Britain's Most Admired Companies 2013: Retailers - broadline/home

Among these retailers is middle-class paradise John Lewis. But can it spend another year at the top?

Last Updated: 04 Dec 2013

John Lewis's involvement in September's sports bra price-fixing scandal hasn't dented its reputation: it's taken top spot in its sector, fourth place overall and the category award for quality of goods and services. First-half revenues were up 7.5% to £4.22bn, and in October the partnership's department stores notched up sales of £100m in a week for the first time. Next, whose CEO, Simon Wolfson, shared his £2.4m bonus with the firm's 20,000 staff in April, takes the second spot, while Marks & Spencer comes third again. Dunelm, whose founder Bill Adderley has been outed as owning a 3% stake in M&S, comes fourth, while rival Kingfisher slides from second to fifth place, despite its encouraging sales figures over the holiday period.

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