John Lewis announce their annual bonus of 11% at their Newcastle store

Staff at John Lewis' Newcastle celebrate their annual bonus

Employee-owned business gives partners 11% - down from 15% in 2014 - following a 9% profits drop throughout group

Karen Matthews of John Lewis Newcastle

Business Interview: Karen Matthew, manager of John Lewis Newcastle

New store manager enthuses about partnership model and John Lewis' 'omnichannel' future

A scene from the John Lewis Christmas TV advert

Bernard Trafford: Have yourself a commercial, cloying Christmas, won't you?

Royal Grammar School headteacher Bernard Trafford views the big Christmas TV ads - and finds himself turning into Scrooge on the spot

Cute penguins or not, John Lewis are among those conspiring to spread the Christmas spirit and its associated goodwill too thinly

Curious Georgie: John Lewis and the rest of the Christmas Starts in Autumn

While I have nothing against Monty the penguin, and wish him a lifetime of happiness, I do wonder where early Christmas will end

Kitty Hope on TV's Sweets made Simple

Sweet success for Sunderland's Kitty Hope after blood, sweat and tears

A childhood dream has come true for one Sunderland businesswoman after a lot of blood, sweat and tears

Profits, partners and personalisation... The John Lewis story

As iconic department store John Lewis celebrates its 150 anniversary, The Journal looks at where the Newcastle branch fits in

Bernie Callaghan

Bernie Callaghan: Positive memories can translate into business growth

It’s not what we have, it’s what we do that’s important. The growing “experience economy” crystallises the importance of memories over materialism; of experiences over “things”

Staff at John Lewis Edinburgh celebrate the announcement of a 15% bonus

15% staff bonus after John Lewis sales boost

Around 91,000 John Lewis partners receive a pay boost worth eight weeks' salary after strong financial results

Designer Rob Law with his Trunki and Northumbria associate senior lecturer Steve Bailey

Northumbria Dragons' Den designer loses his case

Northumbria University student Rob Law has lost his case against a rival European company producing suitcases for youngsters

John Lewis

Department store John Lewis announces sales growth

Department store John Lewis said it had notched up its best annual like-for-like sales growth since the start of the recession

Marks & Spencer

Marks & Spencer's performance will be in focus today

Marks & Spencer's performance will be in focus today with a trading update that should shed light on whether fierce competition has dealt a further blow to its turnaround plans

Sainsbury's and Tesco

Tesco and Sainsbury’s to kick off festive trading updates

Trading updates over the Christmas period are to be released this week by supermarket giants Tesco and Sainsbury's

John Lewis

Record weekly sales at John Lewis have raised hopes of a bumper end to Christmas shopping period

Record weekly sales at John Lewis have raised hopes of a bumper end to the Christmas shopping period but there are fears that the wider retail sector could be left with a profits hangover after heavy discounting

Shoppers in Manor Walks, Cramlington

Linking online behaviour to those offline purchases

Technology is helping retailers adapt to changing consumer behaviour believes the general manager of a North East town shopping centre

Principal designate of Studio West, Val Wigham, with Craig Melville, CCO and deputy CEO from OGN

Pioneering Newcastle Studio West school receives top backing

Studio West school in Newcastle is due to open next year and has seen top employers from a range of sectors backing the new organisation

Luciano’s Italian Restaurant in the Kingston Park Centre, Newcastle

Secret Diner Review: Luciano's, Kingston Park and John Lewis Brasserie, Newcastle

A lunch-time jaunt to Kingston Park turned out to be less than favourable for the Secret Diner

North East Business Executive of the Year

North East Business Executive of the Year Awards: A time to celebrate the best in business

It is the night when the North East business community comes together to celebrate the achievements of those individuals who make our companies tick

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Binge drinking effects on unborn children

IS binge-drinking during pregnancy really abuse by umbilical cord? Professor Barry Carpenter said this and added that the country was facing an unprecedented rise in the number of children born with learning disabilities thanks to binge drinking.

Factory outlets look good for bargains

WITH serious pressure on retail spending increasingly a feature of the High Street as a result of the almost “over mentioned” recession, those offering discounted prices could be busier than usual at this time of year, says Mike Birkett.

Jewels with a dual purpose

JEWELLERY should mean something shouldn’t it? Silly to put it on a par with falling in love but it’s a similar gut feeling; a decision taken by the heart or the head; its beauty will stir us whilst our brain weighs up the financial consequences.


David Whetstone
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Business Editor
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Newcastle United Editor
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Sports Writer