Tue, 17/06/2014 - 08:50
The Works has seen a 7% boost in sales following unprecedented growth in its e-commerce arm.
The chain retailer, which stocks books as half of its product range, saw a 90% increase in online sales over the course of a year, bringing the company’s overall sales to £141m, up 7% like-for-like.
The company has also...
Fri, 10/01/2014 - 08:45
The Works saw like-for-like sales increase by 10% over the Christmas trading period in December.
The discount retailer, for which books count as 50% of its stock, hailed the Christmas sales as “a record sales performance” for a third consecutive year.
Kevin Keaney, The Works c.e.o, also said he was pleased the...
Fri, 29/11/2013 - 14:26
The Works’ buying director Andrea Bennett has criticised some publishers’ attitudes towards the retailer as old-fashioned, calling on more to do business with them.
The buying director, who heads up a team of 22 buyers at the 300-plus chain store, said that while the company enjoyed cooperative relationships with many...
Fri, 13/09/2013 - 09:30
The Works has achieved a like-for-like sales increase of 3% year-on-year on books in the year to April 2013 but its overall profits have fallen by 25.3% to £5.6m.
The company racked up total sales of £134m, up 1.1% from last year. But profits were hit after investments in a new e-commerce platform, revamping shops and...
Mon, 15/04/2013 - 14:33
This year’s instalment of The Bookseller Industry Awards will be the biggest to date, with 19 prizes given out on the night, plus the Booksellers Association’s Gerry Davies Award for lifetime services to bookselling. The awards will be presented during a gala ceremony on 13th May at the Hilton, Park Lane, London.
Wed, 09/01/2013 - 09:55
The Works achieved its “highest ever” monthly sales figure in December 2012 as it saw book sales grow by 8% in what it says is proof that “traditional paper formats continue to show resilience against digital versions".
Giving its Christmas trading statement, The Works said it saw £21m sales across its...
Fri, 09/11/2012 - 08:45
Discount bookstore chain The Works has launched a new flagship store in Southampton, with plans to expand its innovations across many of the chain’s other outlets.
The Works has more than 300 stores around the country, focusing on books at low prices, alongside products such as stationery, toys, and arts and craft materials....
Wed, 19/09/2012 - 08:30
Igloo Books and The Works are teaming up to produce a children’s book to raise money for charity Help The Heroes.
The book, called I Love You Daddy by Melanie Joyce with illustrations from Alison Edgson, is being produced by Igloo Books in a “read record and play” format, where parents can record either...
Mon, 19/03/2012 - 08:10
The Works is enhancing its retail experience around books, creating genre sections, themed window and in-store displays, and increasing the percentage of books it offers to over half of its product range. The chain also plans to continue to grow its estate.
Andrea Bennett, buying director at The Works, said the company had a series...
Fri, 10/02/2012 - 08:10
The Works is heralding a revived "commitment to books" after appointing a new c.e.o. and celebrating pre-Christmas like-for-like sales growth of 12%.
Former m.d. Kevin Keaney, recently promoted to the position of c.e.o., said the book, stationery and toy retailer sold 10 million books in the last quarter to Christmas, and...