August 30, 2014 6:30 PM ET

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Company Overview of John Lewis Partnership plc

Company Overview

John Lewis Partnership plc is engaged in the retail business in the United Kingdom. It operates its stores under John Lewis and Waitrose brand names. The company’s John Lewis stores offer fashion, beauty, home, giftware, and electrical and home technology products; duvets, pillows, furnishing fabrics, and ready-made curtains; and spa service, which include facials, massages, waxing, and tanning, as well as treatments for nails, brows, and lashes. Its Waitrose stores provide food staples, including beef, chicken, apples, and potatoes; dairy produce comprising yoghurts, dairy ice-cream, milk, cream, cheddar, and butter; and fruits, vegetables, bacon, sausages, ice cream, wines, cheeses, honey,...

171 Victoria Street

London,  SW1E 5NN

United Kingdom

Founded in 1864


44 20 7828 1000

Key Executives for John Lewis Partnership plc

Managing Director and Director
Age: 50
Executive Chairman
Age: 47
Finance Director and Director
Age: 50
Operations Director
Deputy Chairman
Age: 53
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

John Lewis Partnership plc Key Developments

John Lewis Partnership to Open New Store in Birmingham; Appoints Lisa Williams to Head New Branch

John Lewis Partnership plc announced that it will open a new store in Birmingham, UK. John Lewis has invested GBP 35 million in the 250,000 sq ft department store, which will be one of the larger outside London. John Lewis has announced that Lisa Williams will become head of branch at its regional department store in Birmingham and the shop will open alongside the rest of the Grand Central development in September 2015. Lisa is currently head of branch at John Lewis High Wycombe and this month celebrates 25 years since she first joined the John Lewis Partnership. Lisa replaces Kim Lowe who was initially appointed head of branch when the retailer was working to an earlier opening date.

John Lewis Partnership plc Announces Management Changes

The John Lewis Partnership announced that Margaret Casely-Hayford, Director of Legal Services and Company Secretary has decided to retire from the Partnership at the end of July 2014. The partnership is in the process of recruiting a permanent successor, and has appointed Alan Buchanan as interim Director of Legal Services and Company Secretary to take effect from 1 August 2014. Alan is a qualified and experienced lawyer and Company Secretary. Most of his career has been spent with British Airways, joining them in 1990, first as their Principal Legal Adviser, Finance and then, after 10 years, becoming their Company Secretary. Alan's most recent role has been as Company Secretary for BUPA. He has also held several non-executive roles and is currently a Trustee of the British Airways Defined Benefit Pension Schemes.

John Lewis Partnership plc Reports Unaudited Earnings Results for the Fifty Two Weeks to January 25, 2014

John Lewis Partnership plc reported unaudited earnings results for the fifty two weeks to January 25, 2014. For the period, the company reported revenue of £9,027.8 million compared to £8,465.5 million a year ago. Operating profit was £423.6 million compared to £453.4 million a year ago. Profit before Partnership Bonus and tax was £329.1 million compared to £343.3 million a year ago. Profit before tax was £126.6 million compared to £132.5 million a year ago. Profit before partnership, bonus tax and exceptional item was £376.4 million compared to £343.3 million a year ago.

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