Daunt outlines his strategy for Barnes & Noble

Daunt outlines his strategy for Barnes & Noble

Barnes & Noble chief executive and Waterstones m.d. James Daunt has said the two-and-a-half month lockdown in the US was "hugely traumatic" and a "body blow" to employees, but that B&N had used the period to bring much needed changes the US chain's estate.
About 544 people registered to hear Daunt on 11th September in a virtual Q&A with Book Industry Study Group executive director Brian O’Leary. B&N was already in trouble when Elliott Advisors bought it just over a year ago; Daunt arrived soon after. The company now operates 613 stores; it opened three new ones this summer, but has shed...

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