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    1. November 17, 2014

      John Lewis finance chief defects to Marks and Spencer

      John Lewis has been dealt a blow just a few weeks before the crucial Christmas trading period after Helen Weir, its finance...

    2. November 14, 2014

      No sign of truce in retailers’ Christmas TV ads campaigns

      Sainsbury’s festive TV advertisement, recreating the truce between British and German soldiers on Christmas day 1914, has...

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    1. October 28, 2014

      The Range thrives as ‘poor man’s John Lewis’

      Chris Dawson never learnt to read at school, and even today does not use email or a personal computer. But the 62-year old...

    2. October 21, 2014

      Companies question reliance on graduates

      Barclays used to be a company where you could start at the bottom without a degree and work your way up to the top. But the...

    3. October 21, 2014

      Public sector cuts worsen low-pay trap

      People in low-wage jobs are more likely to stay in them for a decade or more since the financial crisis, say researchers....

    4. October 16, 2014

      From Waitrose to Whitehall

      You can learn a lot in a day. At least that is what Mark Price, managing director of supermarket chain Waitrose, thinks. For...

    5. October 3, 2014

      John Lewis apologises for France is ‘finished’ comments

      John Lewis, that most British of retail institutions, has apologised for comments made by its managing director who...

    6. September 19, 2014

      Asda pledges same prices from Perth to Portsmouth

      Shoppers in Perth will continue to pay the same price as those in Portsmouth pledged Asda, the British retail group that is...

    7. September 19, 2014

      Warm weather cools sales at John Lewis

      The warm weather – coinciding with the Proms classical music festival and Prince Harry’s Invictus Games – might have worked...

    8. September 11, 2014

      Britain’s big supermarkets rewrite their grocery lists

      Half-year results and quarterly trading statements from some of Britain’s biggest retailers underlined the diverging...

    9. September 11, 2014

      John Lewis warns of higher prices in an independent Scotland

      Sir Charlie Mayfield, chairman of the John Lewis Partnership, has warned that Scottish independence could drive up prices...

    10. September 11, 2014

      Support for No campaign in Scots poll holds up

      Support for the campaign to keep Scotland in the UK is holding up as the number of undecided voters falls sharply with less...

    11. September 11, 2014

      Morrison profits halve as supermarket price war takes toll

      Dalton Philips, chief executive of Wm Morrison, has insisted that the company’s £300m of price cuts this year are paying...

    12. August 1, 2014

      Free coffee set to hit Waitrose profits

      Waitrose’s strategy of cutting some prices and offering free coffee and newspapers to loyalty card holders has contributed...

    13. July 15, 2014

      ‘Myopic management’ threatens UK’s growth

      The UK is suffering from “myopic management” that threatens its global competitiveness, an independent commission has...

    14. July 15, 2014

      NHS review backs staff-led ‘mutuals’

      More NHS organisations should become staff-led “mutuals”, according to a government-commissioned review that suggests...

    15. June 13, 2014

      The taste test: chocolate digestives

      In times of trouble, many turn to religion. Others resort to psychotherapy. But some of us know a better answer: chocolate...

    16. March 28, 2014

      Digital v human: the new debate

      A couple of years ago Brian Arthur, an academic affiliated with the Palo Alto Research Center, made a startling prediction....

    17. March 17, 2014

      John Lewis lauded for caring capitalism

      When it comes to the mutual model, one of the most successful examples is in retail. The John Lewis Partnership, which owns...

    18. March 6, 2014

      Waitrose defends customer loyalty scheme

      Mark Price, managing director of Waitrose, defended a customer loyalty scheme that has been attacked by Labour and...

    19. February 28, 2014

      Pension shake-up to hit John Lewis bonus

      John Lewis Partnership, the employee-owned retailer, is expected to announce a cut in its staff bonus next week, as it...

    20. February 26, 2014

      BBC should be ‘more like John Lewis’

      John Lewis has yet another well-placed admirer. The quintessentially middle-class retailer – which has been touted as a...

    21. February 16, 2014

      UK’s top retailers speak out against Scottish independence

      The UK’s largest retailers have voiced overwhelmingly hostile views about Scottish independence and the impact it could have...

    22. January 16, 2014

      Online UK retailer Ocado’s sales surge 20%

      A focus on cutting prices helped online grocer Ocado boost its sales by 20 per cent over the festive period – and step up...

    23. November 26, 2013

      Is it wise to inform staff of future ownership plans?

      THE PROBLEM Julian Richer, the 54-year-old founder of UK retail chain Richer Sounds, has revealed he will put his company...

    24. November 18, 2013

      Drug claims threaten co-op movement

      The Co-operative Group had hoped the opening of its new headquarters in Manchester by the Queen last week would allow it to...

    25. September 12, 2013

      Next chief calls end of credit crunch

      Lord Wolfson, chief executive of Next, declared that the credit crunch was over, but warned that a sustained economic...

    26. September 12, 2013

      John Lewis first-half profits hit by holiday pay charge

      Charlie Mayfield, chairman of the John Lewis Partnership, said there were signs of an improvement in the economy as the...

    27. September 12, 2013

      Alternative structures: Call for more staff-owned companies

      The British government is on a push to paint the UK economy bottle green, heralding John Lewis, the department store...

    28. August 22, 2013

      Never knowingly underpaid, JLP staff are an oddity

      Like Mary Poppins, the John Lewis Partnership is practically perfect in every way. Even its payroll screw-ups are benign....

    29. August 22, 2013

      John Lewis to pay £40m to staff for holiday pay error

      The John Lewis Partnership has been widely acclaimed by the political establishment as a model employer. But now it is...

    30. August 5, 2013

      Waitrose to publish The Good Food Guide

      Waitrose, the upmarket supermarket group, has become the new publisher of The Good Food Guide. The grocery arm of the John...

    31. July 31, 2013

      Crown Estate opens Piccadilly to niche pop-up stores

      The Crown Estate is helping reinvent the British high street by opening some of its prime real estate in Piccadilly to small...

    32. July 22, 2013

      Retailer makes small changes

      The story. The John Lewis Partnership is beloved of Britain’s middle-class, who shop at its department stores and at its...

    33. July 18, 2013

      Sports Direct reserves dividends for staff not investors

      Mike Ashley is not the embodiment of caring, sharing capitalism that central casting would have sent. Nor do politicians...

    34. July 11, 2013

      Waitrose to open remote click-and-collect food lockers

      Waitrose is poised to step up its online development, with the introduction of temperature-controlled delivery lockers for...

    35. July 4, 2013

      Treasury launches tax break ideas for employee-owned companies

      The Treasury has launched a consultation on £50m worth of tax breaks for employee-owned companies as part of the coalition’s...

    36. July 3, 2013

      Retail: A difficult brief

      Not long after Marc Bolland became chief executive of Marks and Spencer in May 2010, he likened the high-street retailer to...

    37. July 2, 2013

      John Lewis sets up shop in Heathrow airport

      John Lewis, the employee-owned department store chain, is moving into airport retailing with an outlet in Heathrow’s...

    38. June 24, 2013

      Co-op rise underlines strength of movement

      Co-operative businesses grew in number, turnover and jobs last year, underlining the movement’s resurgence despite the...

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