Blackwell's shows slim growth

<p>Blackwell's has reported sales of &#163;76.3m at its 64-strong book store chain, with like-for-like growth of 1%, in the year to end-June 2003.

The year saw the refurbishment of stores in Bristol; Charing Cross Road, London; and Nottingham University. The company also refitted the acquired James Thin store in Edinburgh to create a 13,295 sq ft flagship, and the London Business School bookshop which was won from Waterstone's.

Blackwell Limited, which includes the UK book chain and worldwide library supply business, made a pretax profit of &#163;1m on sales of &#163;196.9m.</p>

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