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...
Fri, 25/11/2011 - 08:20
The Works is soon to create its own store-front on eBay as part of a host of new e-commerce initiatives at the bookseller.
Following the appointment of former Hobbycraft e-commerce manager Alistair Singer to the role of e-commerce manager in September, The Works is currently in the process of doubling its e-commerce team (from...
Fri, 09/09/2011 - 08:45
Discount retailer The Works has said it hopes to expand its stores in the UK by nearly 150, as well as growing its e-commerce business with the sale of e-books.
The retailer has opened 43 new stores this year—bringing its total to 304—but Garry Wilson, m.d. of parent company Endless LLP, said the chain...
Fri, 05/08/2011 - 08:15
Discount bookseller The Works is in talks to buy an online business to boost its growth.
The plans come after the company, owned by private equity firm Endless, increased its pre-tax profit from £7m to £7.1m in the year to 1st May and raised operating profit from £10.4m to £10.5m. Like-for-like sales declined...
Fri, 06/08/2010 - 08:29
Discount bookseller The Works is planning to more than double its number of branches, arguing there is room for up to 600 stores in the UK, Retail Week reports.
Citing "sources close to the firm", the publication said in particular the management saw a "big opportunity" for the chain in the south of England...