John Lewis

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Trend to mend: cost of living crisis puts darning back in vogue
John Lewis says sewing shows and eco-awareness have pushed up haberdashery sales of thread, patches and even thimbles

Sarah Butler

21, Jan, 2023 @12:00 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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‘It’s more sustainable – and I still get to wear something new every weekend’: how rental fashion became big business
Once the preserve of A-listers going to award shows, high street brands are now making hiring clothes more affordable. But can renting really cure our addiction to throwaway fashion – and is it as good for the environment as many claim?

Chloe Mac Donnell

22, Dec, 2022 @10:00 AM

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Prof Plum in the ballroom? Murder mystery board games make a Christmas killing
Shows such as The Traitors rekindle interest in classic family whodunnits such as Cluedo as modern escape room games enter the mix

Zoe Wood

17, Dec, 2022 @7:00 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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Need a good cry? You’re in luck, it’s Christmas ad season | Emma Beddington
The latest John Lewis advert has left us all reaching for the tissues, but Christmas ads have a long history of choking us up, says Emma Beddington

Emma Beddington

27, Nov, 2022 @8:00 AM

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EasyJet looks to over-45s in cabin crew recruitment drive
Airline launches campaign targeting ‘empty nesters’ or people looking for challenge later in life

Joe Middleton

24, Nov, 2022 @12:01 AM

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John Lewis advert’s focus on fostering is inspiring | Letters
Letters: Jacqui Shurlock of the Fostering Network applauds the retailer’s Christmas ad for highlighting the importance of kindness and human connection. Plus letters from Sue Edwards and Brian Ronson

Letters

14, Nov, 2022 @5:55 PM

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Mail-order brides, trampolining dogs, delinquent dragons: the 10 best John Lewis Christmas ads
A department store’s sentimental commercials have somehow become a yuletide institution. Will this year’s offering make it into our Top 10? And what’s No 1?

Stuart Heritage

11, Nov, 2022 @12:00 PM

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It shouldn’t be down to John Lewis’s Christmas ad to stand up for children in care | Daniel Lavelle
With social service budgets slashed, it’s become normal for charities and retailers to start doing the work of the state, says writer Daniel Lavelle

Daniel Lavelle

10, Nov, 2022 @5:37 PM

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John Lewis’ Christmas ad goes back to basics with foster dad’s story
From M&S to Tesco, festive advertisers have plumped for themes echoing strong family or community values

Sarah Butler

10, Nov, 2022 @12:01 AM

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