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John Lewis Switching Some Store Square Footage to Office Space

When it’s deliver-or-die, supply chains become the lifeblood of a company. To that end, the fashion industry has embraced technology to navigate today’s hyper-complicated supply chain, with myriad solutions shaping the first, middle and last mile. Call it Sourcing 2.0.

In a sign of the depressed U.K. retail sector, John Lewis Partnership has received approval from the Westminster City Council to pull back on the square footage at its Oxford Street store. The plan to cut 40 percent of the sales square footage and convert the space to offices was floated last month as the…

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