John Lewis - John Lewis UK Further Information
Lewis UK online store from the UK's largest example of
worker co-ownership and one of its largest department store retail
The History of John Lewis Shopping
Initially established as a successful family enterprise by John
Lewis in 1864 it evolved into the John Lewis partnership in 1929.
The unique contract between John Lewis and its partners (their 60,000
permanent employees) has given the company a distinctive competitive
edge and unsurpassed strong relationship with both John Lewis
shopping suppliers and customers developing strong brand loyalty.
Their success has led to considerable expansions in store development
throughout their 75 years in partnership, more recent shops include
John Lewis Blue Water in Kent and Solihull in the West Midlands.
In 2004 the group annual turnover hit the £5 billion mark
and with continued success these expansions will hopefully continue.
UK John Lewis Product Range
John Lewis department stores offer one of the most comprehensive
range of clothing and home products for UK householders. UK John
Lewis stores offer a wide range of clothing for all members
of the household at all ages which caters for most tastes at competitive
prices. Alongside their fashionable clothing they also offer an
amazing selection of items for every room in the house as well as
outside in the garden. John Lewis kitchen range is vast ranging
from small and large kitchen electricals, furniture, utensils, cooking
equipment, entertaining products to complete John Lewis kitchens
of high quality with a variety of ingenious storage solutions when
planning fittings for small spaces. Other John Lewis furniture
options are available for every room in the house including lounge,
bedroom, bathroom, dining room, office, kids rooms and hallways
as well as outdoor furniture for summer entertaining all with the
same quality and offering innovative solutions which enable them
to cater to most households requirements.
Online Products and Services
With the launch at the beginning of the 2000's of the UK John
Lewis Internet store many of the department store and catalogue
products and services are now available to customers online. Whilst
they do not stock the entire range of products you still get an
amazing range of choice in all their major departments including
fashion clothing, home & garden, nursery, sports & leisure,
toys, electrical goods and gifts (which also includes the popular
John Lewis Wedding service. Other online services include
store information, special offers (both in store and online), buying
guides and Waitrose wine ordering.