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August 29, 2015 5:56 AM 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

93,800 Employees


44 20 7828 1000

Key Executives for John Lewis Partnership plc

Managing Director and Director
Age: 51
Executive Chairman, Managing Director of Department Stores and Chairman of Chairmans Nominations Committee
Age: 48
Acting Finance Director and Director
Operations Director
Deputy Chairman, Lead Director of Crisis Management Team and Managing Director of Waitrose
Age: 54
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2015.

John Lewis Partnership plc Key Developments

John Lewis Partnership Plans to Launch New In-Store Spa Concept

John Lewis Partnership plc has announced plans to launch a new in store beauty spa concept called &Beauty. Revealed for the first time at the retailer's new multi-million pound Birmingham shop when it opens on Thursday 24 September, the new John Lewis branded venture will provide salon services combined with spa treatments. In a first for the retailer, customers will be able to choose from more than 100 treatments with trained stylists and therapists across hair, beauty and spa ranges. This includes everything from express treatments such as manicures, blow dries, pedicures and waxing through to more indulgent offers like facials, massage and hair colour. Furthermore, a number of unique treatments have been designed for John Lewis and customers will also be able to relax before and after treatments in the dedicated Relaxation Area. The new concept is the latest step in the retailer's ambition to expand the services and experiences within its shops.

John Lewis Partnership plc Announces Management Changes

John Lewis Partnership plc announced management changes. Patrick Lewis, currently a member of the Board as Managing Director of Partnership Services, is to become the Group's Finance Director with effect from 14 September 2015, succeeding Loraine Woodhouse who was appointed Acting Group Finance Director on 1 December 2014. Tom Athron, currently Finance Director of Waitrose, is to join the Board as Group Development Director on 5 October 2015. He will be succeeded as Finance Director of Waitrose by Loraine Woodhouse.

John Lewis Partnership plc, Annual General Meeting, Jun 04, 2015

John Lewis Partnership plc, Annual General Meeting, Jun 04, 2015. Agenda: To receive the company's accounts and the reports of the directors and the auditor on those accounts for the year ended 31 January 2015; to re-elect directors; to re-appoint PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP as auditor; to authorise the directors to determine the remuneration of the auditor; and to make market purchases of its 5% cumulative preference stock.

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