Wed, 27/02/2013 - 09:43
John Smith & Son has seen a like-for-like sales increase of 14.3% in the year 2011-12, led by its Aspire student bursary scheme and growth in Africa.
The Scotland-based academic bookseller has reported that overall group revenue dropped by 3% to £37.9m, but profits increased by 10% after tax to £186,573.
Thu, 15/03/2012 - 08:48
John Smith & Son academic booksellers and Oxford University Press each scooped two awards at the Academic, Professional and Specialist Bookselling Group awards, presented last night (14th March) at the APS conference in Warwickshire.
OUP won the Publisher of the Year and Distributor of the Year awards, with John Smith's taking...
Fri, 02/03/2012 - 09:30
Academic retailer John Smith has told The Bookseller it hopes to grow the number of its UK stores in the next year, as the company reported a like-for-like sales increase in its higher education business of 10.5% -despite an overall drop in sales.
In the year 2010/11 the business grew like-for-like sales in its campus...
Fri, 04/11/2011 - 10:27
W H Smith has fired the starting pistol for festive promotions, with Waterstone’s, Amazon.co.uk, Blackwell, John Smith and Foyles following hot on their heels as 1st November saw the switch-on of the Oxford Street Christmas lights.
WHS was first to begin its Christmas promotions last Thursday (27th October), before girl band...
Wed, 27/04/2011 - 15:46
John Smith & Son deputy chairman Willie Anderson has retired after 38 years' service.
Anderson began his career at the academic bookseller as a bookshop sales assistant in 1973 and was the first staff member to be appointed to the board six years later, before becoming managing director in 1994.
Under this guise he...
Fri, 25/03/2011 - 09:36
Academic retailers have demanded that academic publishers provide them with greater support, arguing that the current model is "not sustainable" in the long term.
The development comes after Waterstone's m.d. Dominic Myers warned that the academic bookselling industry was at "crisis point". Speaking at the...
Mon, 28/02/2011 - 16:12
Strong sales in its UK campus stores have helped John Smith & Son to report a sales increase of 3.1% in its latest trading results.
The academic and specialist bookseller reported sales were up from £39.3m to £40.5m for the year ending 31st May 2010. Profit before tax increased 5.4% to £378,000.
Thu, 11/03/2010 - 09:08
Publishers and retailers should work together against excess discounting, in a bid to improve the perceived value of books, delegates at this week's ASP (academic, professional and specialist booksellers) conference heard yesterday (10th March).
The 39th annual conference, which kicked off yesterday afternoon (10th March) and is...
Wed, 24/02/2010 - 12:00
John Smith & Son saw sales grow by more than a third for the year to end-May 2009, to £39.4m, with strong performances across its three core divisions.
Profits at the retailer doubled over the same period, although no figure has been stripped out.
During the year, the campus division opened two new branches in Anglia...
Tue, 26/08/2008 - 13:59
Academic bookseller John Smith is to open four new branches within the next four weeks in time for the beginning of the new university term.
Two branches will open next month at Anglia Ruskin University. The shop in the Chelmsford campus is the former Chapters bookshop and will give the academic retailer around 1,500 sq ft of trading...