JOHN LEWIS PARTNERSHIP CHRISTMAS TRADING STATEMENT FOR SEVEN WEEKS TO 5 JANUARY 2019

Gross sales at the John Lewis Partnership were up 1.4% versus last year to £2,207m. Waitrose & Partners gross sales (excluding fuel) were £1,047m, up 0.2% versus last year and up 0.3% on a like-for-like basis, despite reduced promotional activity. John Lewis & Partners gross sales were £1,160m, up 2.5% versus last year and up 1.0% on a like-for-like basis and outperformed the market by 2.0%


Unaudited results for half-year ended 25 July 2020

17 September 2020

Unaudited results for half-year ended 25 July 2020

The John Lewis Partnership announces it half year results for half year ended 25 July 2020


Waitrose & Partners announces plans to close four shops

16 September 2020

Waitrose & Partners announces plans to close four shops

Waitrose has today announced plans to close four shops. They are in Caldicot, Ipswich Corn Exchange and Shrewsbury, while we have reached an agreement to sell our supermarket in Wolverhampton to Tesco.


JOHN LEWIS & PARTNERS ADDS MORE THAN 30 NEW FASHION AND BEAUTY BRANDS FOR AW20 AS IT MODERNISES OFFER

3 September 2020

JOHN LEWIS & PARTNERS ADDS MORE THAN 30 NEW FASHION AND BEAUTY BRANDS FOR AW20 AS IT MODERNISES OFFER

The selected brands have been chosen because they respond directly to the new needs of the nation as customers are opting for more casual wardrobe choices and these brands will help modernise John Lewis’s offering.


WAITROSE TEAM UP WITH DELIVEROO TO GIVE CUSTOMERS ACCESS TO WAITROSE PRODUCTS IN AS LITTLE AS 30 MINUTES

28 August 2020

WAITROSE TEAM UP WITH DELIVEROO TO GIVE CUSTOMERS ACCESS TO WAITROSE PRODUCTS IN AS LITTLE AS 30 MINUTES

The move underlines the supermarket’s ambition to use new partnerships alongside its own channels to make it more convenient for customers to buy Waitrose products.


GROCERIES GO DIGITAL: HOW THE PANDEMIC TURNED THE NATION INTO ONLINE SHOPPERS

20 August 2020

GROCERIES GO DIGITAL: HOW THE PANDEMIC TURNED THE NATION INTO ONLINE SHOPPERS

New findings in the Waitrose.com 'How Britain Shops Online report' show significant shifts in behaviour within online grocery sector.


JOHN LEWIS PARTNERS WITH FAT LLAMA TO TEST FURNITURE RENTAL SERVICE

17 August 2020

JOHN LEWIS PARTNERS WITH FAT LLAMA TO TEST FURNITURE RENTAL SERVICE

From (Monday 17 August), it will be possible to enjoy a statement sofa, or a stylish desk to work from home without committing to buying it because John Lewis is partnering with the world’s largest product rental marketplace Fat Llama to offer a furniture rental service.


JOHN LEWIS AND WAITROSE ANNOUNCE THE SALE OF MORE OWN BRAND PRODUCTS TO RAISE FUNDS FOR NHS CHARITIES TOGETHER

7 August 2020

JOHN LEWIS AND WAITROSE ANNOUNCE THE SALE OF MORE OWN BRAND PRODUCTS TO RAISE FUNDS FOR NHS CHARITIES TOGETHER

John Lewis and Waitrose have today (7 August) started selling face coverings in shops to raise funds for charities helping people through the pandemic. In September, Waitrose will also begin to sell a newly designed, charitable bag for life in its shops and online.


JOHN LEWIS OFFERS ITS PROGRESSIVE ‘BETTER JOBS PROGRAMME’ TO ALL UK SUPPLIERS TO HELP CREATE MORE REWARDING JOBS FOR THE PEOPLE WHO MAKE ITS PRODUCTS

3 August 2020

JOHN LEWIS OFFERS ITS PROGRESSIVE ‘BETTER JOBS PROGRAMME’ TO ALL UK SUPPLIERS TO HELP CREATE MORE REWARDING JOBS FOR THE PEOPLE WHO MAKE ITS PRODUCTS

Today, John Lewis & Partners has announced that, following a successful trial, it is rolling out a new progressive supplier engagement programme called ‘Better Jobs’ to all of its 120 UK manufacturing suppliers.


JOHN LEWIS PARTNERSHIP TRUST FOR PENSIONS APPOINTS NEW TRUSTEE CHAIR

31 July 2020

JOHN LEWIS PARTNERSHIP TRUST FOR PENSIONS APPOINTS NEW TRUSTEE CHAIR

The John Lewis Partnership Trust for Pensions has appointed Sarah Bates as Chair of the Trustee from 1 August 2020 and replaces Dame Jane Newell, who has stepped down after being Chair since 2013.


PROGRESS UPDATE ON OUR STRATEGIC REVIEW - SECURING OUR SUCCESS

30 July 2020

PROGRESS UPDATE ON OUR STRATEGIC REVIEW - SECURING OUR SUCCESS

Letter from Chairman, Sharon White, to our 80,000 Partners, stating the progress being made on our Strategic Review.


WAITROSE AND JOHN LEWIS PLAN SWITCH TO ELECTRIC DELIVERIES AS ONLINE BUSINESS ACCELERATES

29 July 2020

WAITROSE AND JOHN LEWIS PLAN SWITCH TO ELECTRIC DELIVERIES AS ONLINE BUSINESS ACCELERATES

Waitrose and John Lewis have announced plans to significantly increase the use of electric vans to help fulfill its ambition of ending the use of fossil fuels across its entire transport fleet by 2030.


JOHN LEWIS PARTNERSHIP APPOINTS PEOPLE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

28 July 2020

JOHN LEWIS PARTNERSHIP APPOINTS PEOPLE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

The John Lewis Partnership has today appointed Nikki Humphrey as Executive Director for People. Nikki joins from Virgin Atlantic where she is Chief People Officer and replaces Tracey Killen who has retired after a 38 year career in the Partnership.


