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The John Lewis Partnership bought Waitrose in 1937

In pictures: John Lewis through the ages as it celebrates its 150th anniversary

John Lewis will be 150 years old in May. Retail Week takes a look at some of the key moments in its history.

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John Lewis Oxford Street will next month host an interactive exhibition, allowing visitors to explore its history.

John Lewis reveals plans for 150th anniversary celebrations

John Lewis is to mark its 150th anniversary with a series of activities including an interactive exhibition charting its history, a TV ad, and collaborations with brands.

John Spedan Lewis founded the John Lewis Parnership model in 1914 at the retailer’s Peter Jones store.

Video: John Lewis Partnership founder John Spedan Lewis Video

As John Lewis celebrates 150 years since the first store opened on London’s Oxford Street, Retail Week dips into the archives.


Analysis: Amazon has become the flag-bearer in fulfilment

Thanks to the Japanese principle of Kaizen, etail giant Amazon sets the bar in delivery at its Hemel Hempstead fulfilment centre.

Mulberry has slowed the pace of overseas expansion

Mulberry issues another profit warning and cautions on future earnings

Luxury brand Mulberry has issued another profit warning after incurring charges on stores and the departure of its chief executive.

The number of visitors to high streets increased last month

High street enjoys strongest rise in footfall for almost a year

Improved weather, new spring ranges and strong promotions lured customers to the shops in March, with the high street reporting its biggest rise in footfall for almost a year.

John Lewis said warm weather and its new store in York (pictured) propelled sales growth last week.

Warm weather and Easter holidays propel sales at John Lewis and Waitrose

John Lewis said warm weather and its new store in York propelled sales growth of 13% last week.

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