John Lewis Partnership to remove products made in Russia

Friday 4 March 2022

The John Lewis Partnership is removing from sale products in Waitrose and John Lewis that are made in Russia. 

This means that, from today, we will no longer sell two products - one Russian Vodka in Waitrose and one line of pizza oven pellets in John Lewis.

We’re working with our suppliers to review products that have components of Russian origin and will be seeking to mitigate further exposure to the region.


About the John Lewis Partnership

The John Lewis Partnership owns and operates two of Britain's best-loved retail brands - John Lewis and Waitrose. Started as a radical idea nearly a century ago, the Partnership is the largest employee-owned business in the UK and amongst the largest in the world, with approximately 80,000 employees who are all Partners in the business. For all intents and purposes, the Partnership is a social enterprise; the profits made are reinvested into the business - for customers and Partners. John Lewis operates 34 shops plus one outlet across the UK as well as Waitrose has 331 shops in England, Scotland, Wales and the Channel Islands, including 59 convenience branches, and another 27 shops at Welcome Break locations. Our omnichannel business includes the online grocery service,, as well as specialist online shops, including for wine and for plants and flowers.


John Lewis Partnership

John Lewis and Waitrose press office
Tel: 01344 825080