Bloomsbury to issue shares and cut costs, anticipating sales hit

Bloomsbury is issuing new shares and implementing a raft of cash-saving measures to counter the impact of recent retail closures on its business, which in a "prudent downside scenario" the company estimated could see print revenues fall as much as 75%.  Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2020-04-17 01:14:48 UTC ]
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Scholastic moves to cut costs as it anticipates coronavirus impact

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Online sales push Bloomsbury to best first-half since 2008

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V&A to close dedicated bookshop and cut 10% of staff as Covid-19 hits finances

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Sales at HMH Took Big Hit in Q2

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W H Smith to cut up to 1,500 jobs in restructure after Covid-19 hits business

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Pandemic losses hit Scholastic despite good trade sales

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