Waitrose and John Lewis set to unveil a Christmas Campaign like no other for a year like no other

As the nation prepares to enter one of the most uncertain Christmases of recent times,  John Lewis and Waitrose will aim to harness the spirit and thoughtfulness of the Covid 19 pandemic and create an outpouring of kindness to help Britain’s struggling families.  Motivated by the plight of so many who have found it difficult to provide for their families or are struggling to cope in a year like none other, the retailers are preparing to launch a major campaign next month to provide a lifeline for at least 100,000…

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Waitrose and John Lewis plan switch to electric deliveries as online business accelerates

Waitrose and John Lewis have announced plans to significantly increase the use of electric vans to help fulfill its ambition of ending the use of fossil fuels across its entire transport fleet by 2030. The John Lewis Partnership will use two designs of vehicle for its Waitrose.com food deliveries and for smaller John Lewis deliveries, saving over 20,000 tonnes of CO2 every year, equivalent to the carbon footprint produced by 2,500 UK households.  The electric vans follow the retailer’s recent announcement that it is building a dedicated biomethane gas filling…

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John Lewis partners with Fat Llama to test furniture rental service

From Monday 17 August it has been possible to enjoy a statement sofa, or a stylish desk to work from home without committing to buying it because John Lewis is partnering with the world’s largest product rental marketplace Fat Llama to offer a furniture rental service.  Attitudes to renting products which used to be bought, from music to tech and cars, have shifted dramatically and the sharing economy, led by companies like Airbnb and Uber, has seen huge growth and brought about a change in attitude to ownership. In America…

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John Lewis and Waitrose announce the sale of more own brand products to raise funds for NHS Charities Together

John Lewis has started selling face coverings in shops to raise funds for charities helping people through the pandemic.  In September, Waitrose will begin to sell a newly designed, charitable bag for life in its shops and online.  The profits from the sale of these products will be donated to NHS Charities Together, adding to the £2.7m of support given or committed by the John Lewis Partnership to charities and local communities, either as a financial or product donation, since the coronavirus pandemic began. The face coverings are being made…

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Waitrose, John Lewis and Vitality team up with Olympic heroes to help improve customers’ health and wellbeing as lockdown eases

Waitrose, John Lewis and health and life insurer Vitality has launched a series of free virtual workshops focused on health and wellbeing, exclusively for myWaitrose and myJohn Lewis members. The programme has been created to help address some of the undesirable “side effects” of lockdown including poor posture from lengthy spells of home working, disturbed sleep or unhealthy eating habits. From this week, the retailers’ members are being invited to book onto a range of free live classes, including: Talks from in-house Waitrose nutritionists on making healthier food choices and…

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