JOHN LEWIS & PARTNERS EXTENDS CLICK & COLLECT PARTNERSHIP WITH CO-OP TO PROVIDE CUSTOMERS WITH NEARLY 900 COLLECTION LOCATIONS IN THE UK

17 July 2020

JOHN LEWIS & PARTNERS EXTENDS CLICK & COLLECT PARTNERSHIP WITH CO-OP TO PROVIDE CUSTOMERS WITH NEARLY 900 COLLECTION LOCATIONS IN THE UK

Today, 17th July, John Lewis has announced that its fast track, Click & Collect delivery and returns service will be available in over 500 Co-op food stores by the end of the summer, offering customers access to John Lewis products in more convenient locations.


JOHN LEWIS PARTNERSHIP SELECTS CAPGEMINI TO DELIVER SPECIALIST APPLICATION SERVICES FOR ITS TECHNOLOGY ESTATE

14 July 2020

JOHN LEWIS PARTNERSHIP SELECTS CAPGEMINI TO DELIVER SPECIALIST APPLICATION SERVICES FOR ITS TECHNOLOGY ESTATE

The John Lewis Partnership has today announced that Capgemini, a leading global consulting, technology services and digital transformation company, has been selected to provide specialist IT application services to support the Partnership’s technology systems and business processes.


EIGHT JOHN LEWIS SHOPS NOT TO REOPEN AS THE PARTNERSHIP PROGRESSES WITH MAJOR BUSINESS STRATEGY REVIEW

9 July 2020

EIGHT JOHN LEWIS SHOPS NOT TO REOPEN AS THE PARTNERSHIP PROGRESSES WITH MAJOR BUSINESS STRATEGY REVIEW

The John Lewis Partnership has announced it will not reopen eight John Lewis shops to secure the business’s long-term future and respond to customers' shopping needs. It will now enter into consultation with impacted Partners about its proposals.


JOHN LEWIS & PARTNERS ANNOUNCE FURTHER TEN SHOP REOPENINGS INCLUDING SHOPS IN SCOTLAND AND WALES

1 July 2020

JOHN LEWIS & PARTNERS ANNOUNCE FURTHER TEN SHOP REOPENINGS INCLUDING SHOPS IN SCOTLAND AND WALES

John Lewis has today announced plans to reopen a further ten shops, including shops in Scotland and Wales.


JOHN LEWIS PARTNERSHIP ANNOUNCES PARTNERSHIP WITH WIPRO TO SUPPORT NEW TECHNOLOGY AND CHANGE FUNCTION

30 June 2020

JOHN LEWIS PARTNERSHIP ANNOUNCES PARTNERSHIP WITH WIPRO TO SUPPORT NEW TECHNOLOGY AND CHANGE FUNCTION

The John Lewis Partnership has today announced the creation of a new partnership with Wipro Limited, a leading global information technology, consulting and business process services company, to provide infrastructure services.


WAITROSE ANNOUNCES THIRD ONLINE CENTRE TO BOOST SHOPPING SLOTS IN THE CAPITAL

29 June 2020

WAITROSE ANNOUNCES THIRD ONLINE CENTRE TO BOOST SHOPPING SLOTS IN THE CAPITAL

When new site is open Waitrose will have quadrupled London shopping slots in under a year.


John Lewis Partnership appoints John Lewis Executive Director

24 June 2020

John Lewis Partnership appoints John Lewis Executive Director

The John Lewis Partnership has today appointed Pippa Wicks as Executive Director for John Lewis. Pippa joins from the Co-op Group where she was Deputy Chief Executive and will start her new role in August.


John Lewis announce nine further store reopenings

19 June 2020

John Lewis announce nine further store reopenings

John Lewis has today (Friday 19 June) announced plans to open nine more shops on Thursday (25 June), following the successful reopening of an initial 13 shops this week.


JOHN LEWIS PARTNERSHIP STEPS UP NET ZERO CARBON COMMITMENT WITH BIOMETHANE GAS FILLING STATION

18 June 2020

JOHN LEWIS PARTNERSHIP STEPS UP NET ZERO CARBON COMMITMENT WITH BIOMETHANE GAS FILLING STATION

The John Lewis Partnership today announced that it is stepping up its commitment to reducing carbon emissions by building a dedicated biomethane gas filling station to enable its largest heavy goods vehicles to use a low-carbon alternative to diesel.


WAITROSE.COM CROSSES 150,000 ORDERS PER WEEK FOR THE FIRST TIME AND ADDS 150 NEW VANS TO ITS ONLINE FLEET

16 June 2020

WAITROSE.COM CROSSES 150,000 ORDERS PER WEEK FOR THE FIRST TIME AND ADDS 150 NEW VANS TO ITS ONLINE FLEET

Waitrose.com has processed more than 150,000 online orders in a week for the first time. The figure is more than double the amount of weekly orders at the start of this year and represents a significant milestone in its online expansion plans.


WAITROSE, JOHN LEWIS AND VITALITY TEAM UP WITH OLYMPIC HEROES TO HELP IMPROVE CUSTOMERS’ HEALTH AND WELLBEING AS LOCKDOWN EASES

3 June 2020

WAITROSE, JOHN LEWIS AND VITALITY TEAM UP WITH OLYMPIC HEROES TO HELP IMPROVE CUSTOMERS’ HEALTH AND WELLBEING AS LOCKDOWN EASES

Waitrose, John Lewis and health and life insurer Vitality is this week launching a series of free virtual workshops focused on health and wellbeing, exclusively for myWaitrose and myJohn Lewis members.


WAITROSE CASHIER TURNS BRITISH VOGUE COVER STAR - THE NEW FRONTLINE

2 June 2020

WAITROSE CASHIER TURNS BRITISH VOGUE COVER STAR - THE NEW FRONTLINE

Keyworkers, including supermarket assistant from Waitrose, chosen for historic front cover providing a special moment of thanks during pandemic.


John Lewis announces shop reopening plan

27 May 2020

John Lewis announces shop reopening plan

Shops to open in stages with robust new social distancing measures putting customer and Partner safety first


John Lewis Partnership Triennial Valuation Outcome

26 May 2020

John Lewis Partnership Triennial Valuation Outcome

John Lewis Partnership Plc has reached agreement with the Partnership's Pension Scheme Trustee on the terms of the triennial valuation.


JOHN LEWIS PARTNERSHIP ANNOUNCES £1.4M DONATION TO LOCAL CHARITIES AND DESIGNS MUG TO RAISE FUNDS IN AID OF NHS CHARITIES TOGETHER

15 May 2020

JOHN LEWIS PARTNERSHIP ANNOUNCES £1.4M DONATION TO LOCAL CHARITIES AND DESIGNS MUG TO RAISE FUNDS IN AID OF NHS CHARITIES TOGETHER

The John Lewis Partnership has today announced that it will donate a further £1.4m to around 3,000 local charities who are helping those most in need during the pandemic.


