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Marks & Spencer raises profits outlook

Marks & Spencer has increased its annual profits outlook for the second time in less than three months after a sales rebound, but warned...

Marks and Spencer worker hails optional pronoun badges as important for ‘allyship’

The introduction of optional pronoun name badges for Marks & Spencer employees has been praised. After a suggestion from an employee, M&S workers have...

Very launches “Very best excuses” Christmas ad

As the festive season draws nearer, multi-category online retailer Very continues to build momentum around its Very Best Excuses campaign, with a new 60...

From 2007 to 2021 – A history of John Lewis Christmas ads

The annual John Lewis Christmas advert – now a highly anticipated staple of the festive season – this year stars space-traveller Skye and her...
A scene from the 2021 John Lewis Christmas ad. (John Lewis/PA)

John Lewis festive ad stars young alien experiencing first Christmas – Watch now

A young alien experiencing her first Christmas – complete with mince pies and novelty jumper – is the star of this year’s John Lewis...

John Lewis reveals the best-selling products of the past year

The digital revolution has finally caught up with John Lewis shoppers as the department store revealed it has stopped selling filing cabinets. Bosses also revealed...

Selfridges launch 2021 Christmas shop

With 12 weeks to go to Christmas, Selfridges London opens its Christmas Shop helping customers to plan and prepare for festive moments to dream...

John Lewis Partnership narrows losses despite £54m hit from redundancies

The John Lewis Partnership (JLP) has narrowed its losses despite taking a £54 million hit from redundancies. The retail giant unveiled a £29 million pre-tax...

Department Stores – what does the future hold?

The huge increase in online shopping over the past decade or so has had a major impact on department stores, with many consumers turning...

John Lewis to recruit 7,000 temporary workers for Christmas period

The John Lewis Partnership has revealed plans to recruit more than 7,000 temporary roles across the country this Christmas. Bosses at the employee-owned business behind...