Inside John Lewis

Inside John Lewis

John Lewis is chain of upmarket department stores operating throughout Great Britain. The chain is owned by the John Lewis Partnership. The first John Lewis store was opened in 1864 in Oxford Street, London. All permanent employees are Partners in the business.

The chain is known for its policy of “Never Knowingly Undersold” which has been in use since 1925.[1]

There are currently 32 stores throughout England, Scotland & Wales, including four new ‘At Home’ stores, with a further two opening late 2011. The store in Cardiff is the largest currently operated by the Partnership outside of London.

On 1 January 2008, John Lewis Oxford Street was awarded a Royal Warrant from Her Majesty the Queen as suppliers of haberdashery and household goods.[2] John Lewis Reading is also the holder of a Royal Warrant from the Queen as suppliers of household and fancy goods, received in 2007.[


Added on: June 5th, 2011


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