BRITAIN THROUGH THE LOCKDOWN

7 May 2020

BRITAIN THROUGH THE LOCKDOWN

A new report reveals how the nation has lived, eaten and shopped during the last six weeks - since lockdown was enforced on 24th March.


NEW WAITROSE.COM CENTRE TO DOUBLE GROCERY DELIVERIES TO CUSTOMERS IN LONDON

5 May 2020

NEW WAITROSE.COM CENTRE TO DOUBLE GROCERY DELIVERIES TO CUSTOMERS IN LONDON

Waitrose is opening (7 May) a six-acre Customer Fulfilment Centre in Enfield, North London, to double its online grocery orders in the capital by September.


COVID CORPORATE FINANCING FACILITY (CCFF) FOR JOHN LEWIS PLC

30 April 2020

COVID CORPORATE FINANCING FACILITY (CCFF) FOR JOHN LEWIS PLC

John Lewis Plc has received confirmation that it is eligible to access up to £300m of funding under the HM Treasury and the Bank of England’s Covid Corporate Financing Facility.


JOHN LEWIS PARTNERSHIP ANNOUNCES CHANGES TO EXECUTIVE TEAM

29 April 2020

JOHN LEWIS PARTNERSHIP ANNOUNCES CHANGES TO EXECUTIVE TEAM

The John Lewis Partnership has appointed James Bailey as its new Executive Director, Waitrose. He joins from Sainsbury’s where he was Buying Director for Grocery and will start in the Partnership today.


John Lewis reopens its Lancashire textiles factory to make gowns for the NHS and donates over 20,000 metres of fabric for scrubs

27 April 2020

John Lewis reopens its Lancashire textiles factory to make gowns for the NHS and donates over 20,000 metres of fabric for scrubs

John Lewis has today announced that it is reopening its textiles factory ‘Herbert Parkinson’ in Lancashire, to make protective gowns for the NHS.


JOHN LEWIS & WAITROSE LAUNCH SOFT TOY DESIGN COMPETITION TO RAISE MONEY FOR THE NHS

23 April 2020

JOHN LEWIS & WAITROSE LAUNCH SOFT TOY DESIGN COMPETITION TO RAISE MONEY FOR THE NHS

Children of Britain invited to share their designs to create a “super-bear”’ cuddly toy using #DesignYourSuperBear to be sold at Christmas - with 100% of the profits going to the NHS.


YOUR PARTNERS THROUGH IT ALL: TRADING UPDATE AND 2020 ANNUAL REPORT AND ACCOUNTS

21 April 2020

YOUR PARTNERS THROUGH IT ALL: TRADING UPDATE AND 2020 ANNUAL REPORT AND ACCOUNTS

The John Lewis Partnership publishes its 2020 Annual Report and Accounts and latest trading performance since COVID-19.


Waitrose to treble Rapid Deliveries and increase click & collect slots by 50%, 40% of Rapid slots will be reserved for the elderly and vulnerable

17 April 2020

Waitrose to treble Rapid Deliveries and increase click & collect slots by 50%, 40% of Rapid slots will be reserved for the elderly and vulnerable

Waitrose has announced that from today (17 April) the number of delivery slots available each week through its Waitrose & Partners Rapid service will more than treble giving over 2.5 million households the option to use the service to get the food and essentials they need.


SUPPORTING SUPPLIERS THROUGH COVID-19, WAITROSE DETAILS INITIATIVES TO SUPPORT ITS MOST VULNERABLE SUPPLIERS AND SOURCING COMMUNITIES

16 April 2020

SUPPORTING SUPPLIERS THROUGH COVID-19, WAITROSE DETAILS INITIATIVES TO SUPPORT ITS MOST VULNERABLE SUPPLIERS AND SOURCING COMMUNITIES

Waitrose today details a number of initiatives it has launched to support its most vulnerable suppliers during the COVID-19 pandemic.


JOHN LEWIS LAUNCHES VIRTUAL SERVICES AND EXPERIENCES TO MEET THE NEW NEEDS OF BRITAIN IN ISOLATION

14 April 2020

JOHN LEWIS LAUNCHES VIRTUAL SERVICES AND EXPERIENCES TO MEET THE NEW NEEDS OF BRITAIN IN ISOLATION

Expert nursery, home and styling advice services adapted to the evolving needs of customers will be available to access from home.


JOHN LEWIS PARTNERSHIP ANNOUNCES HELP FOR HEALTH WORKERS ON THE FRONTLINE

9 April 2020

JOHN LEWIS PARTNERSHIP ANNOUNCES HELP FOR HEALTH WORKERS ON THE FRONTLINE

Retailer creates wellbeing area for staff at NHS Nightingale London and joins forces with the BMA to deliver 60,000 essentials to key NHS staff.


Waitrose launches ‘Volunteer’s Shopping Card’ e-gift card to help those shopping for elderly, vulnerable and self-isolating customers

7 April 2020

Waitrose launches ‘Volunteer’s Shopping Card’ e-gift card to help those shopping for elderly, vulnerable and self-isolating customers

Waitrose has launched a dedicated e-gift card for self-isolating customers who want to organise payment for groceries delivered by volunteers, friends or other family members.


John Lewis Partnership thanks Partners for going above and beyond with recognition award and increased discount rate

3 April 2020

John Lewis Partnership thanks Partners for going above and beyond with recognition award and increased discount rate

All non-management Partners and first level managers working during April and May to receive an additional £25 per week worked. Partnership discount in Waitrose increased from 15% to 25% for all Partners across the Partnership, to remain permanently at 20% once the peak of the pandemic is over.


Waitrose Raises Contactless Payment Limit From £30 To £45

1 April 2020

Waitrose Raises Contactless Payment Limit From £30 To £45

Waitrose is raising the contactless payment limit, at its supermarkets and convenience shops from £30 to £45 to help customers minimise the need for contact while shopping.


JOHN LEWIS PARTNERSHIP WORKS WITH LEADING CHARITIES TO TACKLE ISOLATION AND FOOD SHORTAGES

28 March 2020

JOHN LEWIS PARTNERSHIP WORKS WITH LEADING CHARITIES TO TACKLE ISOLATION AND FOOD SHORTAGES

The John Lewis Partnership is joining forces with leading charities to boost support of the most vulnerable in society during the current crisis.


