Barnes & Noble’s First UK Partner Also Sells Kindle & Kobo

August 28, 2012

I’ve got a soft spot for well-run employee-owned companies, so John Lewis is my kind of firm. Founded in 1864, the company’s 81,000 employees are all partners in an enterprise with 29 department stores, 8 at home shops, 283 Waitrose supermarkets and the John Lewis online and catalog business. The combined operation has annual gross sales of over £8.7 billion. It ranks very near the top of U.K. favorite retailers, while winning top spot for service. The 2012 Tempkin Loyalty Rankings place it significantly ahead of Amazon. (more…)

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