Mon, 04/02/2013 - 14:17
Waterstones managing director James Daunt has said it will take two years to transform the chain, after accounts submitted to Companies House showed the extent of the decline in the business before it was sold to Russian oligarch Alexander Mamut and the costs of remodeling the chain since.
In the 52 weeks to 28th April 2012,...
Wed, 06/06/2012 - 10:00
Waterstones could sell other devices instore alongside the Kindle, as m.d. James Daunt said the arrangement with Amazon is not exclusive.
Speaking at the Hay Festival Business Breakfast panel this morning (3rd June), Daunt said: "We are not selling other devices but if there was another device that we thought was better then we...
Mon, 03/10/2011 - 08:12
Scrapping Waterstone’s 3-for-2 offer will make customers focus more on books rather than price, the retailer’s m.d James Daunt has said.
The Bookseller revealed in August the chain was bringing to an end its iconic offer, which has...
Tue, 25/05/2010 - 15:43
The Owl Bookshop in Kentish town has been bought by James Daunt, but will retain its original name and continue to run autonomously.
Owl's former owner Kevin Ramage has moved to Aberfeldy in Scotland, where he will manage another of his shops, The Watermill. Kevin Ramage also owns the Grove Bookshop in Ilkley, Yorkshire. Ramage...
Fri, 06/06/2008 - 06:54
The Pan Bookshop could be resurrected by a familiar independent name after James Daunt made an offer to take over the building. Daunt, who runs four shops in London, stressed that it was "very early days" for any prospective deal. "It's like buying a house," he said. "Until the deal is done, there's a...