Profile: Sir Charlie Mayfield

John Lewis Partnership Chairman

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Waitrose Weekend

Waitrose ups content investment as it shifts focus to ‘accessible and free’ marketing

Thu, 27 Mar 2014 | By Sarah Vizard

Marketing director Rupert Thomas says role of marketing is changing from selling to inspiring.

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John Lewis credits focus on value and trust as sales top £9bn

Thu, 6 Mar 2014 | By Sarah Vizard

‘Huge success’ of Christmas marketing campaign helped boost revenues and profits.

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John Lewis kicks off 150th celebrations with launch of technology incubator

Sun, 2 Mar 2014 | By Sarah Vizard

Retailer hopes scheme will help keep it at the “cutting edge” of retail.

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John Lewis to use loyalty scheme to make marketing more personal

Fri, 14 Feb 2014 | By Sarah Vizard

Retailer to use customer data to move from time and product-driven to life-stage campaigns.

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Ikea goes after John Lewis with launch of ‘bespoke’ kitchen range

Tue, 11 Feb 2014

Ikea invests in product quality and in-store service for launch of first new kitchen range in 25 years.

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Promotions lift retail sales to four-year high

Tue, 11 Feb 2014 | By Sarah Vizard

Strong start to the year for retailers as January sales figures show fastest growth for almost four years.

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Profile: Sir Charlie Mayfield, chairman of the John Lewis Partnership

Wed, 9 Apr 2014 | By Mindi Chahal

John Lewis Partnership’s chairman talks about the 5% of customers that make up 50% of profits, the 150th anniversary of John Lewis and the future of the partnership.

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John Lewis is mums’ favourite brand

Wed, 19 Mar 2014 | By Jonathan Bacon

Waitrose second in Mumsnet’s ranking, followed by Amazon, Apple and M&S.

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Data + common sense = DM success

Mon, 17 Feb 2014 | By Russell Parsons

Canny marketers understand the limits as well as the opportunities data and digital bring. 

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Marketing is key to getting retailers and suppliers working together

Thu, 13 Feb 2014 | By Sarah Vizard

After a string of demands for rebates from retailers, suppliers need to prove their worth beyond products, starting with in-store marketing.

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Profile: Waitrose managing director Mark Price

Wed, 12 Feb 2014 | By Jonathan Bacon

Why his £6.5bn brand is “not selling products, but the idea that we care”

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How to be a ‘human era’ brand

Wed, 12 Feb 2014 | By Mindi Chahal

Brands that behave like humans fair better with consumers, according to new research. 

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How UK and US consumers’ spending habits differ

Wed, 22 Jan 2014 | By Mindi Chahal

An exclusive report by VisualDNA shows that Brits are more downhearted about their future and are three times more likely to be careful spenders compared to the US.

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A sense of belonging can reap rewards

Wed, 11 Dec 2013 | By Mindi Chahal

People would rather brands treat them more like club members than customers and there are long-term benefits from listening to what they have to say.

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John Lewis at Christmas: a history in ads Video

Fri, 8 Nov 2013

The retailer’s Christmas campaigns from 2007 to today.

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The fabric of etail is changing

17 April 2014 | By Lucy Tesseras

A one-size fits all approach to online retail is no longer good enough. Consumers want a personal touch and will be more inclined to spend with retailers that can provide a relevant and tailored experience.

A personal touch gives smarter rewards

17 April 2014 | By Mindi Chahal

Using data to create bespoke offers for consumers and employing co-buy schemes gives brands flexibility on deals and sends conversion rates soaring 

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Tesco readies takeaway chain to compete with Pret and Eat

Fri, 11 Apr 2014 | By Sarah Vizard

Analyst claims supermarket is planning up to 80 food-to-go outlets in London.

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Marketing investment starts to pay off for M&S as clothing sales rise

Thu, 10 Apr 2014 | By Sarah Vizard

Womenswear in particular saw stronger growth following a number of high-profile campaigns. 

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Tesco moves to quash speculation over marketing head’s future

Wed, 9 Apr 2014 | By Sarah Vizard

Reports had suggested Tesco boss Philip Clarke was looking to replace CMO Matt Atkinson.

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M&S might be looking abroad for growth but it still has a marketing job to do in the UK

Thu, 3 Apr 2014 | By Sarah Vizard

Analysts expect M&S’s 11th straight quarter of sales declines in the UK.

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Waitrose champagne giveaway spurs rise in online orders

Fri, 24 Jan 2014 | By Sarah Vizard

Campaign offered customers a free bottle of champagne for ordering online.

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John Lewis launches animated “Christmas they’ll never forget” ad Video

Fri, 8 Nov 2013 | By Sarah Vizard

Retailer teases ads online before taking over a whole ad break during the X Factor.

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Waitrose brings staff to the fore in digital revamp

Thu, 17 Oct 2013 | By Lara O'Reilly

Relaunched website shines spotlight on grocer’s staff to emulate ‘authenticity and warmth’ of its stores.

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John Lewis backs electrical guarantee with £2m campaign

Tue, 15 Oct 2013 | By Sarah Vizard

Retailer highlights customer service credentials with campaign focused on its two-year guarantee for electricals. 

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