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Brands take action to end modern slavery in UK factories Michelle Russell | 13 Nov 18

John Lewis, M&S and Next Plc are among a raft of British fashion retail giants to have signed a joint agreement with enforcement bodies to try to combat the exploitation of workers by UK fashion and textile manufacturers.


John Lewis chairman Sir Charlie Mayfield to step down Beth Wright | 7 Nov 18

The John Lewis Partnership has announced its chairman, Sir Charlie Mayfield, will step down in 2020.


John Lewis proposes 200 job cuts amid rebrand Michelle Russell | 5 Sep 18

UK department store retailer John Lewis has put around 200 back-of-house jobs at risk of redundancy as the company launches a multimillion-pound rebrand.


John Lewis FY profits tumble 77% Beth Wright | 8 Mar 18

A "particularly strong" performance in womenswear led The John Lewis Partnership to a 3.2% sales increase in its fashion division for the full year but it was not enough to offset a 77% drop in group earnings.


M&S procurement head to join John Lewis Michelle Russell | 5 Feb 18

UK department store group John Lewis has appointed Marks & Spencer's head of procurement, Roger Davies, as its group procurement director after nearly a decade with the retailer.


John Lewis warns on FY profit despite Christmas sales hike Beth Wright | 11 Jan 18

Despite a sales rise in the Christmas trading period, the John Lewis Partnership has issued a profit warning for the full year as the pressure on margin seen in the first half has intensified.


John Lewis rolls out 'concierge style' shopping experience Beth Wright | 25 Oct 17

UK department store group John Lewis is to offer customers a new 'concierge style' shopping experience at its Oxford store as part of its plans reinvent the department store.


John Lewis applauds "standout" H1 womenswear sales Hannah Abdulla | 14 Sep 17

The John Lewis Partnership has reported "standout" demand for its womenswear that led to a 3.5% sales increase in its fashion division for the first half of the year. 


John Lewis "surprised" at gender neutral reaction Beth Wright | 6 Sep 17

UK department store group John Lewis says it is surprised by the reaction it received earlier this week regarding its decision to go "gender neutral" with its boys' and girls' clothing.


John Lewis full-year fashion sales grow 3.8% Michelle Russell | 9 Mar 17

UK department store group John Lewis saw growth in fashion sales in its last fiscal year thanks to investment in its brands and supply chain capabilities.


John Lewis puts over 700 jobs under review Michelle Russell | 24 Feb 17

UK department store retailer John Lewis says it is reviewing more than 700 jobs as part of plans to restructure some of its in-store business.


John Lewis utilises data platform for personalisation Beth Wright | 11 Jan 17

UK department store retailer John Lewis is utilising marketing platform Monetate to tap into a range of data which the company says will allow it to bring a customer-centric approach to its website.


John Lewis names Nickolds as managing director Beth Wright | 25 Oct 16

UK department store retailer John Lewis has promoted commercial director Paula Nickolds as its new managing director, following the departure of Andy Street last month.


John Lewis MD Street steps down for political role Michelle Russell | 30 Sep 16

Andy Street, the managing director of UK department store retailer John Lewis, has stepped down from his role following a 31-year career with the group. 


UK retailers key to domestic manufacturing growth Michelle Russell | 24 May 16

With the value of the UK clothing market set to soar over the next five years, and consumers taking more of an interest in the origin and quality of the garments they buy, new opportunities are opening up for retailers to  play up to the strengths of sourcing closer to consumers. 


John Lewis FY fashion sales boosted by investment Michelle Russell | 10 Mar 16

UK department store group John Lewis saw growth in fashion sales last fiscal, and an increase in the division's market share, thanks to investment in its brands.


John Lewis reports "robust" Christmas trading Michelle Russell | 6 Jan 16

UK department store retailer John Lewis posted a robust Christmas performance, with fashion making a positive contribution to its results. 


Tips for developing the right apparel sourcing strategy Katie Smith | 13 Oct 15

When it comes to developing or adapting an apparel brand or retailer's production strategy, there are six key factors to consider, according to one industry expert. While flexibility, communication and the right partnerships each have a role to play, it's also important to combine quality, speed and compliance.


John Lewis adds productivity director in management reshuffle Leonie Barrie | 10 Sep 15

Retailer John Lewis Partnership has reshuffled its senior management team – including the addition of the new role of group productivity director – as it booked a 26% drop in first half profits.


John Lewis adds productivity director in management reshuffle Leonie Barrie | 10 Sep 15

Retailer John Lewis Partnership has reshuffled its senior management team – including the addition of the new role of group productivity director – as it booked a 26% drop in first half profits.


Where next for sustainability in fashion? Katie Smith | 14 Aug 15

It is easy to underestimate the complexity of sustainability in the apparel supply chain. But while there are no simple solutions, industry experts believe improvements can come about through social change, collaboration and innovation.


John Lewis sets sustainable cotton target Michelle Russell | 27 Apr 15

Department store retailer John Lewis has set a target to buy 25% of its cotton from more sustainable sources by the end of 2015/16 and 50% by the end of 2020/21.


Supply chain investment an ongoing focus for John Lewis Katie Smith | 12 Mar 15

Investments in supply chain and systems at John Lewis’s namesake business will exceed that in new stores and refurbishment this year, the department store retailer has revealed, after booking full-year profit and sales growth.


John Lewis hails "market beating" Christmas results Katie Smith | 5 Jan 15

Department store retailer John Lewis delivered a market beating performance during the Christmas trading period, with the standout being strong Black Friday sales


Online fashion retailer Boohoo bans angora Katie Smith | 23 Dec 14

Online fashion retailer Boohoo has become the latest retailer to ban the use of angora in its products following pressure from animal rights group PETA.


Lacoste joins ban on angora Michelle Russell | 8 Dec 14

French fashion brand Lacoste has become the latest company to end the use of angora in its future clothing and accessories collections.


John Lewis appoints Woodhouse as acting CFO Michelle Russell | 28 Nov 14

UK department store retailer John Lewis has promoted company executive Loraine Woodhouse to the role of acting group finance director.


M&S hires new CFO from John Lewis Michelle Russell | 17 Nov 14

UK retailer Marks & Spencer has appointed John Lewis finance chief Helen Weir as its next CFO.


Monsoon Accessorize joins ban on angora Katie Smith | 29 Oct 14

UK apparel and accessories retailer Monsoon Accessorize has become the latest company to end the use of angora in its future clothing and accessories collections.


UK department store market grows despite falling traffic Michelle Russell | 7 Oct 14

The UK department store market has recorded 21.4% growth in the past five years, even though shoppers have abandoned the format in favour of sector specialists and online pureplays.

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