The future of book store chain Borders was hanging in the balance today after it emerged the group had applied to appoint administrators.
Thu, 26 Nov, 2009
British high street book chain Borders is holding emergency rescue talks as it fights to secure its future, it was reported today.
Mon, 23 Nov, 2009
The FTSE 100 Index drifted into the red today despite continuing optimism over many blue-chip retail stocks.
Thu, 23 Apr, 2009
WH SMITH, the British high-street news, book and stationery retailer, is to formalise its expansion into the Republic, with the opening of two stores at Shannon Airport before the end of the year.
Tue, 14 Oct, 2008
The Bank of England’s decision to keep interest rates at 5% failed to hold back banking and property stocks from making advances on the London market today.
Thu, 05 Jun, 2008
Banking shares rebounded today as investors bet that Royal Bank of Scotland and HBOS will complete their fundraising rights issues.
Banking shares were today heading for a second successive session of losses amid renewed speculation over the state of Barclays’ balance sheet.
Thu, 15 May, 2008
UK retail group WH Smith said today it was braced for a competitive Christmas after it reported lower sales over the last ten weeks of trading.
Thu, 15 Nov, 2007
More than £500m (€762m) was wiped from the value of Tate & Lyle after the sugar and sweetener group delivered a surprise profits warning today.
Tue, 23 Jan, 2007
British retailer WH Smith said today it was on track to deliver profits in line with expectations, despite a 6% fall in like-for-like sales in the past 20 weeks.
WH Smith boss Kate Swann today said the revival of the British retailer was marginally ahead of schedule, despite the impact of “subdued” trading conditions.
Thu, 12 Oct, 2006
The London market plunged into the red today as details emerged of a “very significant” terrorist plot to blow up aircraft in mid-air.
Thu, 10 Aug, 2006
UK book shop chain Ottakar’s agreed to a takeover by HMV today after conceding it faced a losing battle against supermarkets and online retailers.
Wed, 31 May, 2006
Music and books retailer HMV was today reported to be an £800m (€1.2bn) takeover target of private equity firm Permira.
Sun, 29 Jan, 2006
WH Smith today said annual profits from its high street stores almost doubled after halting unprofitable promotions and putting more emphasis on books and cards.
Thu, 13 Oct, 2005
The final verdict on Christmas trading in Britain was delivered today as high street stalwarts Boots and WH Smith rounded off the season for sales updates.
Wed, 19 Jan, 2005
Ailing supermarket chain Sainsbury’s is the target of a £5bn (€7.2bn) takeover bid being prepared by an ex-treasurer of the Conservative party, it was reported today.
Sun, 24 Oct, 2004
Ailing British retailer WH Smith today unveiled annual losses of £135m (€196.5m) following an “unacceptable performance” by its high street business.
Thu, 14 Oct, 2004
WH Smith is to add coffee shops and mobile phone outlets to its stores as part of a drive to revive its fortunes.
Tue, 31 Aug, 2004
Private equity firm Permira was today understood to be planning to offer a reduced £850m (€1.2bn) for British retailer WH Smith.
Sun, 11 Jul, 2004
Takeover speculation surrounding WH Smith heightened today amid reports the struggling retailer could be about to attract further bid interest.
Sun, 25 Apr, 2004
Struggling retailer WH Smith took a step in its restructuring today by unveiling an agreement to sell its Asia Pacific arm for £47m (€70m).
Fri, 23 Apr, 2004
Newsagent group WH Smith today warned the recent terrorist attacks had hit trading at its 500-plus shops in the US.
Mon, 01 Oct, 2001
The City is set to have its eyes on the high street as a host of retailers, including Tesco, Debenhams and GUS, are set to report their figures.
Sat, 07 Apr, 2001
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