COVID-19: Eight more John Lewis stores scrapped with almost 1,500 jobs at risk

The John Lewis Partnership has revealed plans to close a further eight department stores, leaving 1,465 jobs under threat.

The company, which includes the Waitrose supermarket brand, had warned earlier this month while revealing annual losses of £517m that it did not expect to reopen all its John Lewis sites when COVID-19 restrictions are due to end in April.

It cut 1,300 jobs last year.