W H Smith reboots distribution operation

W H Smith (WHS) is increasing its focus on book distribution to its stores in a bid to make cost savings. The company’s book buyers have been working within its new “books operating model”, which involves more focused targeting of big titles to key stores, which will be a priority going forward, The Bookseller understands. In its annual financial results statement, which it released last month, the chain said the new model would ensure “margin improvements and efficiency savings” in its High Street business.    Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

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