WAITROSE INTRODUCES NEW MEASURES TO PROTECT CUSTOMERS AND PARTNERS INCLUDING LIMITING CUSTOMER NUMBERS IN SHOPS

24 March 2020

WAITROSE INTRODUCES NEW MEASURES TO PROTECT CUSTOMERS AND PARTNERS INCLUDING LIMITING CUSTOMER NUMBERS IN SHOPS

Waitrose has today backed the Government’s plea for social distancing by announcing a set of strong, new measures to help its customers shop safely and to protect its Partners.


Waitrose & Partners and John Lewis & Partners outline measures to support NHS workers

22 March 2020

Waitrose & Partners and John Lewis & Partners outline measures to support NHS workers

All Waitrose shops will protect batches of ‘hard to find’ and essential stock exclusively for NHS workers. NHS staff will receive priority checkout treatment in all Waitrose supermarkets. John Lewis is donating comfort items and Easter gift food to local hospitals, to support workers.


John Lewis shops to close temporarily

21 March 2020

John Lewis shops to close temporarily

The John Lewis Partnership has taken the difficult decision to temporarily close all of its 50 John Lewis shops at close of business on Monday 23 March as a result of the impact of Coronavirus.


John Lewis Partnership announces new measures to support customers and the vulnerable

19 March 2020

John Lewis Partnership announces new measures to support customers and the vulnerable

The John Lewis Partnership, which includes Waitrose, has today announced new measures to help its shops meet the needs of customers with a particular focus on the elderly and the vulnerable.


UNAUDITED RESULTS FOR YEAR ENDED 25 JANUARY 2020

5 March 2020

UNAUDITED RESULTS FOR YEAR ENDED 25 JANUARY 2020

The John Lewis Partnership announces its full year results for year ended 25 January 2020


John Lewis & Partners introduces new labelling to encourage customers to hand down children’s clothing

29 February 2020

John Lewis & Partners introduces new labelling to encourage customers to hand down children’s clothing

To encourage a stronger culture of handing down clothing that children have outgrown, and reduce the amount which goes to landfill John Lewis & Partners is introducing a new message ‘Wear it, Love it, Hand it down’ on the labels attached to its own brand babywear and childrenswear clothing.


WAITROSE.COM LAUNCHES NATIONAL EXPANSION CAMPAIGN IN PREPARATION FOR ITS SPLIT FROM OCADO

28 February 2020

WAITROSE.COM LAUNCHES NATIONAL EXPANSION CAMPAIGN IN PREPARATION FOR ITS SPLIT FROM OCADO

Waitrose is this week starting a national online roll-out programme - adding its Waitrose.com online delivery service to 24 more of its shops across the country.


ARE PICKLED ONIONS AND KIPPERS THE NEW WAY TO SOMEONE'S HEART?

13 February 2020

ARE PICKLED ONIONS AND KIPPERS THE NEW WAY TO SOMEONE'S HEART?

Pickled onions, kippers and marmalade do not immediately say romance, but these are among the best selling Waitrose & Partners products being sent to loved ones abroad ahead of Valentine's Day this year.


NINA BHATIA APPOINTED AS EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, STRATEGY & COMMERCIAL DEVELOPMENT

4 February 2020

NINA BHATIA APPOINTED AS EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, STRATEGY & COMMERCIAL DEVELOPMENT

Nina Bhatia appointed as Executive Director, Strategy & Commercial Development.


JOHN LEWIS PARTNERSHIP ANNOUNCES NEW CHARITY PARTNERSHIPS TO CELEBRATE TWENTY YEARS OF UNIQUE PARTNER VOLUNTEERING SCHEME

28 January 2020

JOHN LEWIS PARTNERSHIP ANNOUNCES NEW CHARITY PARTNERSHIPS TO CELEBRATE TWENTY YEARS OF UNIQUE PARTNER VOLUNTEERING SCHEME

To celebrate 20 successful years of the John Lewis Partnership’s unique volunteering programme - The Golden Jubilee Trust (GJT) - two charities have been chosen to work with the Partnership closely during 2020.


JOHN LEWIS PARTNERSHIP SELLS PARCEL OF LAND AT LECKFORD ESTATE

17 January 2020

JOHN LEWIS PARTNERSHIP SELLS PARCEL OF LAND AT LECKFORD ESTATE

The John Lewis Partnership has today announced the sale completion of a parcel of land belonging to the Waitrose & Partners Farm at Leckford Estate in Hampshire.


JOHN LEWIS & PARTNERS AND THE NATIONAL CHILDBIRTH TRUST LINK UP TO SUPPORT PARENTS-TO-BE

15 January 2020

JOHN LEWIS & PARTNERS AND THE NATIONAL CHILDBIRTH TRUST LINK UP TO SUPPORT PARENTS-TO-BE

From today, expectant parents will benefit from a two year partnership between John Lewis & Partners and the National Childbirth Trust (NCT) the UK’s leading charity for parents.


CHRISTMAS TRADING STATEMENT FOR SEVEN WEEKS FROM 17 NOVEMBER 2019 - 4 JANUARY 2020

9 January 2020

CHRISTMAS TRADING STATEMENT FOR SEVEN WEEKS FROM 17 NOVEMBER 2019 - 4 JANUARY 2020

Gross sales at the John Lewis Partnership were down 1.8% versus last year to £2,167m.

RETAILERS BRACE FOR LAST MINUTE CHRISTMAS SHOPPING RUSH ON CHRISTMAS EVE

23 December 2019

RETAILERS BRACE FOR LAST MINUTE CHRISTMAS SHOPPING RUSH ON CHRISTMAS EVE

Waitrose & Partners and John Lewis & Partners predict everyday items (including bananas and double cream), novelty socks and gadgets will be top of last minute shopping lists this Christmas.


WAITROSE & PARTNERS STOCKS UP FOR ENVIRONMENTALLY-SAVVY SHOPPERS

20 December 2019

WAITROSE & PARTNERS STOCKS UP FOR ENVIRONMENTALLY-SAVVY SHOPPERS

The retailer has stocked up on loose vegetables this Christmas with environmentally-savvy shoppers increasingly wanting to buy loose produce rather than packaged.


