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May 29, 2015 6:25 AM ET

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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: 50
Executive Chairman, Managing Director of Department Stores and Chairman of Chairmans Nominations Committee
Age: 47
Acting Finance Director and Director
Operations Director
Deputy Chairman, Lead Director of Crisis Management Team and Managing Director of Waitrose
Age: 53
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

John Lewis Partnership plc Key Developments

John Lewis Partnership plc Re-Launches John Lewis for Business into Interiors Market

The John Lewis Partnership plc has announced the re-launch of John Lewis for Business into interiors market. John Lewis for Business allows trade customers to purchase selected furniture, soft furnishings, accessories, cookware and tableware from across John Lewis' product range, including brands such as Vitra, G Plan and Herman Miller at discounted trade prices. In addition to its interiors services, John Lewis for Business provides electrical appliances and technology in bulk, as well as business gifts and gift cards to reward staff or thank valued clients.

John Lewis Partnership plc Announces Board Changes

The constitution of the John Lewis Partnership provided that its democratically elected Partnership Council elects five Partners to the Partnership Board of the company, known as elected Directors. Following the recent election by the Partnership Council, the company announced the resignation of Kate Brewer, Kevin Payne and Daniel Smith as Elected Directors with effect from close of business on 16 April 2015 and the appointment of Chris Coburn, Baiju Naik and Lucy Parks as Elected Directors with effect from 17 April 2015.

John Lewis Partnership plc Plans to Open Shop-In-Shop Departments in Philippines

John Lewis Partnership plc announced plans to open shop-in-shops within 11 branches of SM department stores and Home stores in the Philippines. The shop-in-shop departments, due to open in summer 2015, will build on the success of John Lewis existing outlets in seven branches of South Korean department store Shinsegae, and follows John Lewis's recent announcement to open shop-in-shop departments in three branches of Singapore department store Robinsons. The departments will be sited in SM Retail locations across the Philippines, including in their store Makati and three Home stores. The sites will be between 300 sq ft and 1,000 sq ft and will have dedicated staff. The move is part of John Lewis's strategy to seed its brand with international customers, which includes international delivery to 33 countries through and a shop in Heathrow's Terminal 2. A wide range of own-brand home products including bed, bath, tableware and home accessories, such as candles and photo frames, will be on offer in a dedicated John Lewis department.

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