Department stores have been in decline for years; the rise of online retailing is relentless; and the pandemic is accelerating shopping trends. Even so, John Lewis’s plan to close a supposedly flagship store in the centre of Birmingham – opened as recently as 2015 – was a shocker on another bleak day for retailing jobs.
Boots and John Lewis have announced plans to cut 5,300 jobs and close stores on another bleak day for the UK high street. Boots is cutting 4,000 jobs – or 7% of its workforce – by closing 48 opticians outlets and reducing staff at its head office in Nottingham as well as some management and
Boots to cut 4,000 jobs as John Lewis to shut eight stores, putting 1,300 jobs at risk – business live | Business
More than 20 John Lewis stores have reopened from the lockdown, with another 21 due to open later this month. Here’s the details: ABOUT JOHN LEWIS SHOP REOPENINGS Kingston and Poole reopened on Monday 15 June. Bluewater, Cambridge, Cheadle, Cheltenham, High Wycombe, Horsham, Ipswich, Norwich, Nottingham, Solihull, and Welwyn reopened on Thursday 18 June. Peter
The coronavirus lockdown has prompted some of the UK’s most prominent companies to announce large-scale job losses. The aviation, automotive and retail sectors have been among the worst hit, as businesses adjust to dramatically reduced revenue projections. While the government’s job retention scheme has so far protected millions of jobs, fears are mounting that unemployment
John Lewis appoints Pippa Wicks to the job of ensuring its department stores stay relevant post-Covid 19
Image courtesy of John Lewis John Lewis has appointed Pippa Wicks from the Co-op Group as executive director for John Lewis, a job in which the key challenge will be to ensure that the department store stays relevant as shoppers move further online following the Covid-19 pandemic. In the new role, which she starts
John Lewis has appointed a senior Co-op executive who was previously a management consultant, to head its department store chain. Pippa Wicks, who starts in August, replaces Paula Nickolds, the John Lewis ‘lifer’ who stepped down in February with a £900,000 payoff after three years in charge when profits dived from more than £250m to