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UK: John Lewis FY profit fall “better than expected” Richard Woodard | 7 Mar 12

Retail business the John Lewis Partnership posted a smaller full-year profit for the year to 28 January, but still outstripped its own expectations.

UK: John Lewis posts "outstanding" Christmas sales Petah Marian | 4 Jan 12

John Lewis has reported a jump in sales over the Christmas period, with fashion and beauty recording strong growth.

UK: John Lewis to highlight British-made products Leonie Barrie | 4 Nov 11

Department store retailer John Lewis is to show its support of British manufacturing by putting a 'Made in UK' logo on more than 4,000 products from next year.

UK: John Lewis H1 profits hit by "challenging" trading Petah Marian | 14 Sep 11

John Lewis reported a decline in first-half profit amid "continuing challenging trading conditions," but has accelerated investments in its future growth.

just-style management briefing: Industry action on inappropriate children's wear Ben Cooper | 5 Aug 11

Working conditions in the supply chain and environmental concerns may have been the primary CSR hotspots for the clothing sector in recent years, but this year has brought into clear relief the level of public concern over the commercialisation and sexualisation of children.

UK: M&S appoints e-commerce director Chris Brook-Carter | 22 Jul 11

David Walmsley has been appointed to help lead Marks and Spencer's e-commerce business.

UK: John Lewis set to increase UK stores Katie Smith | 22 Jul 11

Department store chain John Lewis is planning to open department stores across the UK this year, to support its accelerated growth strategy.

UK: Retailers sign up to guidance on children's wear | 6 Jun 11

Retailers are being urged to sign up to new 'good practice' guidelines for stores selling children's clothing, joining firms including George, Next, Marks & Spencer, Sainsbury's and Tesco who helped develop the code.

UK: Survey reveals top ten UK retail websites | 3 Jun 11

Clothing retailers Next and Marks & Spencer (M&S) have been ranked among the UK's online retailers, according to research by retail analyst Verdict.

UK: John Lewis reports weekly sales dip | 3 Jun 11

UK department store John Lewis has reported a slight sales decline over the past week amid warmer weather.

Retail Week Conference 2011: Quote/unquote Joe Ayling | 17 Mar 11

Over the past two days just-style attended the Retail Week Conference 2011 in London. Key themes included the consumer environment, price inflation, emerging markets and e-commerce. Here is a collection of comments from the event.

UK: John Lewis keeps stores "at heart" of strategy Joe Ayling | 17 Mar 11

Department store chain John Lewis has found that its customers who use both shops and e-commerce are spending more.

UK: John Lewis reports 22% FY profit surge | 10 Mar 11

UK department store chain John Lewis has reported higher full-year profits, attributed to value, multi-channel growth and new formats.

UK: Marks and Spencer wins retail award Joe Ayling | 2 Mar 11

UK clothing retailer Marks and Spencer (M&S) has been voted the UK's top clothing retailer by Verdict Research’s annual poll of consumers.

Primark trading update: what the analysts say Joe Ayling | 28 Feb 11

Associated British Foods (ABF), the parent of value retailer Primark, today (28 February) indicated that trading at the fashion chain had been depressed since the start of the year.

UK: John Lewis appoints new fashion buying director | 1 Feb 11

UK department store chain has appointed Susanne Given as its new buying director for fashion.

UK: John Lewis buoyed by lingerie sales | 23 Dec 10

UK department store chain John Lewis has seen its overall festive sales boosted by last-minute lingerie purchases.

October management briefing: Part III - Future fashion predictions | 27 Oct 10

Trend forecasters and cool-hunters have spawned a global sub-sector of the fashion industry, with university courses, computer software and academic research making a science out of predicting fashion's 'next big thing.'

UK: John Lewis reports strong first half | 16 Sep 10

The John Lewis Partnership has reported a significant rise in first half pre-tax profits on the back of strong sales at Waitrose, online and a 19.3% rise in fashion sales.

AUSTRIA: Knapp buys Dürkopp Fördertechnik | 13 Jul 10

Warehouse automation supplier Knapp AG has bought Dürkopp Adler's overhead conveyor systems subsidiary Dürkopp Fördertechnik, for an undisclosed sum.

UK: John Lewis to ban mulesed wool, says PETA Joe Ayling | 22 Jun 10

Department store retailer John Lewis Partnership is taking a stand against mulesing, according to animal rights group PETA.

UK: World Cup has mixed impact on fashion sales | 17 Jun 10

The UK high street is expected to see mixed fortunes from the nation's current interest in the World Cup tournament, according to the latest research.

ANALYSIS: Limbo the risk as Sir Stuart takes his bow Richard Woodard | 25 May 10

You could hardly blame Sir Stuart Rose for feeling a little demob happy as he presided over his last set of Marks & Spencer full-year results.

In the money: Can brands bounce back? | 26 Mar 10

Buoyant first-half sales posted last week by department store retailer Debenhams were helped by the return of the re-launched Principles label. But what has happened to other brand names rescued from the brink over the past year or so? Richard Woodard finds out.

UK: John Lewis cautious despite 10% FY profit hike | 11 Mar 10

UK retail giant John Lewis Partnership remains cautious about the prospects for 2010, despite reporting a 9.7% rise in underlying full-year pre-tax profit to GBP306.6m (US$461.4m).

UK: M&S backs green investments Simon Warburton | 3 Mar 10

The boss of Marks and Spencer (M&S) has strongly defended its policy of investing in sustainability, insisting it will grow the business at a conference in London today (3 March).

UK: John Lewis issues caution despite recent form Simon Warburton | 3 Mar 10

John Lewis Partnership has expressed satisfaction at its results to be announced imminently, although cautions of a tough year ahead.

UK: Watchdog criticises bra fitting standards | 25 Jan 10

Consumer watchdog Which has highlighted widely varying standards in high street bra fitting services.

UK: John Lewis retail boss retires | 7 Jan 10

John Lewis' retail director Gareth Thomas is to take early retirement. Thomas has been with the UK-based retailer for 30 years, and a member of the John Lewis management board for the last decade.

UK: Christmas fashion sales soar at John Lewis | 5 Jan 10

John Lewis has posted a 15.8% rise in total sales at its department stores division for the five weeks to 2 January, driven by demand for its fashion and homeware lines.





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