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Shareholders to convene next month for WH Smith’s proposed acquisition of MRG

WH Smith’s plans to buy the Marshall Retail Group (MRG) have been approved by the FCA and the transaction now only requires shareholder approval. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2019-11-25 19:46:04 UTC ]
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Bookseller judges announced for Costa Book Awards

Booksellers from WH Smith, Waterstones, Sam Read Books, Libreria and West End Lane Books are to join judging panels for The Costa Book Awards 2019. The booksellers will select shortlists and decide the winners across five categories, in a year which sees the highest number of submissions to... Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2019-10-17 00:41:12 UTC ]
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WH Smith to buy second US travel retailer; High Street book sales fall 5%

WH Smith has announced it is to buy US indie travel retailer Marshall Retail Group (MRG) for $400m. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2019-10-16 21:24:24 UTC ]
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Summer reading: dive into the perfect book

As publishers vie to persuade us to pack their titles for the holidays, we chart the evolution of the ’beach read’Summer reads, beach reads, holiday reads … at this time of year, the publishing world works itself into a sweat trying to force its novels into our carry-on luggage, or over the... Continue reading at 'The Guardian'

[ The Guardian | 2019-07-14 07:00:23 UTC ]
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InMotion buy helps WH Smith to 6% Christmas trading rise

WH Smith has reported a “strong trading performance” for Christmas trading, with total sales up 6%. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2019-01-24 00:00:00 UTC ]
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W H Smith to push Price Promise this summer

W H Smith has been offering customers money back if they find a cheaper copy of one of their books at a local rival bookshop. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2018-05-29 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Booksellers remove racist and Holocaust denial titles from their websites

Anti-racist group Hope Not Hate says Waterstones, Foyles, WH Smith and Amazon are lending respectability to offensive books, but retailers say listings come from uncurated feedMajor booksellers have been accused of lending a veneer of respectability to antisemitic and neo-Nazi books by featuring... Continue reading at 'The Guardian'

[ The Guardian | 2018-03-20 00:00:00 UTC ]
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WH Smith unveils bookselling blueprint for the next decade

WH Smith has unveiled a new books strategy for its High Street arm, designed to futureproof sales at the 611-strong chain “for the next decade”. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2018-02-06 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Tom Fletcher launches kids book club with WH Smith

McFly band member turned children's author Tom Fletcher has launched a children's book club exclusively with WH Smith. The book club titles will get promotion in-store, online and on Fletcher's YouTube channel, which has over 625,000 subscribers. The new club follows that WH Smith already runs... Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2017-09-11 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Exclusive 'yellowbacks' sold in WH Smith to mark anniversary

W H Smith is celebrating its 225th anniversary year with a classic ‘yellowback’ book collection similar to the ones sold in the mid-1800s by the retailer. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2017-03-18 00:00:00 UTC ]
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WHS book sales down 2% despite boost from Zoella

WH Smith saw strong sales from its Zoella Book Club launch over summer, but general book sales were down 2% like-for-like for the retailer in the year ending 31st August 2016. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2016-10-14 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Zoella reveals first WHS book club titles

Zoella has officially launched her book club with WH Smith, revealing eight titles from Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell to All The Bright Places by Jennifer Niven. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2016-06-10 00:00:00 UTC ]
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WH Smith doubles donations for Readcycle 2016

Marie Curie and WH Smith have partnered to launch their second Big Readcycle to help support people living with a terminal illness. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2016-06-03 00:00:00 UTC ]
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WH Smith to fit 100 stores with digital screens

WH Smith is fitting 100 of its UK branches with digital display screens in a bid to modernise its shop fronts.  Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2016-04-05 00:00:00 UTC ]
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WH Smith to launch book club with Zoella

WH Smith is launching an exclusive book club with author and YouTube vlogger Zoe Sugg, known as Zoella, this summer. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2016-03-03 00:00:00 UTC ]
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WHS reveals 100 most voted for paperbacks

WH Smith has revealed a list of 100 "best paperbacks of all time" as voted for by its customers. The chain retailer asked customers to vote for their favourite paperback through social media, with “thousands” getting involved. WHS said that Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird topped the list,... Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2015-09-29 00:00:00 UTC ]
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WH Smith sales increase 1%

WH Smith's total group sales for the last quarter grew slightly by 1% compared to the same period in 2014, although high street sales were down. The high street division saw both total sales and like-for-like sales fall 4% compared to last year in the 13 weeks ending 30th May. However, the... Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2015-06-04 00:00:00 UTC ]
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WHS to open six stores at Sydney airport

WH Smith has struck a deal to open six outlets at Sydney airport, Australia.  The company, which bought the Queensland-based Supanews chain last year, has reportedly secured the Sydney airport venues after a “competitive tender process” according to Stationery News Australia.  The new stores... Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2015-05-19 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Nicholls and Hornby in R&J summer picks

WH Smith has released its Richard and Judy Summer Book Club titles, featuring David Nicholls, Nick Hornby and Joel Dicker in the mix.   The eight titles feature two from publisher Orion - No Safe House by Linwood Barclay and Summertime by Vanessa Lafaye, while Nicholls’ Us (Hodder) and... Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2015-05-08 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Booksellers given role in prison book delivery

The government has relaxed the prison book ban, but said inmates can only receive parcels from four named booksellers – Waterstones, Blackwell’s, Foyles or WH Smith. The prison book ban was relaxed from 31st January, The Bookseller understands, following a High Court ruling that the ban,... Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2015-02-03 00:00:00 UTC ]
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