John Lewis to reopen nine more stores after successful first week

John Lewis to reopen further shops

John Lewis intends to reopen of nine more stores on June 25, after it initially reopened in Kingston and Poole on Monday and 11 more later in the week.

John Lewis has introduced a raft of social distancing and safety measures in stores including “customer service hosts” to welcome customers and manage queue numbers, prominent signage and protective screens at checkouts and service desks.

The retailer has also limited other customer services such as beauty consultancies and closed fitting rooms for the foreseeable future.

John Lewis said there had been a positive response from customers returning on June 15, when top-selling categories included homewares, electrics, children’s clothing and haberdashery.

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