The 17% bonus is unveiled
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John Lewis staff count down to 17% bonus

Department store group John Lewis has announced a 17% bonus for staff after reporting a rise in profits.

The partnership, which includes Waitrose supermarkets, said it made pre-tax profits of £409m ($613m) last year - a rise of 15.8%.

John Lewis is owned by its employees, meaning some of the profits are paid as bonuses every year.

The 17% bonus was unveiled after a countdown in the store.

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