New John Lewis store to create 160 jobs

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John Lewis is to continue with its expansion programme by opening a new store in Newbury next year, creating 160 jobs, it was announced today.

The £8 million investment will see furniture, electrical and home goods sold in the so-called John Lewis At Home programme, which started with a store in Poole in 2009.

Andy Street, managing director of John Lewis, said: "We continue to believe that there is a strong opportunity to grow our business in the home and electricals sector and are delighted to be bringing a John Lewis At Home to Newbury town centre."