John Lewis Partnership
- Gold Retail & Commerce Partners
The John Lewis Partnership owns and operates two of Britain's best-loved retail brands - John Lewis & Partners and Waitrose & Partners. Started as a radical idea nearly a century ago, the Partnership is now the largest employee-owned business in the UK, with 83,900 employees who are all Partners in the business and share in its profits. The Partnership operates on strong democratic principles, which means that every Partner has a say in how the organisation is run. The business has annual gross sales of over £11.7bn, 394 shops and a leading online business. Its commercial strategy is focused on differentiation rather than scale, through investment in innovation and Partner led service.
Born out of experimentation, innovation continues to remain at the heart of the Partnership today and JLP Ventures was created to develop new customer propositions for John Lewis & Partners and Waitrose & Partners. To date Home Solutions, Wine Tasting at Home, While You’re Away and Rapid Delivery have all been launched. The team also run JLAB, bringing startups into the Partnership to help shape the future of retail.