Thu, 19/06/2008 - 06:40
Is Woolies finished? That is the question posed by the Guardian, following the departure of its chief executive, yesterday. "Time was when Woolworths was at the centre of every high street. Shoppers who wanted anything from a bag of sweets to a 7in single could head into town and come back satisfied. That, as they said, was the wonder of...
Wed, 18/06/2008 - 07:45
Trevor Bish-Jones is standing down as chief executive of Woolworths Group. The news came as the company announced a decrease in group sales of 1.9% compared with last year for the 19 weeks to 14th June and the disposal of four of its London store leases to Waitrose.
Bish-Jones, who has been at Woolworths for six years, has agreed to...
Thu, 03/04/2008 - 08:04
Shareholders in Woolworths "will surely want some break-up action soon", writes Julia Finch in the Guardian: "There was the absence of any encouraging noises coming out of Woolworths' Marylebone HQ about the possibility of a break-up.
"Inside Woolies, which has an almost laughable market value of £...
Wed, 02/04/2008 - 14:14
Woolworths Group's entire book business, including its wholesale and retail wings, grew by 6.4% last year, according to its chief executive.
Trevor Bish-Jones was speaking after Woolworths revealed that its total revenue was £3bn for the year ended 2nd February 2008, representing an 8.5% increase over the previous year. Group...
Wed, 30/01/2008 - 08:19
The management shakeup at both the Woolworths chain and EUK, reported yesterday, has raised speculation that c.e.o. Trevor Bish-Jones is preparing to break up the group, according to the Telegraph. EUK, which has a turnover of £1.6bn, is growing rapidly, while Woolworths' stores have been struggling due to rising rents and falling...