Tagged: James Daunt

Retail on the edge

Philip Jones on how the “designer bookshop” is becoming central to how high streets are reinventing themselves in the 21st century. Read more

Waterstones 'in takeover talks with Elliott Advisors'

Elliott Advisors, the UK arm of an American hedge fund, has reportedly made a formal offer to buy Waterstones. Read more

Waterstones to press ahead with store opening programme in 2018

Waterstones plans to press ahead with its programme of opening new premises in 2018, despite the business being up for sale. Read more

Daunt confident of Waterstones sale after pre-tax profit jump

Waterstones’ managing director James Daunt has said he is confident the bookselling chain will find a buyer, after posting its latest set of financial results... Read more

Daunt wants to stay on as Waterstones chief after sale

James Daunt has said the process of selling Waterstones has resumed after Christmas, while expressing a desire to stay on as managing director of the... Read more

Library closures are a 'disgrace', says Daunt

Waterstones boss James Daunt has slammed the widespread closure of public libraries as a "disgrace", arguing that the decline will have a damning effect on... Read more

Waterstones 'pleased' with festive performance in 'tricky' month

The week before Christmas saw the biggest value takings for books since 2007, but bad weather and a surge in online orders hit brick and... Read more

Bookselling Britain report reveals retailers’ challenges

Bricks-and-mortar booksellers have an extra weapon in their arsenal when it comes to persuading the UK government of the importance of addressing the “unfair” playing... Read more

Daunt dismisses Russian bank link to Waterstones

Waterstones managing director James Daunt has moved to dismiss any suggestion that a Russian bank collapse will impact on the future ownership of the retail... Read more

Trade fears for supply and skill of staff after Article 50

Fears for the status of staff from EU member states has emerged as the “overwhelming” concern for the UK book trade, as it grapples with the... Read more

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