DNANUDGE POP-UP LAUNCHES IN WAITROSE & PARTNERS CANARY WHARF AND JOHN LEWIS & PARTNERS, WHITE CITY

2 December 2019

DNANUDGE POP-UP LAUNCHES IN WAITROSE & PARTNERS CANARY WHARF AND JOHN LEWIS & PARTNERS, WHITE CITY

Offering shoppers the opportunity to try the world's first in-store genetic test that 'nudges' you to make healthier choices, based on your unique DNA plus your lifestyle.


JOHN LEWIS & PARTNERS BLACK FRIDAY 2019 UPDATE

29 November 2019

JOHN LEWIS & PARTNERS BLACK FRIDAY 2019 UPDATE

Bérangère Michel, Partner and Operations Director commented; “Our Black Friday event started last Friday. Our decision to start promotions earlier this year reflects the fact that Black Friday continues to extend across a longer period."


JOHN LEWIS AND WAITROSE JOIN WITH FARESHARE TO HOST CHRISTMAS DINNERS FOR VULNERABLE PEOPLE ACROSS THE UK

26 November 2019

JOHN LEWIS AND WAITROSE JOIN WITH FARESHARE TO HOST CHRISTMAS DINNERS FOR VULNERABLE PEOPLE ACROSS THE UK

More than 1000 people across the country have been invited to enjoy a festive feast hosted by Waitrose & Partners and John Lewis & Partners, as part of the retailers’ campaign to bring people together this Christmas.


WAITROSE & PARTNERS TO EXPORT TO JORDAN

22 November 2019

WAITROSE & PARTNERS TO EXPORT TO JORDAN

Waitrose & Partners is to export to Jordan for the first time from 23 November.


STYLISTS, BARISTAS AND PHOTOGRAPHERS TO GIVE WAITROSE AND JOHN LEWIS CUSTOMERS A TASTE OF THE FUTURE

19 November 2019

STYLISTS, BARISTAS AND PHOTOGRAPHERS TO GIVE WAITROSE AND JOHN LEWIS CUSTOMERS A TASTE OF THE FUTURE

Lincoln shop trial to give shoppers more access to the products, services and Partner skills of the John Lewis Partnership as part of plans to bring the two brands closer together.


JOHN LEWIS & PARTNERS AND WAITROSE & PARTNERS CREATE EXPERIMENTAL CONCEPT SHOP

18 November 2019

JOHN LEWIS & PARTNERS AND WAITROSE & PARTNERS CREATE EXPERIMENTAL CONCEPT SHOP

‘Experience playgrounds’ will take centre stage while in-store specialists will advise on everything from wine and gardening to interiors and technology as the John Lewis Partnership explores the future role of the shop in our customers' lives


JOHN LEWIS & PARTNERS AND WAITROSE & PARTNERS LAUNCH FIRST EVER JOINT CHRISTMAS TV ADVERT, 'EXCITABLE EDGAR'

14 November 2019

JOHN LEWIS & PARTNERS AND WAITROSE & PARTNERS LAUNCH FIRST EVER JOINT CHRISTMAS TV ADVERT, 'EXCITABLE EDGAR'

In their first ever joint Christmas campaign, John Lewis & Partners and Waitrose & Partners have come together to create an advert which tells the heartwarming story of a little girl and her friendship with an excitable young dragon.


SPEAKING YOUR LANGUAGE

11 November 2019

SPEAKING YOUR LANGUAGE

The John Lewis Partnership is helping customers feel more at home by helping them identify Partners at Waitrose and John Lewis stores that speak their language.


WAITROSE & PARTNERS FOOD AND DRINK REPORT 2019: A RETURN TO KINDNESS

6 November 2019

WAITROSE & PARTNERS FOOD AND DRINK REPORT 2019: A RETURN TO KINDNESS

Waitrose & Partners Food and Drink Report 2019-20 reveals posh crumpets, tahini, celery juice, skewers and pink drinks are among the year’s hottest food and drink trends


RESPONSE TO TREASURY SELECT COMMITTEE REPORT ON BUSINESS RATES

31 October 2019

RESPONSE TO TREASURY SELECT COMMITTEE REPORT ON BUSINESS RATES

Response from Chris Harris, Property Director at the John Lewis Partnership.


JOHN LEWIS PARTNERSHIP EXPANDS ITS CLICK & COLLECT NETWORK

31 October 2019

JOHN LEWIS PARTNERSHIP EXPANDS ITS CLICK & COLLECT NETWORK

After a decade building a leading distribution network, the John Lewis Partnership today announces it is trialling new commercial opportunities and the acquisition of new customers by providing access to its Click & Collect distribution network to third party retailers.


JOHN LEWIS & PARTNERS TESTS BLUEPRINT TO ENCOURAGE CUSTOMERS TO ‘REDUCE, REUSE AND RETURN’ PACKAGING

28 October 2019

JOHN LEWIS & PARTNERS TESTS BLUEPRINT TO ENCOURAGE CUSTOMERS TO ‘REDUCE, REUSE AND RETURN’ PACKAGING

John Lewis & Partners has today launched a major pilot at its Oxford shop to encourage a ‘reduce, reuse & return’ culture among customers which could provide a blueprint for other shops.


WAITROSE & PARTNERS ANNOUNCES NEW UAE SHOPS

22 October 2019

WAITROSE & PARTNERS ANNOUNCES NEW UAE SHOPS

Waitrose & Partners has opened a new shop in the UAE under licence with Fine Fare Food Market LLC (FFFM) and has confirmed plans for another.


JOHN LEWIS PARTNERSHIP TO STOP SELLING CHRISTMAS CRACKERS WITH PLASTIC TOYS INSIDE

21 October 2019

JOHN LEWIS PARTNERSHIP TO STOP SELLING CHRISTMAS CRACKERS WITH PLASTIC TOYS INSIDE

John Lewis & Partners and Waitrose & Partners have announced that this will be the last Christmas when they sell Christmas crackers with plastic toys inside.


JOHN LEWIS PARTNERSHIP SIGNS UP TO MENTAL HEALTH AT WORK COMMITMENT

21 October 2019

JOHN LEWIS PARTNERSHIP SIGNS UP TO MENTAL HEALTH AT WORK COMMITMENT

The John Lewis Partnership has joined forces with other UK businesses and mental health charities and non-governmental organisations in the most widespread collaboration of its kind to promote a nationwide commitment on improving mental health care in the workplace.


