John Lewis & Partners is a chain of high-end department stores operating throughout the United Kingdom.
The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom or Britain, is a sovereign country in western Europe.
A department store is a retail establishment offering a wide range of consumer goods in different product categories known as "departments".
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Concessions are also located in the Republic of Ireland and Australia.
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The chain is owned by the John Lewis Partnership, which was created by Spedan Lewis, son of the founder, John Lewis, in 1929.
The John Lewis Partnership is an employee-owned UK company which operates John Lewis & Partners department stores, Waitrose & Partners supermarkets, its banking and financial services, and other retail-related activities.
The first John Lewis store was opened in 1864 in Oxford Street, London.
Oxford Street is a major road in the City of Westminster in the West End of London, running from Tottenham Court Road to Marble Arch via Oxford Circus.
Oxford is a city in the South East region of England and the county town of Oxfordshire.
London is the capital and most populous city of England and the United Kingdom.
The chain has promised since 1925 that it is "never knowingly undersold", a phrase used as a slogan—it will always at least match a lower price offered by a "national high street competitor".
There are 51 stores throughout England, Scotland and Wales, including 12 "At Home" stores, and "flexible format" stores in Exeter, York and Chelmsford.
Chelmsford is the principal settlement of the City of Chelmsford district, and the county town of Essex, in the East of England.
Exeter is a cathedral city in Devon, England, with a population of 129,800.
York is a historic walled city in North Yorkshire, England.
The first John Lewis concession in the Republic of Ireland opened in Dublin in October 2016 where a limited supply of John Lewis products are available at Irish department store Arnotts.
On 1 January 2008, the Oxford Street store was awarded a Royal Warrant from Queen Elizabeth II as: "suppliers of haberdashery and household goods".
John Lewis & Partners Reading is also the holder of a Royal Warrant from the Queen in 2007 as suppliers of household and fancy goods.
The John Lewis & Partners Christmas advert was first launched in 2007 and it has since become something of an annual tradition in British culture, and one of the signals that the countdown to Christmas has begun in the UK.
The John Lewis & Partners Christmas advert is a television advertising campaign released by British department store chain John Lewis & Partners in the build-up to Christmas.