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John Lewis to introduce flexible working for all HQ staff

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Bosses at John Lewis and Waitrose have confirmed they will introduce flexible working for staff at the employee-owned retailer based at the company’s head...

John Lewis unveils plans to move into home rental market

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Department store John Lewis has announced plans to build 10,000 rental homes over the next few years to help address the national housing crisis. Around...

The Department Store dilemma

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Unfortunately for many department stores, the pandemic has been a final blow in the battle with online retail, spiralling real estate costs and difficulty...

Selfridges put up for sale with £4bn price tag

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The Weston family has reportedly lined up Credit Suisse to explore a sale, prompted by an approach for the business. The sale would include the...

Final Debenhams stores shut as chain’s 243-year history ends

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Debenhams has shut its doors for the final time in its 243-year history. The historic department store chain has closed its remaining 28 stores across...

Former John Lewis boss Paula Nickolds joins Sainsbury’s

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Sainsbury’s has hired the former boss of John Lewis to take charge of its clothing and homeware operations. The supermarket giant said Paula Nickolds will...

Debenhams reveals closing details for final 49 stores

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Debenhams has said that its last stores will close on May 15 for the final time as it encouraged shoppers to take advantage of...

John Lewis targets young families with launch of cheaper product range

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John Lewis is to launch a new cheaper range of products amid concerns that the department store giant is not widely seen as “good...
John Lewis Closures

John Lewis to permanently shut eight more stores with 1,465 jobs at risk

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John Lewis is to shut eight more stores in a move which will put 1,465 jobs at risk. The department store retailer told staff on...

M&S announces proposal to redevelop Marble Arch store

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M&S has begun to engage the community on the proposed future redevelopment of one of its two stores on Oxford Street – Marble Arch. Under...