Inside Business

Why we should worry for the future of John Lewis

The firm is doing all the right things but, amid warnings about no-deal Brexit, its decline continues, writes Jim Moore

Thursday 12 September 2019 16:32 BST
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John Lewis has announced that it slipped into the red during the first half of its financial year
John Lewis has announced that it slipped into the red during the first half of its financial year

The John Lewis Partnership has mostly been doing the right things and as such critics of Britain’s largest employee owned business are hard to find.

There was more evidence of that to be found in some otherwise gloomy looking results produced by an organisation that puts most of its rival retailers to shame.

Faced with an extraordinarily difficult backdrop, and uncertainties bordering on the frightening, the partnership has reacted with prudence.

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