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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Latest articles about WHSmith
UK. WHSmith-owned InMotion, the leading airport technology retailer, has officially unveiled an eye-catching new store in Heathrow Terminal 5. At 3,400 sq ft, the flagship space is now the largest InMotion shop globally. Customers visiting the new store will find the latest technology products and accessories, including tablets, digital action cameras and headphones. There is […]
AUSTRALIA. WHSmith this month opens two new stores at Adelaide Airport’s main terminal, with the retailer pledging to “offer a truly local experience to arriving and departing passengers”. To capture Sense of Place WHSmith has worked with local suppliers to create its mix of products, from healthy snacks and drinks to confectionery and gifting. The […]
UK/BELGIUM. Sim Local, the largest seller of SIM cards in the UK travel market, has opened its first standalone store outside the UK and Ireland at Brussels Airport. The retailer’s new 16sq m shop is located in a prime position in the baggage claim of the airport. It is targeting international travellers to purchase SIM […]
GERMANY. WHSmith Travel has won the news & books concession at Cologne-Bonn Airport, following a tender this Summer. The contract, which runs for five years, covers airside and landside spaces in Terminal 1. In other recent commercial news, Stena Line affiliate R&F Travel Retail opened its first store at Cologne-Bonn Airport in late April, offering […]
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 […]
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 […]