John Lewis

The Most Emotional Advert in the World

Tom Hodge | Posted 16.04.2014 | UK Entertainment
Tom Hodge

You may have seen the heartbreaking sixty-second story: an old man takes his lovely little fluffy white dog for a walk to deliver a bunch of flowers. It transpires he is delivering the flowers to the graveside of lost loved one. The dog comforts him with a lick and they eat dinner together, with the man preparing the dog's favourite meal, Cesar.

How Massive Are John Lewis Staff Bonuses This Year?

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 06.03.2014 | UK

The John Lewis Partnership has announced that more than 90,000 staff are set to get a bonus worth 15% of salary from a pot of £202.5 million after th...

Consumers Want WOW Advertising That Works

Cameron Hulett | Posted 08.03.2014 | UK
Cameron Hulett

Brands need to understand where and how to reach their audience and then create campaigns that have a high impact on that audience. A few do it successfully, many fail miserably.

Which Department Stores Had a Good Christmas?

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

Department stores John Lewis and House of Fraser enjoyed soaring sales over the Christmas trading period, as rival Debenhams was forced to issue a sho...

Why Are Christmas Shoppers Deserting The High Street?

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 23.12.2013 | UK

British shoppers seem to have deserted the high street for their last-minute Christmas shopping as new research finds a record-breaking number are set...

The Christmas Party

Furquan Akhtar | Posted 13.02.2014 | UK Comedy
Furquan Akhtar

Although it doesn't stop there. The gossip has now taken on a life of its own. It's like a bad (secretly amazing) Katy Perry song. You wake up with a napkin stuck to your face and a host of notifications and texts. Each one more deplorable than the last.

John Lewis Hunts For Christmas Bauble Breaker

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

John Lewis are on a mission to hunt down a five-year-old girl who broke a bauble in one of their stores. But it's not quite as sinister as it sound...

Asa Bennett

#BlackFriday Hits Oxford Street

HuffingtonPost.com | Asa Bennett | Posted 29.11.2013 | UK

Black Friday on Oxford Street has been saved from being an outright anticlimax by Sony, who have successfully hijacked it for the launch of their Play...

Is This The Best John Lewis Christmas Advert Spoof Yet?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 29.11.2013 | UK Comedy

Quite probably, yes. It's almost certainly the most vicious. Hurrah! A tip of the hat to those talented chaps Adam Kay and October Jones for this g...

A Real 'Worker's Bonus' Is Needed in Next Week's Autumn Statement

Clare McNeil | Posted 28.01.2014 | UK Politics
Clare McNeil

Politicians can expect public frustration to mount if they only see those at the top reap the rewards of the recovery. A fairer way would be to acknowledge the role of workers at all levels of firms that are contributing to the task of getting growth back in the economy. So go on Mr Clegg, propose a 'worker's bonus' in the real sense - as a just reward for effort.

Don't Let Christmas Ads Trick You Into Thinking Advertising Can Be Art

Planet Ivy | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Entertainment
Planet Ivy

I have put the question of whether advertising can be seen as art to friends, colleagues and family, and they all agree that it can be. They inevitably reel off adverts they remember over the years - if it involves surfing horses it must be art.

Big Ads and Big TV: A Marriage Made in Heaven

Gavin Devine | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Entertainment
Gavin Devine

We have just seen the launch of this year's Christmas adverts for Marks and Spencer and John Lewis, as well as a slew of other department stores and supermarkets - Sainsbury's is launching its campaign tomorrow.

Tweeters Have Mixed Up Not Just John Lewis With Real People...

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 11.11.2013 | UK

John Lewis has caused a stir with its much-awaited Christmas ad for 2013 with people rushing to express their thoughts to "@JohnLewis" on Twitter. ...

LOOK: The Best John Lewis Christmas Ad Parodies

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 11.11.2013 | UK Comedy

It didn't take the internet long to sink its claws into John Lewis's heartwarming tale © of a bear and a hare - and we're sure there are many mor...

A Tale of Two Retailers

Karan Chadda | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK
Karan Chadda

It is the best of times, if you're John Lewis, it is the worst of times, if you're Marks & Spencer. These two titans of British retail are going through very different experiences. John Lewis continues to grow robustly whereas poor M&S, despite the strength of its food business, desperately needs to turnaround its declining, core clothing business.

Competition: Win £1000 John Lewis Vouchers #ForWomen

Posted 02.12.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Enter our free competition for your chance to win £1,000 in John Lewis vouchers, plus 5 runners-up prizes of £100 John Lewis vouchers. ...

John Lewis Ad 'Not Related To Kids' Book'

The Huffington Post UK | Tom Moseley | Posted 08.11.2013 | UK

John Lewis has said there is no link between its new Christmas advert and a children's book with a similar plot. The department store's festive ad,...

The John Lewis Christmas Advert: A Breakdown

The Huffington Post UK | Andrea Mann | Posted 08.11.2013 | UK Comedy

A hare. A bear. A young woman singing an acoustic version of a smash hit pop song. Yes, John Lewis's 2013 Christmas advert has arrived. Here's a b...

FIRST LOOK: Lily Allen IS John Lewis's £7 Million Christmas Star

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 08.11.2013 | UK Entertainment

Lily Allen has been confirmed as John Lewis's Christmas star as the store reveals details of its much-anticipated festive advert. Allen will mark h...

The Next Big Thing? - Interview: Neil Spring (novelist)

Alex Perry | Posted 29.12.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Alex Perry

Neil Spring is hoping for a treat this Halloween. His debut novel, "The Ghost Hunters", has finally hit the shelves after three years in the making.

Never Knowingly Underpaid?

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 22.08.2013 | UK

John Lewis Partnership staff received £40 million after a holiday pay miscalculation left some workers entitled to thousands of pounds in compensatio...

Maybe We Should Be Toning Things Down

William Davie | Posted 27.09.2013 | UK Universities & Education
William Davie

I'm not saying that we can't enjoy ourselves. We all need something to cheer ourselves up from time to time, especially in a time of austerity when everything can seem so grim. Yet surely there has to be some better, cheaper, less in your face, way of doing it than by buying a bottle of Champagne you'd have a hard time picking up without the help of your faithful manservant.

John Lewis Staff In Line For Bigger Bonuses After Chain Returns To Profit

PA | Posted 06.05.2013 | UK

John Lewis and Waitrose staff are set for bonuses worth 15% of their salaries as the retail chain marks a return to profits growth. John Lewis Part...

How to Handle Redundancy

Alex Yau | Posted 04.05.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Alex Yau

The R word - one mutter of it strikes panic to many in the UK and thousands cannot escape its terrifying grasp. It's a harsh reality that many worldwide have faced over the last few years. Things are getting better in 2013 though...or so it seems.

As the Benefits of Employee Ownership Come to the Fore in the Public and Private Sectors, Should Charities Also Look to Transition to Employee Owned Models?

Will Prochaska | Posted 01.05.2013 | UK Politics
Will Prochaska

Increasing employee ownership and engagement is clearly a good social policy, but what excites hardnosed business brains is its irrefutable impact on a company's bottom line. Employee owned businesses are known to provide higher levels of customer satisfaction, better quality services, lower staff turnover, better levels of innovation, and they are more resilient.