WHS High Street sales down 5%

WH Smith has released its interim results covering the Christmas period, revealing that group sales were down 2% like-for-like. As usual, WH Smith Travel performed better than its High Street stores, with like-for-like sales up 2% and total sales up 7%, with particular improvements at large airports. The retailer saw a like-for-like sales drop of 5% in its High Street arm, however, along with a total sales decline of 5%, but the company said these sales decreases were “in line with our plan.” The figures relate to the 20-week period to 17th January 2015. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

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