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The fast growth of its online business helped John Lewis increase sales 9% to £8.5bn in the year to January 2013, with a quarter of its sales now generated online. The company operates 30 department stores in the UK – nine under the John Lewis at Home brand – 255 Waitrose supermarkets and 35 Waitrose convenience stores. Staff shared a bonus pot of £211m in March, equivalent to nearly nine weeks’ pay. The partnership is led by chairman Sir Charlie Mayfield, 46.

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Company details
CompanyJohn Lewis Partnership
ActivityFood and general retailer
LocationCentral London
Sales £m*8,466
Profit £m*749
Year endJan 13
Principal shareholdersEmployees (100%)

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