John Lewis

Here's What Went Through Our Mind As We Watched The John Lewis Christmas Advert

The Huffington Post UK | Andrea Mann | Posted 06.11.2014 | UK Comedy

It's the age-old story of boy meets penguin... set to an acoustic cover version of a famous song. Yes, it's this year's John Lewis Christmas advert: s...

John Lewis £1M Christmas Advert Launches -- But Is The Hype Waning?

The Huffington Post UK | Louise Ridley | Posted 07.11.2014 | UK

John Lewis's Christmas advert 2014 has arrived, along with the social media onslaught of reviews, parodies and overjoyed gushing at the film which now...

John Lewis Will Make Millions From Your Tears This Christmas, But That's OK

Louise Ridley | Posted 05.01.2015 | UK
Louise Ridley

You could argue, then, that we should stop crying at John Lewis ads in protest, because the soppy music, the cute critters, the clever promotion and the merchandise are all a cunning plan to claw our money out of our pockets via our teary eye sockets. But try not to be so cynical.

Drop Everything! The New John Lewis Xmas Ad Is Here!

The Huffington Post UK | Matt Bagwell | Posted 06.11.2014 | UK Entertainment

The John Lewis Christmas advert is now as much a part of the Yuletide season as woolly jumpers and 'Its A Wonderful Life' on the telly, and this year'...

John Lewis Boss Says France Is 'Finished', Now The French Fight Back

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 03.10.2014 | UK Politics

John Lewis boss Andy Street's attack on "sclerotic, hopeless and downbeat" France, warning British entrepreneurs that the country was "finished" has p...

Ex-SNP Deputy Vows To Nationalise Firms Worried About Independence

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 12.09.2014 | UK Politics

Companies worried about Scottish independence like oil giant BP will be nationalised in a "day of reckoning" after Scots vote to break away from the U...

John Lewis Would Be Much More Expensive In An Independent Scotland

The Huffington Post/PA | Posted 11.09.2014 | UK Politics

Scottish shoppers face higher prices at John Lewis department stores if the country votes for independence next week. This comes after the head o...

Buying on the Fast Track

Tej Rekhi | Posted 29.10.2014 | UK Tech
Tej Rekhi

New technologies are also blurring the line between the online and brick and mortar shopping experiences. Shoppable windows are giving online retailers a physical "brick and mortar like" user experience while using digital technology to streamline the purchasing process and to speed up product deliveries.

Would You Care More If Your Business Was More Like John Lewis?

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 13.05.2014 | UK

Businesses can improve staff productivity and pay by emulating the type of model set out by the John Lewis department store, a think-tank has said. ...

Why I'm Committed to Helping the Most Vulnerable Children

Javed Khan | Posted 30.06.2014 | UK
Javed Khan

Today as I start my new role as the chief executive of Barnardo's, the charity's purpose remains to transform the lives of the UK's most vulnerable children. Our vision is to realise Thomas Barnardo's dream of a world where no child is turned away from the help that they need.

Roof Gardens And Retail: John Lewis Reveals 150th Anniversary Plans

PA | Posted 19.04.2014 | UK

John Lewis is to mark its 150th anniversary with a celebration of the company's growth from a humble draper's shop to a £4 billion international busi...

The Most Emotional Advert in the World

Tom Hodge | Posted 16.06.2014 | 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 | 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...