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Analysis: What John Lewis profit plunge means for retail


John Lewis Partnership’s precipitous profits collapse had been flagged well in advance but, when it came, jaws still dropped.

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  • Sports Direct could block Debenhams’ Magasin du Nord sale

  • Sports Direct reneges on offer to refund HoF shoppers

  • ​John Lewis profits crash 99% despite sales rise

  • Debenhams chairman Cheshire slams speculation 'circus'

  • John Lewis chairman Mayfield rejects ‘Amazon tax’

  • Debenhams drafts in KPMG to advise on options

  • Ashley offers loans to HoF suppliers, strikes XPO deal

  • M&S poaches Loblaw exec to bolster digital prowess

  • Fenwick profits slump as it axes 400 roles

  • Edinburgh Woollen Mill closes House of Fraser concessions