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3rd October 2018

John Lewis Partnership selects businesses specialising in reducing plastic waste to participate in JLAB

The John Lewis Partnership today announced that following a competitive pitch day for JLAB – its unique retail innovation programme – it has selected four businesses who can help reduce plastic waste by reusing and reducing food, liquid and postal packaging. Over 100 new start-ups and more established businesses submitted ideas that could help John […]
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John Lewis Partnership selects businesses specialising in reducing plastic waste to participate in JLAB

24th September 2018

JLAB Pitch Perfect: Part 2

Last  week we announced the first five out of ten businesses that have been invited to pitch their innovative concepts on helping to reduce plastic waste on 27 September. With only four days to go till pitch day here are the final five:           Original Repack has created a reusable packaging service that […]
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14th September 2018

JLAB Pitch Perfect: Part 1

JLAB’s second theme is focused on reducing plastic waste and has attracted many innovative businesses, from start-ups to scale-ups to larger companies. On 5 August, applications closed after more than 100 applications. From here JLAB sat down with key stakeholders from John Lewis & Partners and Waitrose & Partners and reviewed a proportion of these […]
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3rd September 2018

Walking JLAB Startups Through The Aisles

Ahead of their next journey to build customer research, 21 August marked the day the John Lewis Partnership and two of our selected JLAB Health & Wellbeing businesses, Kafoodle and OME Health visited the nicely cool (thank goodness) Waitrose store in Bracknell. We were meeting Hannah, Waitrose’s Customer Insight Manager, with the aim of understanding […]
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26th July 2018

Eliminating plastic waste…how the John Lewis Partnership is taking action

Plastic serves several important functions in retail. This can range from protecting vulnerable products from damage whilst in transit, to shielding against contamination or damage by moisture, humidity, gases, microorganisms, insects and light. It also helps preserve food for longer. The fundamental problem with plastic however is the careless disposal of it, resulting in land […]
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6th July 2018

Behind the scenes at a JLAB pitch day

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13th June 2018

Preparing for pitch day…what to expect

Back in April, the John Lewis Partnership announced that, for the first time in its five year history, JLAB would be expanded and run throughout the year, with three chances in 2018 for both established businesses and new startups to participate. We launched JLAB in April and submissions for the health and wellbeing theme are […]
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