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Britain's John Lewis to increase digital focus and diversify

LONDON, Oct 16 (Reuters) - British retailer the John Lewis Partnership will increase its online focus, diversify beyond retail and seek partnerships as it aims to recover profitability, it said on Friday.

Detailing a five-year plan to grow the employee-owned department stores and the Waitrose supermarket group, Chairman Sharon White said the plan aims to lift profit to 400 million pounds ($515 million) by year five. ($1 = 0.7762 pounds) (Reporting by James Davey Editing by David Goodman )

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