John Lewis’s chair Sharon White has signalled major shifts in strategy. In an interview she talked of adjustments to its price-match policy but more importantly, reining-in its expansion in own-brand fashion.
John Lewis’s plan to close its Birmingham department store has pitted its current chairman Sharon White against former boss Andy Street, who oversaw the location’s opening and is now the city's mayor.
John Lewis Partnership announced Wednesday that Pippa Wicks is joining its department stores chain as Executive Director. She’s joining in August from the Co-operative Group where she was Deputy Chief Executive.
John Lewis has issued official details about its store opening plans and, like retail peer Next, it's planning to take it very cautiously. It's also considering new ideas like virtual queueing and returns drop boxes.