WHS eyes Woolies stores

<p>W H Smith is eyeing several former Woolworths stores as it seeks to extend its portfolio by 44 shops by the end of its financial year in August.</p><p>According to <em>Retail Week</em>, the books to stationery retailer will open 10 high street stores and 32 travel shops by August to add to its total portfolio of 807 stores.</p><p><a href="../news/75618-wh-smith-book-sales-down-3.html" target="_blank">This week, W H Smith reported group like-for-like sales dropped 5% in the 20 weeks to 17th January</a>, but that margins increased. Its high street like-for-like sales fell 7%, while its travel like-for-likes slid 1%.</p>