Tue, 01/04/2014 - 09:20
WH Smith’s Irish stores achieved 185% increase in pre-tax profits to €1.5m (£1.24m) last year.
The Irish Examiner has seen the company’s accounts filed on Companies Office, which show that...
Tue, 11/03/2014 - 09:40
Michael Neil has been appointed as the new business director of books at W H Smith.
He starts in the new role today (11th March).
Neil replaces Jackie Wing, the former business director of books at WH Smith, who has moved over to become the director of general merchandise for the retailer.
Neil was most recently the...
Wed, 05/03/2014 - 10:05
The UK’s booksellers are gearing up to mark World Book Day, tomorrow (6th March) with enthusiasm.
Waterstones is preparing to inject “the usual riot of colour, costumes and entertainment” into its stores across the country, which will also be displaying the World Book Day titles.
Authors will be out in force...
Wed, 22/01/2014 - 09:10
Book sales at WH Smith were down 7%-8% like-for-like in the Christmas trading period.
In telephone briefings with City analysts this morning, WHS revealed the 7%-8% book sales fall for the 20 weeks to 18th January, saying that the retailer had cut television advertising costs over the period.
Children’s books performed...
Mon, 13/01/2014 - 09:40
WH Smith has confirmed that it is in discussion with "a number" of convenience store retailers about converting into WH Smith Local formats.
The retailer’s Local Roadshow held 9th-11th December went “really well” according to a WH Smith spokesperson, who told The Bookseller that further roadshows...
Thu, 09/01/2014 - 09:00
The chief executive of WH Smith, Steve Clarke, is said to be facing a “pay revolt” at his first annual meeting this month, after institutional investors were issued with a warning about the company’s remuneration policies.
Mon, 30/09/2013 - 09:22
The Dutch bookshop chain Ako could be sold to W H Smith, according to a report in De Telegraaf.
The newspaper said that publishing group Audax, which owns Ako, was in exclusive discussions with W H Smith despite interest from...
Fri, 11/01/2013 - 08:30
A revival of high street bookselling is being heralded, with several retailers seeing good single-digit sales growth in their Christmas trading. Waterstones, Blackwell's, The Works and many independent bookshops are among those on the front foot.
Nielsen BookScan's General Retail Market panel, which includes Waterstones, W H...
Tue, 13/11/2012 - 07:00
Debut author Lisa Ballantyne has won the readers vote for the Richard and Judy autumn Book Club titles at WH Smith with her “emotionally intense” novel The Guilty One (Piatkus).
Readers voted online for their favourite of the chain store’s autumn Book Club reads, with The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey (...
Fri, 31/08/2012 - 09:00
Titles from publishers Hachette and Random House feature strongly on the Waterstones Book Club promotion for the next quarter, which launches in stores today (31st August).
The retailer picks 12 new “eclectic, intelligent and readable” titles to be promoted in stores with discounts as part of the quarterly Waterstones...