JOHN LEWIS & PARTNERS RETAIL REPORT 2019 REVEALS HOW JOMO REPLACED FOMO AND THE UK WAGED WAR ON PLASTIC

16 October 2019

JOHN LEWIS & PARTNERS RETAIL REPORT 2019 REVEALS HOW JOMO REPLACED FOMO AND THE UK WAGED WAR ON PLASTIC

John Lewis & Partners has released its annual retail report which looks back on the past 12 months and what shaped the year that has been.


WAITROSE MAKES CANNY MOVE WITH REMOVAL OF PLASTIC ON BESTSELLING STAPLE FOODS

14 October 2019

WAITROSE MAKES CANNY MOVE WITH REMOVAL OF PLASTIC ON BESTSELLING STAPLE FOODS

Waitrose is trialling the removal of plastic on thousands of multibuy cans as it continues to remove and reduce single use plastic.


RETAILERS JOIN TOGETHER TO LAUNCH MENTAL HEALTH SUPPORT FOR RETAIL WORKERS

10 October 2019

RETAILERS JOIN TOGETHER TO LAUNCH MENTAL HEALTH SUPPORT FOR RETAIL WORKERS

In a UK industry-first, seven leading retailers have joined together in an effort to improve the mental wellbeing of staff, with the help of Samaritans.


JOHN LEWIS PARTNERSHIP APPOINTS NEW PRESIDENT OF THE PARTNERSHIP COUNCIL

9 October 2019

JOHN LEWIS PARTNERSHIP APPOINTS NEW PRESIDENT OF THE PARTNERSHIP COUNCIL

The John Lewis Partnership today announces the appointment of a new President for its unique governing authority - the Partnership Council.


JOHN LEWIS & PARTNERS PILOTS A BUYBACK SCHEME WITH 20,000 CUSTOMERS TO HELP COMBAT CLOTHING WASTE

4 October 2019

JOHN LEWIS & PARTNERS PILOTS A BUYBACK SCHEME WITH 20,000 CUSTOMERS TO HELP COMBAT CLOTHING WASTE

Today, John Lewis & Partners is introducing an innovative and sustainable pilot at its Oxford shop, inviting their loyal, local customers to return preloved clothes in exchange for payment per item.


ACCELERATING OUR PLANS TO DELIVER DIFFERENTIATION AND INNOVATION

1 October 2019

ACCELERATING OUR PLANS TO DELIVER DIFFERENTIATION AND INNOVATION

Today, the John Lewis Partnership is announcing changes that will enable the organisation to be managed and operated as a single business.


ROB COLLINS, MANAGING DIRECTOR OF WAITROSE & PARTNERS, TO LEAVE THE JOHN LEWIS PARTNERSHIP

1 October 2019

ROB COLLINS, MANAGING DIRECTOR OF WAITROSE & PARTNERS, TO LEAVE THE JOHN LEWIS PARTNERSHIP

The John Lewis Partnership announces today that, after a 26-year career, Rob Collins has set out his intention to step down as Managing Director of Waitrose & Partners next year.


JOHN LEWIS & PARTNERS TO BE THE FIRST UK RETAILER TO OFFER NESTLE’S KITKAT RANGE OF BESPOKE AND HANDMADE KITKATS

23 September 2019

JOHN LEWIS & PARTNERS TO BE THE FIRST UK RETAILER TO OFFER NESTLE’S KITKAT RANGE OF BESPOKE AND HANDMADE KITKATS

This week (26 September), John Lewis & Partners will become the first UK retailer to sell Nestle’s KitKat Chocolatory luxury, and bespoke KitKats handcrafted by expert chocolatiers.


JOHN LEWIS & PARTNERS ANNOUNCES NEW, EXCLUSIVE QUALITY STREET SWEET

20 September 2019

JOHN LEWIS & PARTNERS ANNOUNCES NEW, EXCLUSIVE QUALITY STREET SWEET

John Lewis & Partners has announced that for this Christmas it’s adding a new, exclusive Quality Street sweet to the much loved 12 traditional sweets it will sell from next week (26 September).


UNAUDITED RESULTS FOR HALF YEAR ENDED 27 JULY 2019

12 September 2019

UNAUDITED RESULTS FOR HALF YEAR ENDED 27 JULY 2019

Focus on long-term investement and success despite short-term profit pressures.


JOHN LEWIS PARTNERSHIP APPOINTS FIRST INDEPENDENT DIRECTORS

9 September 2019

JOHN LEWIS PARTNERSHIP APPOINTS FIRST INDEPENDENT DIRECTORS

Dame Clare Tickell and Michael Herlihy have been appointed today as the Partnership’s first Independent Directors.


WAITROSE UNPACKED REFILLABLES TEST LAUNCHES IN CHELTENHAM AS RETAILER UNVEILS NEW LOOK STORE

6 September 2019

WAITROSE UNPACKED REFILLABLES TEST LAUNCHES IN CHELTENHAM AS RETAILER UNVEILS NEW LOOK STORE

Cheltenham becomes only the second store in the UK to introduce ‘Waitrose Unpacked’ where customers can choose from a selection of packaging-free products to test how customers might be prepared to shop differently, with the aim of saving thousands of tonnes of plastic.


JOHN LEWIS & PARTNERS ANNOUNCES PREDICTED TOP TEN TOYS FOR CHRISTMAS

29 August 2019

JOHN LEWIS & PARTNERS ANNOUNCES PREDICTED TOP TEN TOYS FOR CHRISTMAS

With just 19 weeks to go until the big day John Lewis & Partners has announced its predicted list of top ten toys to give this Christmas.


WAITROSE & PARTNERS AIMS TO HELP WIPE OUT SEWER BLOCKAGES

21 August 2019

WAITROSE & PARTNERS AIMS TO HELP WIPE OUT SEWER BLOCKAGES

Waitrose & Partners has become the first UK supermarket to achieve ‘Fine to Flush’ certification for its own label wet wipes.


WORLD'S FIRST BLUEPRINT FOR HUMAN ROBOT INTERACTION LAUNCHES

1 August 2019

WORLD'S FIRST BLUEPRINT FOR HUMAN ROBOT INTERACTION LAUNCHES

Small Robot Company joins forces with the John Lewis Partnership to create world's first blueprint for Human Robot Interaction (HRI) in the real world.


