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February 07, 2016 5:07 PM ET

Food and Staples Retailing

Company Overview of John Lewis Partnership plc

Company Overview

John Lewis Partnership plc engages in the retail business in the United Kingdom. The company operates stores under the brands John Lewis and Waitrose. Its John Lewis stores offer fashion, beauty, home, giftware, electrical, and technology products; and treatments for nails, brows, and lashes, as well as facials, massages, waxing, and tanning. The company’s Waitrose stores offer a range of products, including fruits, vegetables, bacon, sausages, ice cream, wines, cheeses, and honey; vitamin and mineral tablets; organic milk, eggs, mince beef, Scottish salmon fillets, and chicken; and bulbs, seeds, flowers, plants, tools, and garden care products. It operates 31 John Lewis department stores, 1...

Partnership House

Carlisle Place

London,  SW1P 1BX

United Kingdom

Founded in 1864

88,700 Employees


44 20 7828 1000

Key Executives for John Lewis Partnership plc

Managing Director and Director
Age: 51
Finance Director and Director
Operations Director
Deputy Chairman, Lead Director of Crisis Management Team and Managing Director of Waitrose
Age: 54
Head of Branch and Group Director of Communications
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2015.

John Lewis Partnership plc Key Developments

John Lewis Appoints James Prince as Head of Branch at Its Department Store in Leeds

John Lewis appointed James Prince will become head of branch at its department store in Leeds, set to open autumn 2016. James will lead the team of 550 Partners (staff) at Leeds, the recruitment of which will begin in the next few months. He is currently head of branch at John Lewis Sheffield, but has lived in Leeds for the past four years. He started his John Lewis career eight years ago as an operations manager at John Lewis Liverpool, and prior to his current role he opened the first John Lewis at home shop in Poole as the Branch Manager. James has been head of branch at John Lewis Sheffield for the past four years. Over the last two years James has also been Chair of the Sheffield BID Board and will remain in post until a Chair of the newly elected BID Board has been selected.

John Lewis Partnership plc Reports Sales Results for the Six Weeks to January 2, 2016; Provides Earnings Guidance for the Year Ending January 31, 2016

John Lewis Partnership plc reported sales results for the six weeks to January 2, 2016. For the period, the company’s total sales were up 4.1% from the same period last year to £1,811.1 million. The company provided earnings guidance for the year ending January 31, 2016. For the period, the company expects profit before Partnership bonus, tax and exceptional for the year ending January 30, 2016 remains unchanged at between £270 million and £320 million against of £342.7 million last year.

John Lewis Opens Shop-In-Shops Within Seven Branches of the Netherlands' Leading Department Store, de Bijenkorf

John Lewis has announced it will have a physical presence in Europe by opening shop-in-shops within seven branches of The Netherlands' leading department store, de Bijenkorf. The first three shop-in-shop departments will open in spring 2016 at de Bijenkorf's stores in Amsterdam, Rotterdam and The Hague. This will be followed by additional openings in Eindhoven and Utrecht by the end of next year and in Amstelveen and Maastricht in 2017. The John Lewis departments will be between 300 sq ft and 500 sq ft in size with the retailer's in-house store design team designing the look and feel of the retail space. On offer to customers will be the best of John Lewis's own brand home and lifestyle products across bed, bath, living and gifting assortments. John Lewis's ambition to increase awareness and engagement with more international customers and to expand its existing international presence. Throughout May and July 2015, John Lewis opened 14 shop-in-shops across Singapore and the Philippines and by 2014 had opened seven shop-in-shops in South Korea.

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