WHSmith

WHSmith plc (also known as WHS or colloquially as Smith’s, and formerly W. H. Smith & Son) is a British retailer which operates a chain of high street, railway station, airport, port, hospital and motorway service station shops selling books, stationery, magazines, newspapers and entertainment products. Its headquarters are in Swindon, Wiltshire. Smith’s is listed on the London Stock Exchange and is a constituent of the FTSE 250 Index. It was the first chain store company in the world, and was responsible for the creation of the ISBN book catalogue system.

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  • Dixons Travel exit represents opportunity for InMotion brand, says WHSmith CEO

    WHSmith Group Chief Executive Carl Cowling has said that Dixons Travel’s exit from the UK market represents an opportunity to expand its own presence in consumer electronics, notably through its InMotion brand. Dixons Carphone is to close its airport business under the Dixons Travel name, citing the financial hit from reduced traffic and store footfall […]

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  • WHSmith extends reach in Spain with eight Madrid Barajas stores

    SPAIN. WHSmith has continued its expansion in Spain with eight stores at Madrid Barajas Terminal 4 and Terminal 4 Satellite. The network includes two stores landside and six airside. Product ranges include Spanish and international newspapers, magazines and books, as well as confectionery, drinks, sandwiches, travel essentials and digital accessories. According to the retailer, each […]

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  • WHSmith unveils new-look stores at Melbourne Airport’s upgraded T2

    AUSTRALIA. WHSmith has opened its latest new concept stores at Melbourne International Airport’s newly revamped International Terminal (T2). The latest stores are said to reflect the ever-changing expectations of customers in both design and product ranges. The Tech Express area offers the latest in technology accessories, headphones and power, within a bright and spacious store-in-store […]

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  • WHSmith opens its first Italian store at Torino Airport

    ITALY. WHSmith has opened its first store in Italy in the airside lounge at Torino Airport. The store will offer a range of products tailored to the needs of the travelling customer, including Italian and International newspapers, magazines, books, digital products, toys, souvenirs, confectionery, drinks and WHSmith’s own brand travel essentials range. It opened on […]

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  • WHSmith Travel division posts strong sales growth from March to June

    UK. WHSmith this week issued a trading update on its performance from 1 March to 10 June, with Travel division sales climbing by +8% year-on-year. Of this, +2% related to foreign exchange benefits from its international business. Like for like sales grew by +5% in the division. Total group sales were up by +2% with […]

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  • WHSmith and partner capture seven-store contract at new Muscat International Airport

    OMAN. WHSmith, in partnership with the Ajit Khimji Group, has captured three concessions covering seven stores at the new Muscat International Airport passenger terminal, which is scheduled to open in late 2017. The move builds on WHSmith’s presence in News, Books and Convenience (NBC) at airports across the Middle East. WHSmith already has airport stores […]

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  • Helsinki gets first ever WHSmith store

    News and book store WHSmith has just opened up four stores at Helsinki Airport (terminal one). WHSmith international chairman Louis de Bourgoing said: “We are delighted to be bringing the WHSmith brand to Finland, building on the brand’s success in other countries in the Nordic region. The team has worked tirelessly to deliver the highest […]

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  • WHSmith wins contract at Athens Airport

    WHSmith has won a contract for seven stores at Athens International Airport. The stores will sell food, drinks, confectionary and items suited to passengers (travel plugs, cushions, etc) as well as Greek and international newspapers, books and magazines. WHSmith International chairman Louis de Bourgoing said: “Securing the contract for the stores in Athens is another […]

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  • Aberdeen Airport set to reopen World Duty Free and other stores

    UK. Aberdeen International Airport is preparing to reopen some key retail stores following lengthy closures, including the main World Duty Free outlet, on Monday 26 April. The Dufry-owned store recently doubled in size as part of the terminal’s £20 million terminal transformation project. Aberdeen Airport said: “The store has had a makeover since it was […]

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