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Tag: John Lewis

Black Friday is the thief of retailers’ Christmas gladness | Business

For Dr Seuss it was the Grinch that stole Christmas in order to put an end to the festive cheer of the residents of Whoville. Now modern-day retailers have found their own way to stop Christmas from coming: Black Friday, the discount bonanza that today rivals Advent for its role in the countdown to the …

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As it’s the season of goodwill, praise be for these customer services | Money

Since it’s the season of goodwill, let’s hear it for companies that got it right. Even John Lewis, whose failings have become a dismayingly common theme in my post bag: Our old dishwasher no longer worked when reinstalled in our new kitchen. Neither kitchen supplier, nor the installer, took responsibility, so we ordered a new …

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Online Christmas Day spending expected to exceed £1bn | Business

Shoppers are forecast to spend more than £1bn online on Christmas Day after retailers lowered prices on Christmas Eve and the last-minute dash to the high street failed to materialise. The number of people visiting high streets, shopping centres and retail parks was down nearly 8% by midday on 24 December compared with last year, …

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Retailers slash prices in hope of bumper Super Saturday | Business

Retailers have slashed prices further as they pin their hopes on a bumper trading day as shoppers head out for one of the biggest spending days before Christmas. Topshop and Miss Selfridge have increased their discounts to up to 60%, from 40% and 50% respectively earlier in the week. Jigsaw, Peacocks and House of Fraser …

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Ocado product range ‘will be bigger and better’ under M&S deal | Business

Ocado has said its product range will be 50% bigger and offer lower prices and better quality products when it switches from Waitrose to Marks & Spencer next year. The online grocer’s finance chief, Duncan Tatton-Brown, said it will stock 6,000 M&S products, compared with the 4,000 it sells as part of its supply deal …

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Christmas tree lights bought online could pose fire hazard | Money

Consumers are being told of the dangers of buying “cheap and cheerful” Christmas tree lights through online marketplaces, after a new investigation revealed that nearly half those it tested could cause a fire or electric shock. Consumer group Which? carried out a series of tests according to the electrical safety standard, which products must pass …

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John Lewis reports record sales week thanks to Black Friday | Business

Black Friday helped John Lewis ring up its best-ever week of sales with a 9.5% rise over 10 days. The department store said sales via its mobile app rose 43% and several of its high street branches achieved record sales, adding to evidence that the annual discounting event gave retailers a much-needed boost. Fashion and …

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Why does John Lewis act as if it is above the law? | Money

In May this year, my husband bought me a pair of Sony in-ear headphones from one of the John Lewis stores in London. I soon discovered that they did not hold their charge, and then a week ago they stopped charging at all. We live near Tunbridge Wells, so took them back to this store. …

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How our home delivery habit reshaped the world | Technology

A decade ago, the British department-store chain John Lewis built itself a long warehouse, painted in gradations of sky blue. The shed, as it is called in the industry, cost £100m and covered 650,000 sq ft. Windsor Castle could easily fit inside it. John Lewis named the shed Magna Park 1, after the site where …

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Supermarket luxury mince pies – ranked | Business

This year’s best mince pies are from Marks & Spencer, according to baking experts at Which?, with Iceland the much cheaper runner-up. The panel blind-tested 11 supermarket premium mince pies to uncover the most delicious, as well as the blandest, wettest and least appetising. The best buy went to M&S Collection Mince Pies, priced at …

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