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John Lewis must regain its ‘soul’ to survive, says Mary Portas
Retail expert urges troubled UK company not to lose sight of its values amid proposal to welcome outside investment

Harry Taylor

25, Mar, 2023 @9:41 AM

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Strawberries instead of bin liners: poll reveals strange supermarket delivery substitutions
Shoppers reported replacement items in 47% of UK deliveries, including 62% from Asda, in Which? survey

Guardian staff and agency

25, Mar, 2023 @7:00 AM

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John Lewis may find that cuddly co-investors don’t exist | Nils Pratley
Sharon White, chair of the partnership, is fishing in an extremely small pool if investors must be like-minded

Nils Pratley

22, Mar, 2023 @6:00 AM

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John Lewis scraps staff bonus and warns of job cuts after £234m loss
Warning follows group’s second ever full-year loss, and 3% fall in sales at Waitrose

Sarah Butler

16, Mar, 2023 @3:54 PM

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John Lewis and Waitrose owner appoints first group chief executive
Nish Kankiwala to lead staff-owned partnership as it struggles to turn around business amid rising costs

Sarah Butler

15, Mar, 2023 @12:04 PM

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Five reasons why John Lewis and Waitrose are having a tough year
Financial woes, cost of living crisis and tougher competition are among problems that have led to expected second ever full-year loss

Sarah Butler

04, Mar, 2023 @8:00 AM

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Waitrose to cut prices of own-brand basics as cost of living hits customers
High-end grocer to reduce prices of hundreds of items in its Essential range by average of 14%

Sarah Marsh

15, Feb, 2023 @6:00 AM

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‘Vin in a tin’: Waitrose cans mini wine bottles in carbon-cutting measure
Supermarket’s switch from glass to aluminium cans expected to halve carbon footprint per drink

Sarah Butler

10, Jan, 2023 @5:29 PM

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Waitrose stops selling single-use vaping products
Company cites their harmful effect on the environment and the health of young people for the move

Tom Ambrose

31, Dec, 2022 @11:45 AM

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John Lewis and Waitrose to dim lights and cut temperatures to save energy
Partnership firm predicted it will overspend on power by £18m without action such as supermarket chain going to ‘half lighting’

Alex Lawson Energy correspondent

02, Dec, 2022 @4:58 PM

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John Lewis agrees £500m deal with Abrdn to build 1,000 rental homes
Waitrose shops in Bromley and West Ealing will be redeveloped, and vacant warehouse in Reading

Mark Sweney

02, Dec, 2022 @8:41 AM

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Aldi’s 29p mince pie a close second to Waitrose’s winner in blind taste test
Waitrose’s No 1 Brown Butter pies wowed with their ‘buttery aroma’, while Aldi’s, at half the price, scored just one point less

Zoe Wood

17, Nov, 2022 @12:01 AM

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