WH Smith PLC



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  1. FT Alphaville

    June 8, 2016

    FT Opening Quote

    AO World losses have increased as it tries to expand in the UK and Germany, Sainsbury sales are down, Tesco is set to...

  2. Fast FT

    June 8, 2016

    WH Smith airport and station stores drive sales

    WH Smith’s ubiquitous presence in Britain’s rail stations and airports is paying off. The stationer and newsagent said...

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  1. April 15, 2016

    Investors Chronicle tips: Premier Foods, WH Smith, Tesco

    Buy: Premier Foods (PFD) The stock is trading on five times forward earnings and remains up on the level it traded at...

  2. FT Alphaville

    April 13, 2016

    FT Opening Quote

    Every little sales increase helps Tesco, which is back in the black; McCormick has dropped its bid for Premier Foods;...

  3. Fast FT

    April 13, 2016

    Going dotty: Grown-up colouring craze still boosting WH Smith

    The craze for adult colouring books is still a key driver of sales at retailer WH Smith, with dot-to-dot and colouring...

  4. Fast FT

    April 13, 2016

    Fast Europe Open: every little helps

    Or, the slogan that is a gift for journalists writing about Tesco’s strategy these days. The biggest corporate news on...

  5. January 20, 2016

    WH Smith brightens profit outlook as colouring books lift sales

    WH Smith said profits would be “slightly ahead” of expectations after continued demand for colouring books for adults...

  6. Fast FT

    January 20, 2016

    Colouring-in for grown-ups boosts WH Smith shares

    Colouring books for grown-ups, or ‘colour therapy’ as WH Smith likes to call it, has helped the retailer’s Christmas...

  7. Fast FT

    January 20, 2016

    WH Smith: high street down but travel sales going places

    WH Smith, the UK stationer and newsagent, relied on a robust performance from its outlets at airports and railways to...

  8. Fast FT

    January 20, 2016

    Fast Europe Open: northern promises

    Brussels is preparing to scrap rules that make the first country a refugee enters responsible for any asylum claim – a...

  9. December 7, 2015

    WH Smith chief Steve Clarke reaps £4m reward

    WH Smith chief executive Steve Clarke has bagged a 55 per cent pay rise and will receive almost £4m after arresting 13...

  10. FT Alphaville

    November 26, 2015

    FT Opening Quote - GSK expects China growth

    GSK expects to see a return to growth in China, amid Mao quotations and Autumn statements. FT Opening Quote, with...

  11. November 4, 2015

    Marks and Spencer: margins and error

    By jove, she’s got it, exclaimed Henry Higgins in My Fair Lady, when Cockney flower seller Eliza Doolittle finally...

  12. August 20, 2015

    WH Smith upbeat on full-year prospects

    WH Smith is forecasting that robust book sales at its airport and railway outlets — and a new fashion for adult...

  13. August 12, 2015

    Retailers knocked by claims they pocket VAT savings at airports

    Retailers have hit back at claims they are pocketing VAT savings at airports after it emerged that stores were using...

  14. June 3, 2015

    WH Smith ekes out first sales rise in six years

    Rising traveller numbers gave WH Smith a third-quarter boost as the retailer reported its first increase in group sales...

  15. December 15, 2014

    Card retailers spread thrifty tidings

    Greetings card providers hoping to capitalise on the busiest time of the year are facing a fierce battle this Christmas...

  16. October 16, 2014

    Record trading profits at travel stores behind WH Smith advance

    Shares in WH Smith rose by nearly 3 per cent on Thursday after the stationer and newsagent posted a 9 per cent rise in...

  17. October 14, 2014

    Ten UK companies fell short of FRC reporting standards

    Ten UK companies including WH Smith, Royal Bank of Scotland and Rolls-Royce have issued financial statements that...

  18. August 8, 2014

    UK business concern grows over damaging trade war with Russia

    High Street retailers are becoming increasingly concerned about the prospect of a damaging trade war between Britain...

  19. beyondbrics

    August 6, 2014

    Launching in India not difficult, says UK's Britvic

    Britvic, the British drinks maker, launched its Robinsons Fruit Shoot children’s drink in India on Wednesday with a...

  20. July 7, 2014

    WH Smith chairman to join BrightHouse

    BrightHouse has appointed WH Smith chairman Henry Staunton as head of the “rent-to-own” retailer’s board, as its...

  21. April 10, 2014

    Mothercare fights back with sales rebound after torrid Christmas

    Shares in Mothercare rallied more than 14 per cent after the babywear and buggy retailer put a torrid Christmas behind...

  22. April 4, 2014

    ‘Peakdrift’ is a curse of the market

    I noticed with interest that Mark Barnett, the man taking over from Neil Woodford at Invesco Perpetual, expects 2014 to...

  23. January 22, 2014

    Need for liquidity is key takeaway for Just Eat IPO

    Which do you fancy ordering – a high-tech business on a racy multiple or a restaurant-like company on a more mundane...

  24. January 22, 2014

    SSP considers market listing

    SSP, the airport food and beverage company headed by former WH Smith chief executive Kate Swann, has joined the growing...

  25. January 22, 2014

    WH Smith upbeat despite weak Christmas trading

    Shares in WH Smith hit an all-time high on Wednesday despite a slump in sales as the retailer showcased its ability to...

  26. January 3, 2014

    The UK retail sale with no bargains

    A walk down the high street is a walk into Alice in Wonderland. At first glance, everything seems upside down. The...

  27. November 14, 2013

    UK’s WH Smith defies short-sellers with strong numbers

    WH Smith heaped more misery on its short-sellers after the newsagent posted another set of strong numbers. The retailer...

  28. October 16, 2013

    WH Smith shuts down website in order to clean up content

    The entire website of WH Smith is likely to be down for the rest of the week as the 221-year-old retailer attempts to...

  29. October 10, 2013

    Energy stocks lead London FTSE higher

    Gas and electricity price increases lifted energy providers in London on Thursday, and helped the FTSE 100 to its first...

  30. October 10, 2013

    WH Smith lifts profit by squeezing costs

    Costs down, profits up – WH Smith sang a familiar tune when it posted its full-year results on Thursday, promising to...

  31. September 24, 2013

    WH Smith bears feeling the heat

    WH Smith bears have already been squeezed. The newsagent is London’s second-most disliked large-cap stock with short...

  32. September 15, 2013

    Photobox sees mobile boost

    Photobox said that a rise in shoppers using their mobiles helped to drive its profits up nearly a fifth in the past...

  33. August 4, 2013

    WH Smith steps up sales of electronic cigarettes

    WH Smith will on Monday step up sales of electronic cigarettes through a tie-up with electronic cigarette maker...

  34. July 8, 2013

    Former WH Smith chief executive Kate Swann joins SSP

    Kate Swann, who masterminded the resurgence of WH Smith, has been appointed chief executive of SSP, which runs food and...

  35. June 13, 2013

    WH Smith lifts margins as sales continue to fall

    WH Smith suffered a sharp drop in sales after the newsagent and bookseller focused on improving its margin as part of...

  36. April 11, 2013

    WH Smith raises profits amid falling sales

    The number of travel concessions operated by WH Smith has exceeded the retailer’s high street outlets for the first...

  37. March 8, 2013

    Retailers: Austerity and online competition challenge stores

    This year is proving to be an unlucky one for British retailers, with mid-market companies under particular pressure....

  38. February 22, 2013

    Stock screens to net the ones that got away

    A large part of investing is an exercise in regret, with most anguish focused on the “ones that got away”. One of my...

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