The Gazette (The Partnership’s in-house magazine) published the following on the 17th October 2014:
John Lewis opened its first shop in a railway station at London’s St Pancras International this week, on the same day Waitrose unveiled a new convenience store opposite Manchester Piccadilly station.
JL St Pancras includes an edited range of electronics, gifts, beauty, home and fashion accessories, as well as offering the free johnlewis.com Click & Collect service. The 3,000 sq ft shop is designed to offer a convenient way to shop for commuters, international travellers and local residents.
Branch Manager Ben Pearson describes the new format store as ‘trailblazing’, adding: “It’s fantastic to be part of something new and exciting within John Lewis and effectively respond to the demands of our customers, who increasingly seek new channels of convenience. The team have worked incredibly hard over the last few weeks. Whether our customers are from Islington, Brighton or Brussels, they’re going to have a great shopping experience with us.”