John Lewis

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...

Incentivising Share Ownership and the John Lewis Economy

David Laurie | Posted 10.12.2012 | UK Politics
David Laurie

Firms where employees own a chunk of the company simply perform better.

PICTURES: How Times Have Changed...

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 24.09.2012 | UK Universities & Education

For many students, the checklist of what gadgets to take to university will include laptops, televisions, iPods and cameras - a far cry from the pen a...

Charlie Thomas

Have We All Become Middle Class Shoppers?

HuffingtonPost.com | Charlie Thomas | Posted 13.09.2012 | UK

The rise of the middle-class retailers continued today as Next and John Lewis both posted positive half-year results. Clothing and homeware store N...

Why Back To School Fever Is Helping High Street Retailers

Charlie Thomas | Posted 07.09.2012 | UK

Back to school fever may depress thousands of school kids, but it's provided a much needed sales boost to Britain's high street shops. Department s...

Alice Temperley Somerset Launches At John Lewis With Cups Of Tea

Posted 07.09.2012 | UK Style

This morning we had the pleasure of meeting the charming Alice Temperley at the launch of her new line Somerset at John Lewis. The quintessentially Br...

Would You Trust Your Money To A Department Store?

Posted 29.08.2012 | UK

Consumers have become so disillusioned with banks that three-quarters would trust their cash to a department store, according to new research. In a...

Has The Kindle Met Its Match?

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 28.10.2012 | UK Tech

John Lewis has announced a partnership with Barnes & Noble to sell its 'Nook' e-Readers and digital bookstore in the UK. Barnes & Noble said that t...