John Lewis

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.

The Bearded Man

Elspeth Merry | Posted 25.04.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Elspeth Merry

When John Lewis decided to take on 'hobo chic' and star a bearded man for their new menswear range, it was perhaps the most on trend action the old British traditionalist giant has taken. Whether it is an Autolycus style or chin curtain, facial hair is rearing its bristly head up and down the country.

John Lewis Announces Shock Job Losses

The Huffington Post UK | Charlie Thomas | Posted 14.02.2013 | UK

John Lewis, Britain's biggest department store, is culling 325 managerial positions, despite strong sales growth in 2012. There are four levels of ...

How Sync Saved Indie Music

Yousif Nur | Posted 30.03.2013 | Home
Yousif Nur

n the past couple of weeks you may or may not have seen the new Ikea ad featuring an emerging underground act with one of their songs plucked from near obscurity into the popular stratosphere known as Prime Time.

How To Save A Life - HMV's

Daniel Wood | Posted 18.03.2013 | UK
Daniel Wood

here are other, equally as significant reasons, why the UK's sole surviving entertainment chain has seen its fortunes collapse. These are what I believe those shortcomings are and here is what I think could have been done/should now be done to rectify them.

2013: The Year You'll Shop by Photo on Your Mobile

Glynn Jones | Posted 18.03.2013 | UK Tech
Glynn Jones

Of course, many of us already do but we're still in the minority; in 2013 shopping through mobile phones will become a mainstream activity. After many false predictions, 2012 really was the year of the mobile device.

Charlie Thomas

Department Stores Perform Over Christmas, But More Retailers Will Fail In 2013

HuffingtonPost.com | Charlie Thomas | Posted 08.01.2013 | UK

Department store giant Debenhams has reported a 5% rise in its December sales for 2012, the highest number of sales in its history for the month. T...

Charlie Thomas

John Lewis Reports Stellar Christmas Sales

HuffingtonPost.com | Charlie Thomas | Posted 02.01.2013 | UK

John Lewis has published impressive Christmas figures, with sales for the five weeks to 29 December 2012 totalling £684.8m, up 14.8% compared with la...

Christmas Ads, Naff Stereotypes and Festive Hysteria

Tamsin Crimmens | Posted 30.01.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Tamsin Crimmens

Advertisers know that selling fantasy works and if Christmas is nothing else, it's most definitely a fantasy (I'm thinking the fat, bearded man who lives in the North Pole and has flying reindeer rather than the Jesus stuff here). But in selling the fantasy, advertisers perpetuate some truly awful stereotypes.

PICS: Further Adventures Of The John Lewis Snowman

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.11.2012 | UK Comedy

Spare a thought for the John Lewis snowman. What's he going to do after Christmas, eh? After the snow has melted, and his snow-wife has returned her p...

The John Lewis Christmas Ad and the Power of Gloves

Emma Clarke | Posted 21.01.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Emma Clarke

The 2012 John Lewis Christmas ad is a work of heart-tugging, recession-friendly advertising brilliance. It's a metaphor for how tough it is, out there, for consumers everywhere.

John Lewis Boxing Day Ad To Show Snow-Wife Taking Scarf And Hat Back

The Daily Mash | Posted 19.11.2012 | UK Comedy

The traditional John Lewis Boxing Day advert will tell the story of the ‘snow-wife’ returning her new hat, scarf and gloves because she absolutely...

John Lewis Boss Urges Action On Foreign Firms' Tax Havens

PA | Posted 15.11.2012 | UK

The managing director of John Lewis tonight called on the government to look at the way foreign multinational companies pay tax in the UK. Andy Str...

You're Hired! John Lewis Takes On 80 Apprentices

Charlie Thomas | Posted 14.11.2012 | UK

John Lewis is taking on 80 apprentices in 2012 - and all of them will be guaranteed employment when their training is complete. The department sto...

A Snowman's Journey And The Power Of Love

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 08.11.2012 | UK

Heart-warming, hanky-wringing, tear-jerking: Yes, it’s that time of year when John Lewis hijacks the nation’s collective emotions with its Christm...

Why We Need to be Making Better Choices

Jude Thorne | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jude Thorne

According to scientists from NASA and the NASA-supported National Snow and Ice Data Center, the current Arctic sea ice cover is the smallest size ever observed in the three decades since consistent satellite observations of the polar cap began

Living Wage To Rise By 25p

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 05.11.2012 | UK

London's Living Wage must increase by 25p an hour, to £8.55, Mayor Boris Johnson has announced, worth an extra £4.5m to workers on low wages. The...

Why It Pays To Keep Business Simple

Charlie Thomas | Posted 24.10.2012 | UK

The business maxim to "Keep It Simple, Stupid" is not just common sense, it could also make your business money, according to a new index. The Glob...

Retail Giant Turns To Poetry

Posted 01.04.2014 | UK

It was only last year that retailers John Lewis inspired tears, groans and some wonderfully wicked parodies with their now infamous child-carrying-a-b...