John Lewis to pull ‘Never knowingly undersold’ pledge

John Lewis is planning to replace its famous promise to match rivals’ prices as its new boss plans radical changes to the business.

“Never knowingly undersold” has become harder to defend as competition from online retailers has become ever tougher.

told the Sunday Times she expected the price pledge to go.” data-reactid=”21″The new chief executive Sharon White told the Sunday Times she expected the price pledge to go.

The slogan has been in place since 1925.

“The proposition is important because it signifies being fair to society. We’re reviewing it to improve it,” Ms White told the Sunday Times.

The department store chain has already announced the closure of eight stores including its flagship Birmingham site which only opened five years ago as it struggles to adapt to the challenges arising from the pandemic. This year between 60% and 70% of John Lewis’s sales are expected to be online,

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LA Mayor Eric Garcetti Promises “Big Step Forward” In LAPD Reform; Cops Pledge To “Embrace Changes” Over “Prior Missteps”

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“Today, we take a big step forward …to ensure equity and justice and fairness for every Angeleno by creating the Community Safety Partnership bureau in the Los Angeles Police Department,” said Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti in a somber update on the metropolis’ battle with the coronavirus, public safety and police reform.

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“This new bureau makes CSP both a program and a philosophy,” Garcetti added in the evolving “co-ownership” plan to place police officers for up to five years in neighborhoods to “develop relationships with the people they serve …moving from a warrior mentality to a guardian mentality.”

“This complete embrace of policing built on relationships and the pursuit of long-term solutions rather than ongoing enforcement plans will serve as the foundation of the reimagined Los Angeles Police Department,” declared the LAPD in a press release that went out as

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West Elm Takes the 15 Percent Pledge to Support Black-Owned Businesses

Photo credit: West Elm
Photo credit: West Elm

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As the #blacklivesmatter hashtag slowly stops trending online, how are large corporations going to continue to use their power to make an impact toward economic equality for Black businesses in their respective industries? Aurora James—the founder of Brother Vellies, a luxury accessories brand—came up with the 15 Percent Pledge as a response to the many people and businesses alike who have asked the question, What can we do to help?

The name of the project is derived from the fact that Black Americans make up nearly 15 percent of the U.S. population; the pledge began to go viral after James proposed the idea on her personal Instagram account and directly tagged major retailers such as Target, Sephora, and Whole Foods. When companies sign on to take the pledge, they are promising that at least 15 percent of their shelf space will be devoted

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Britain’s biggest businesses make net zero pledge

Severn Trent boss Liv Garfield - Heathcliff O'Malley
Severn Trent boss Liv Garfield – Heathcliff O’Malley

Some of Britain’s biggest business have committed to cut their carbon emissions to net zero by 2040 as the UK gears up to host crucial international climate talks next year. 

EasyJet, Pearson, Deloitte, Standard Chartered, Unilever and Severn Trent are among almost 50 public and private companies making the pledge ahead of a major meeting on Monday between ministers and business leaders to discuss how businesses can help protect the environment. 

The UK has a legally binding target of reaching net zero emissions by 2050, and ministers are keen to set an example as the UK gears up to host the 26th United Nations Climate Change Conference (Cop 26) in Glasgow next year. 

The conference had been due to take place this year but was delayed due to the coronavirus pandemic. 

The more than 200 business leaders attending today’s online meeting will

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