John Smith takes two

<p>John Smith is to open two new campus branches for the coming academic year. The chain will take over the 1,200 sq ft shop at the Stoke campus of Staffordshire University from Waterstone's, following the end of its lease. A new branch will open at the University of East London's modern Docklands development. Both are expected to open next month.

Nick Price, former regional manager with Blackwell's, has been recruited to manage the Stoke bookshop and oversee the launch programme in both sites. He will report to David Fox, recently appointed to head John Smith's campus division. Lilian Irvi...

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