John Lewis is a chain of department stores in the UK, owned by the John Lewis Partnership. The chain's slogan is 'never knowingly undersold', and it is widely regarded as an 'upmarket' department store.
Employing 38,100 people, the chain was founded in 1864, and 46 stores in England, Scotland and Wales, selling a wide range of household and electrical goods, and clothing.
The annual Christmas advert has become something of an annual tradition, with the company investing heavily in this seasonal advertising campaign.
A number of Waitrose own brand products are also available from John Lewis, and online purchases can also be collected from a number of Waitrose stores.