John Lewis began trading in 1864 on London's Oxford Street. John Spedan Lewis, the eldest son of the original founder, set up the Partnership. On his father's death he formed the John Lewis Partnership and began distributing profits among its employees in 1929. He transferred control of the company to the employees in 1950 and resigned as chairman in 1955.
Today, John Lewis & Partners operates approximately 50 shops across the UK (36 department stores, 12 John Lewis at home and shops at St Pancras International and Heathrow Terminal 2) as well as johnlewis.com.
£116 Billion (2018)
Menswear; Womenswear; Kidswear; Footwear; Accessories
John Lewis Plc. owned in a cooperative business model
John Lewis & Partners; Waitrose & Partners; John Lewis Home
John Lewis & Partners; Kin; John Lewis & Co.
John Lewis handles their own PR.
Emma Moran - Senior Communications Manager, Fashion & Beauty
020 7592 6058
Hannah Doran - Senior Communications Officer, Fashion & Beauty
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Stephanie Chaker - Communications Executive Assistant, Fashion & Beauty
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Georgia Earnshaw - Communications Officer, Fashion & Beauty
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