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John Lewis closes eight stores with expected loss of 1,300 jobs | Business

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 …

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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 …

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John Lewis appoints Pippa Wicks as executive director | Business

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 …

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John Lewis launches virtual services and experiences to meet the needs of Britain in isolation

Launching today, John Lewis will be boosting support for today’s ‘Virtual Britain’ by transforming and adapting its in-store services and taking them online for the first time to meet the evolving needs of Britain in isolation. The free and bookable, advice-driven appointments will enable the retailer to provide core services to support the nation during …

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Coronavirus round-up: Boots, Debenhams, IMRG, Naked Wines, John Lewis Partnership, ONS and more

We’re reporting on the effect of the Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic on the way UK shoppers buy – and on how retailers are responding to that changing behaviour. This update comes as 60,733 positive cases have been confirmed by Public Health England as of 9am on April 8 and 7,097 people have died. Daily figures show …

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John Lewis staff bonus hits lowest level for 67 years | Business

John Lewis and Waitrose staff are to receive a bonus of only 2%, their lowest payout in 67 years after the company reported a 23% fall in profits. The John Lewis Partnership, which is owned by its staff through a trust, said profits fell to £123m in the year to 25 January, its third consecutive …

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John Lewis launches hand-me-down clothing drive | Business

John Lewis is tackling fashion waste by launching a hand-me-down drive with extended name labels attached to children’s coats that can be easily amended by parents. The department store chain is introducing organic cotton labelling inside its own-brand children’s coats so the new owner can cross out the name of the last person and write …

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Does John Lewis warning of closures mean department stores are doomed? | Business

So it seems John Lewis is contemplating doing the unthinkable, with the middle classes’s favourite retailer hinting at store closures as it too is engulfed by the high street crisis. Department stores are in the frontline of the retail downturn: rival chains House of Fraser and Debenhams are hitting financial trouble as changing shopping habits …

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New John Lewis boss warns staff of store closures and job losses | Business

The new chair of the John Lewis Partnership has warned of potential store closures and job losses as part of a plan to shore up its finances. Sharon White told this week’s private meeting of the employee-owned group’s staff council that it faced making “difficult decisions about stores and about jobs” during what was its …

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Grieving mother faces shock £24,000 John Lewis card bill | Money

My 80-year-old mother has received an inexplicable credit card bill for nearly £24,000. She acquired a John Lewis Partnership card in 2016 with a credit limit of £3,000. In 2017 she set up a direct debit to pay the bills and received monthly statements to show the balance was cleared. In August 2019 her card …

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