Sharon White

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Women to watch in business and economic policy in 2022
While women remain under-represented at the very top, the Business desk casts its eye over the biggest hitters

Larry Elliott, Julia Kollewe, Sarah Butler, Mark Sweney, Kalyeena Makortoff and Lauren Cochrane

01, Jan, 2022 @8:00 AM

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‘We’re back’: John Lewis pins hopes of revival on discount range amid Covid crisis
Analysts, however, say retailer’s foray into low-priced products with its Anyday label is ‘confusing’

Zoe Wood

19, Jun, 2021 @5:00 AM

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John Lewis to offer equal parental leave to all staff
Group will become first major British retailer to offer six months’ parental leave to all its employees

Alexandra Topping

10, Jun, 2021 @6:08 PM

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John Lewis hands founder’s great grandson £1.5m payoff
Payment for Patrick Lewis, who will leave in June after 26 years, exceeds chairman’s annual salary

Sarah Butler

22, Apr, 2021 @12:39 PM

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John Lewis to close eight more stores, putting 1,500 jobs at risk
Department stores in York, Peterborough, Sheffield and Aberdeen to shut and ‘at home’ shops in Ashford, Basingstoke, Chester and Tunbridge Wells

Sarah Butler

24, Mar, 2021 @11:37 AM

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There's no justification for Waitrose keeping its Covid rate relief cash | Nils Pratley
Dame Sharon White made the wrong call in not following the lead of the supermarket chain’s rivals

Nils Pratley

11, Mar, 2021 @8:12 PM

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John Lewis to close more stores as Covid crisis wipes out profits
Department store group records £517m loss and does not expect to reopen all stores in April when retail lockdown ends

Sarah Butler

11, Mar, 2021 @4:40 PM

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John Lewis considering fresh store closures in response to Covid
Retailer may close up to eight of remaining 42 outlets as lockdowns and online competition bite

Rob Davies

21, Feb, 2021 @5:27 PM

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John Lewis to cut 1,500 head office jobs as part of £300m cost savings
Finance director Patrick Lewis to leave after 26 years ‘to seek new opportunities’

Sarah Butler

04, Nov, 2020 @12:30 PM

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John Lewis to build rental homes at 20 of its UK sites
Retailer’s plan is part of strategy to rebuild profits to £400m within five years

Sarah Butler

16, Oct, 2020 @9:19 AM

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Meeting Sharon White 'life changing' for Barratt managers, says chairman
‘They’ve probably never been asked searching questions by a black woman before,’ says John Allan

Kalyeena Makortoff

08, Oct, 2020 @4:11 PM

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John Lewis could convert almost half its Oxford Street store into offices
Plans filed with Westminster council come as retailer battles to stem losses

Sarah Butler

16, Sep, 2020 @5:05 PM

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