WAITROSE UNPACKED TEST TO LAUNCH IN MORE SHOPS AFTER POSITIVE RESPONSE IN OXFORD

1 August 2019

WAITROSE UNPACKED TEST TO LAUNCH IN MORE SHOPS AFTER POSITIVE RESPONSE IN OXFORD

Waitrose & Partners is to extend its ‘Unpacked’ test in Oxford beyond the original end date of 18 August and has committed to introducing elements of the concept into three more shops by the end of the year, after an overwhelmingly positive response.


WAITROSE & PARTNERS CLOSURE ANNOUNCEMENT

18 July 2019

WAITROSE & PARTNERS CLOSURE ANNOUNCEMENT

Waitrose & Partners has today (18 July) announced it is to close seven shops.


WAITROSE & PARTNERS INVESTS IN SERVICE COUNTERS WITH PLANS TO TRAIN FISHMONGERS AND BUTCHERS

14 June 2019

WAITROSE & PARTNERS INVESTS IN SERVICE COUNTERS WITH PLANS TO TRAIN FISHMONGERS AND BUTCHERS

Retailer unveils plans to place its service counters centre stage in order to differentiate its offer from competitors.


JOHN LEWIS & PARTNERS ANNOUNCES INTEGRATION OF HOME IMPROVEMENT SERVICES

11 June 2019

JOHN LEWIS & PARTNERS ANNOUNCES INTEGRATION OF HOME IMPROVEMENT SERVICES

John Lewis & Partners has today announced its plan to bring its two home improvement services businesses, Home Solutions and Opun, together as it progresses with its ambition to create a truly differentiated home improvement offer.


NEW REPORT CALLS ON GOVERNMENT TO MAKE OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH SERVICES TAX EXEMPT

11 June 2019

NEW REPORT CALLS ON GOVERNMENT TO MAKE OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH SERVICES TAX EXEMPT

The John Lewis Partnership today calls on the Government to make all occupational health services tax exempt, to encourage employer investment in the physical and mental health of workers.


JOHN LEWIS PARTNERSHIP APPOINTS SHARON WHITE AS CHAIRMAN

6 June 2019

JOHN LEWIS PARTNERSHIP APPOINTS SHARON WHITE AS CHAIRMAN

The John Lewis Partnership today announces the appointment of Sharon White as the Partnership’s sixth Chairman. She will take up the role when Sir Charlie Mayfield steps down in early 2020.


JOHN LEWIS & PARTNERS TO TRIAL A NEW VIRTUAL REALITY EXPERIENCE CALLED ‘VISUALISE YOUR SPACE’

6 June 2019

JOHN LEWIS & PARTNERS TO TRIAL A NEW VIRTUAL REALITY EXPERIENCE CALLED ‘VISUALISE YOUR SPACE’

Retailer to trial virtual reality experience to enable customers to visualise new products in their homes before they buy.


WAITROSE & PARTNERS UNPACKS A UNIQUE PLAN FOR FUTURE WAYS OF SHOPPING

4 June 2019

WAITROSE & PARTNERS UNPACKS A UNIQUE PLAN FOR FUTURE WAYS OF SHOPPING

Retailer to test concepts that could save thousands of tonnes of packaging and plastic.


WAITROSE & PARTNERS ANNOUNCES NEW CUSTOMER FULFILMENT CENTRE IN ENFIELD

24 May 2019

WAITROSE & PARTNERS ANNOUNCES NEW CUSTOMER FULFILMENT CENTRE IN ENFIELD

New Customer Fulfilment Centre in Enfield will support online growth, as Waitrose & Partners acquire a 110,000 sq ft property in North London that will open as a dedicated fulfilment centre for online customer orders in spring next year.


WAITROSE & PARTNERS REVEALS WINNERS OF £1MILLION FUND TO FIGHT PLASTIC POLLUTION

16 May 2019

WAITROSE & PARTNERS REVEALS WINNERS OF £1MILLION FUND TO FIGHT PLASTIC POLLUTION

From technology that tags fishing nets to plastic-eating fungi: Waitrose & Partners has revealed the projects it will be supporting with its unique £1 million grant fund designed to tackle plastic pollution.


WAITROSE & PARTNERS ANNOUNCES PLANS TO TREBLE THE SIZE OF ITS ONLINE OPERATIONS

16 May 2019

WAITROSE & PARTNERS ANNOUNCES PLANS TO TREBLE THE SIZE OF ITS ONLINE OPERATIONS

Waitrose & Partners today announces plans to treble the size of its successful online grocery operation to a £1bn business over the next three years, working in partnership with Today Development Partners (TDP).


JOHN LEWIS PARTNERSHIP ELECTED REPRESENTATIVES VOTE TO REFORM PENSION SCHEME

15 May 2019

JOHN LEWIS PARTNERSHIP ELECTED REPRESENTATIVES VOTE TO REFORM PENSION SCHEME

Following a year-long review and consultation with Partners, the John Lewis Partnership Council - a body made up of 58 democratically elected representatives who represent the views of Partners across the business - has voted for changes to the company’s pension scheme.


PARTNERS AT THE JOHN LEWIS PARTNERSHIP LOG A RECORD 24,500 HOURS THROUGH ITS UNIQUE VOLUNTEERING PROGRAMME

2 May 2019

PARTNERS AT THE JOHN LEWIS PARTNERSHIP LOG A RECORD 24,500 HOURS THROUGH ITS UNIQUE VOLUNTEERING PROGRAMME

Partners log a record 24,500 hours through our unique Golden Jubilee Trust volunteering programme.


JOHN LEWIS PARTNERSHIP PLC PUBLISHES ANNUAL REPORT AND ACCOUNTS AND CORPORATE RESPONSIBILITY REPORT FOR 2019

25 April 2019

JOHN LEWIS PARTNERSHIP PLC PUBLISHES ANNUAL REPORT AND ACCOUNTS AND CORPORATE RESPONSIBILITY REPORT FOR 2019

The John Lewis Partnership today published its Annual Report and Accounts and Corporate Responsibility Report for 2019.


JOHN LEWIS PARTNERSHIP SUPPORTS RETHINK RETAIL

10 April 2019

JOHN LEWIS PARTNERSHIP SUPPORTS RETHINK RETAIL

The John Lewis Partnership is supporting a new initiative to promote retail as a career of choice and showcase the wide range of career opportunities in retail.


