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.
Annual Sales: £116 Billion (2018)
Segments / Shopping Categories: Menswear; Womenswear; Kidswear; Footwear; Accessories
Company Size (No. of Employees): 85,500 (28,500 John Lewis)
Parent Company/Key Investors: John Lewis Plc. owned in a cooperative business model
UK Standalone Stores: 50
International Stores & Stockists: 8 Concessions
Group Companies: John Lewis & Partners; Waitrose & Partners; John Lewis Home
Key Brands Stocked: John Lewis & Partners; Kin; John Lewis & Co.
Head Office Address: 171 Victoria Street, London SW1E 5NN
PR Company: John Lewis handles their own PR.
Emma Moran - Senior Communications Manager, Fashion & Beauty
020 7592 6058
Hannah Doran - Senior Communications Officer, Fashion & Beauty
020 7592 4418
Stephanie Chaker - Communications Executive Assistant, Fashion & Beauty
020 7592 6775
Georgia Earnshaw - Communications Officer, Fashion & Beauty
020 7798 3874
Chairman: Sharon White
Managing Director: Paula Nickolds
Buying Director: Johnathan Marsh
Creative Director: Matt Richmond
Retail Director: Bérangère Michel
Digital Director: Sean O’Connor
Marketing Director: Ben Roth (Head of Marketing)
HR Director: Tracey Killen (Director of Personnel)
Chief People Officer: Peter Cross (Customer Experience Director)