Mon, 02/09/2013 - 10:00
Celebrities including chef Jamie Oliver and actors Bill Nighy and Damian Lewis will be among those supporting the industry-wide Books Are My Bag campaign, launching on 14th September.
Other notable figures lending their face to the nationwide...
Wed, 23/05/2012 - 09:10
Eason is soon to launch an own-branded e-reader, the Irish Independent reports.
A spokesman for the Irish bookseller revealed the plan in the wake of the...
Fri, 08/04/2011 - 08:40
Irish union Siptu has said it would “completely oppose” any compulsory redundancies enforced by bookselling chain Eason, as m.d Conor Whelan outlines turnaround plans for the retailer.
Last week Eason announced it would invest €20m (£17.6m) over three years in the company, derived from cost savings, cash...
Fri, 25/03/2011 - 12:40
The board of Easons has reiterated its support for managing director Conor Whelan after a second vote of no confidence in him was passed by management union members.
The Bookseller understands a second unanimous vote of no confidence in Whelan was given by Siptu union members holding a management grade at a recent meeting in Port...
Wed, 09/03/2011 - 08:38
Easons is to launch a company makeover in the next 12 months.
The Irish bookseller's managing director, Conor Whelan, has announced plans to give a facelift to the Easons website, launch a loyalty card scheme for customers and create "in-store interactive e-zones" to renovate certain outlets over the next year.
Mon, 07/03/2011 - 08:55
Eason Group's human resources manager of six years has secured an interim High Court order restraining the company from removing him from his post.
Tony Duggan, 60, has worked at Eason for 24 years. The order will also prevent the Irish bookseller from promoting someone else into a differently named position which he claims is...
Mon, 07/03/2011 - 08:10
The board of Easons has said it backs Conor Whelan, who has been managing director of the Irish chain since September 2009, after senior staff working in Dublin cast a vote of no confidence in him.
Irish union organisation Siptu said around 60 Dublin employees who hold the management grade in Easons were unanimous in their vote, which...
Mon, 11/10/2010 - 09:22
British Bookshops will have expanded its number of stores by 30% by mid-October from 39 to 51 after a management buy-out in February.
The retailer has seen considerable expansion since the beginning of the year when managing director John Simpson led the management buy-out. The ownership of the chain shifted from private equity firm...
Mon, 10/08/2009 - 06:00
A book about the Apollo moon landing retailing at €750 has sold out at Irish bookchain Easons in spite of the recession, reports the Irish Independent.
Moonfire, which commemorates the 40th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing, was published by Taschen with a limited print run of 1,969 copies.
The book comes in...
Tue, 12/05/2009 - 14:44
British Bookshops and Sussex Stationers managing director Michael Shakespeare has left the company. Basil McAllister, managing director of its Irish-based parent Easons, confirmed that Shakespeare had departed the retailer, but would not comment further. Shakespeare could not be contacted.
An announcement about the future of the chain,...