Blackwell’s 17% growth vindicates multichannel strategy, says Prescott

Blackwell’s 17% growth vindicates multichannel strategy, says Prescott

Blackwell’s has reported sales growth of 17% in its past financial year, following growth of 12% a year earlier. The good result, from the British Book Awards Book Retailer of the Year, adds to growing evidence of robust physical book sales despite the wider malaise on the high street. Sales in the second-half of this year are up a further 11%, the company noted.

Blackwell’s said that both its academic and the high street shops grew sales, with its children's book sales up 25%. However, its star performer was its website where sales grew by more than 100%. According to Nielsen BookScan, fo...

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