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John Lewis reports positive Christmas results but margin pressure builds

John Lewis has recorded positive Christmas trading results, but warned that increased competition and higher costs will cut margins and its full-year profit. Gross sales at the John Lewis Partnership were up 2.5% versus last year to £1.96 billion, while John Lewis gross sales climbed 3.6% on last year and 3.1% on a like-for-like basis.


John Lewis Christmas ad pulls in sales despite mixed reviews

John Lewis has already sold out of the main product featured in its Christmas advert, despite mixed reviews. John Lewis launched its highly-anticipated online this morning, and ‘MozTheMonster ‘ is already trending online. While the advert has left the nation divided online, with some claiming it to be “heart-warming” and others calling it “bitterly disappointing”,

GUEST COLUMN: Jewellery companies need to become part of Christmas culture

As retail and jewellery giants launch their Christmas adverts, many of which would have taken months of planning in order to make it something the nation talks about all season, managing partner of digital agency Somethin’ Else, Mark Rivers, shares how the jewellery industry can boost business by becoming part of ‘Christmas Culture’ and making

Editor’s View: What can the industry learn from Aldi launching a jewellery calendar?

Yes, you read the headline right, Aldi has launched a jewellery advent calendar that costs £9.99. Set to hit the shelves next week, the 24 day advent calendar offers festive bracelets, rings and earrings, with a charm bracelet offering for consumers to collect throughout the season. But what can the industry learn from this? Well,

Jewellers add sparkle to £440m Oxford retail venture

Three jewellery retailers have secured places in the new Westgate Oxford development. The new £440m shopping complex opened its doors yesterday after a final push saw it finished in time. Covering 800,000 sq ft the centre has space for 100 shops, but only half the units were ready in time for the opening, with a

Magical motifs drive sales in the UK jewellery industry

As millennial consumers look to escape reality with retail therapy, products adorned with magical motifs have been flying off the shelves. It has only been one week since Pandora launched its collaboration with Disney in the UK market, but already retailers have put their money on it being the being the most successful jewellery collection