HRH THE PRINCE OF WALES VISITS WAITROSE & PARTNERS’ HEADQUARTERS

4 April 2019

HRH THE PRINCE OF WALES VISITS WAITROSE & PARTNERS’ HEADQUARTERS

HRH The Prince of Wales officially opened the new Waitrose & Partners Food Innovation Studio today


NEW EXPERIMENTAL PACKAGING SHOWN TO HRH THE PRINCE OF WALES AS HE OPENS WAITROSE & PARTNERS FOOD INNOVATION STUDIO

4 April 2019

NEW EXPERIMENTAL PACKAGING SHOWN TO HRH THE PRINCE OF WALES AS HE OPENS WAITROSE & PARTNERS FOOD INNOVATION STUDIO

Waitrose & Partners has joined forces with Scottish biotec company CuanTec to work on a new film for food packaging made out of waste langoustine shells.


JOHN LEWIS & PARTNERS SIGNS UP TO THE UK PLASTICS PACT

26 March 2019

JOHN LEWIS & PARTNERS SIGNS UP TO THE UK PLASTICS PACT

John Lewis & Partners has joined the UK Plastics Pact a collaborative initiative, established by not for profit organisation WRAP, to create a circular economy for plastics.


JOHN LEWIS PARTNERSHIP PLEDGES NET ZERO CARBON EMISSIONS BY 2050

20 March 2019

JOHN LEWIS PARTNERSHIP PLEDGES NET ZERO CARBON EMISSIONS BY 2050

The John Lewis Partnership announced today it will reduce its operational greenhouse gas emissions to net zero by 2050 at the latest, without purchasing offsets, in line with the pathway set by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) to limit global warming to 1.5C.


THE THINGS WE DO IN OUR LIVING ROOMS REPORT

13 March 2019

THE THINGS WE DO IN OUR LIVING ROOMS REPORT

The living room has replaced the kitchen as the heart of UK homes but we’re not relaxing on three piece suites anymore, and now we’re working in this space too!


WAITROSE & PARTNERS TO SELL FIVE SHOPS

7 March 2019

WAITROSE & PARTNERS TO SELL FIVE SHOPS

Waitrose & Partners has today (7 March) confirmed that it has exchanged contracts for the sale of the five shops to various parties (figures provided are shop sales areas)


UNAUDITED RESULTS FOR YEAR ENDING 26 JANUARY 2019

7 March 2019

UNAUDITED RESULTS FOR YEAR ENDING 26 JANUARY 2019

Investment programme and financial strength maintained despite a challenging retail market


THE JOHN LEWIS FOUNDATION LAUNCHES PARTNERSHIP WITH WATERAID

4 March 2019

THE JOHN LEWIS FOUNDATION LAUNCHES PARTNERSHIP WITH WATERAID

The John Lewis Foundation launches partnership with WaterAid to empower artisan communities in India with clean water.


WAITROSE & PARTNERS STATEMENT - OCADO

27 February 2019

WAITROSE & PARTNERS STATEMENT - OCADO

Waitrose & Partners confirms that following careful review of the relationship its commercial arrangement with Ocado will come to an end in September 2020, in line with contractual terms.


JOHN LEWIS PARTNERSHIP RECOGNISED AS DISABILITY CONFIDENT LEADER

26 February 2019

JOHN LEWIS PARTNERSHIP RECOGNISED AS DISABILITY CONFIDENT LEADER

The John Lewis Partnership has achieved Disability Confident Leader status - the highest accreditation in the Department for Work and Pensions’ scheme which recognises and supports employers who recruit and retain people with disabilities.


THE JOHN LEWIS PARTNERSHIP SHORTLISTS SIX ENTREPRENEURS FOR ITS INNOVATION PROGRAMME

18 February 2019

THE JOHN LEWIS PARTNERSHIP SHORTLISTS SIX ENTREPRENEURS FOR ITS INNOVATION PROGRAMME

The John Lewis Partnership today announced that following a competitive pitch day for its retail innovation programme JLAB, it will continue discussions with six businesses who could transform how we shop in the future.


WAITROSE & PARTNERS LAUNCHES £1M INITIATIVE TO TACKLE UK PLASTIC POLLUTION

28 January 2019

WAITROSE & PARTNERS LAUNCHES £1M INITIATIVE TO TACKLE UK PLASTIC POLLUTION

Waitrose & Partners will today launch a £1 million grant fund to give money to projects designed to reduce unnecessary plastic and tackle plastic pollution.


JOHN LEWIS & PARTNERS ANNOUNCES THE CLOSURE OF KNIGHT & LEE

23 January 2019

JOHN LEWIS & PARTNERS ANNOUNCES THE CLOSURE OF KNIGHT & LEE

John Lewis & Partners today announced that it will close Knight & Lee & Partners in Southsea, which at 35,000 sq ft is the smallest full line shop in its estate, in July 2019.


CHANGES TO WAITROSE & PARTNERS AND JOHN LEWIS & PARTNERS MANAGEMENT BOARDS

17 January 2019

CHANGES TO WAITROSE & PARTNERS AND JOHN LEWIS & PARTNERS MANAGEMENT BOARDS

John Lewis Partnership announces changes to Waitrose & Partners and John Lewis & Partners management boards.


WAITROSE & PARTNERS HITS TARGET TO REMOVE BLACK PLASTIC FROM HUNDREDS OF PRODUCTS

14 January 2019

WAITROSE & PARTNERS HITS TARGET TO REMOVE BLACK PLASTIC FROM HUNDREDS OF PRODUCTS

Waitrose & Partners has hit its target to remove black plastic from hundreds of products as part of its overall aim to eradicate black plastic from all its own-label products.


JOHN LEWIS PARTNERSHIP CHRISTMAS TRADING STATEMENT FOR SEVEN WEEKS TO 5 JANUARY 2019

10 January 2019

JOHN LEWIS PARTNERSHIP CHRISTMAS TRADING STATEMENT FOR SEVEN WEEKS TO 5 JANUARY 2019

Gross sales at the John Lewis Partnership were up 1.4% versus last year to £2,207m. Waitrose & Partners gross sales (excluding fuel) were £1,047m, up 0.2% versus last year and up 0.3% on a like-for-like basis, despite reduced promotional activity. John Lewis & Partners gross sales were £1,160m, up 2.5% versus last year and up 1.0% on a like-for-like basis and outperformed the market by 2.0%