Tue, 09/09/2014 - 09:20
Foyles’ head of marketing Miriam Robinson is to leave the bookseller after seven years at the company.
Robinson, a Kim Scott Walwyn prizewinner who is well-known in the industry, has decided not to return to work following her maternity leave, and instead will embark on an MA course at Goldsmith’s College in London later...
Mon, 09/06/2014 - 10:00
The opening of Foyles new flagship store on Charing Cross Road "was almost as good as Christmas Day”, according to the company’s chief executive.
More than 300 customers queued around the block in the pouring rain to await the unveiling of the much-discussed multi-million pound store at 12.30pm on Saturday (7th June...
Fri, 06/06/2014 - 10:00
Foyles is set to open its “dazzling” multi-million pound new flagship store tomorrow (7th June)—the largest bookshop to open in the UK this century.
Chief executive Sam Husain said the 37,000 sq ft four-storey retail space heralds “a new era” for Foyles and will ensure the 111-year-old bookseller’s...
Tue, 03/06/2014 - 09:40
Foyles is to leave St Pancras station in London after failing to renegotiate viable terms on its lease.
The six-year-old bookshop first opened in the premises on World Book Day in 2008 and its 10 staff were told earlier today (2nd June) that the bookshop will close when the lease expires on 31st July.
Mon, 10/02/2014 - 09:20
Foyles' new Waterloo Station store opened at 7a.m. on Saturday (8th February) to queues of people waiting outside the door.
Two hundred limited edition Foyles at Waterloo goodie bags were given to the first customers, and manager Patrizia Sorrentino told The Bookseller that the first title to sell was Love Monster...
Wed, 29/01/2014 - 13:01
Foyles has appointed the current managing director of London’s Bond Street Development Group, Beverley Aspinall, as a non-executive director on its board.
Aspinall focuses on business improvements to Bond Street in her three-day-a-week role and will now also act as a retail advisor to Foyles.
She was previously the m.d...
Fri, 17/01/2014 - 08:45
The creation of a single Penguin Random House UK Children's division under m.d. Francesca Dow will be a "genuinely complementary process" which will not reduce the commitment to editorial diversity, PRH UK c.e.o. Tom Weldon has told The Bookseller.
Weldon also said that the move was a response to the "...
Mon, 13/01/2014 - 15:20
Tom Weldon, c.e.o. Penguin Random House UKLessons from 2013 include: the shift to online sales is further squeezing the...Anthony Forbes Watson | Bookseller News Team | Charlie Redmayne | David Prescott | Home | James Daunt | Nicola Solomon | Nigel Newton | Sam Husain | Stephen Page | Tim Godfray | Tim Hely Hutchinson | Tom WeldonThu, 09/01/2014 - 08:45
Foyles has reported a 0.4% like-for-like increase in sales over the Christmas trading period in December.
The company said sales performed well in the three weeks before Christmas, up 0.1% on 2012 and increased further in the week before Christmas, up 0.68% compared to the equivalent period last year.
Foyles said...Thu, 21/11/2013 - 08:30
Foyles has seen a drop in profits and revenue for the financial year ended 30th June 2013.
The book chain, which has five branches in London and one in Bristol, reported pre-tax profits of £83,294, a decline of 45% on 2012's profits of £152,552.
Turnover has also dropped slightly, standing at £22.9m, down...