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    WH Smith PLC

    GBp

    1,104

    Today's change

    14.00 / +1.28%

    1 year change

    +43.75%

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  1. 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 private...

  2. 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 it...

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  1. 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 be a...

  2. 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...

  3. 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 rating?...

  4. 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...

  5. 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 stores...

  6. 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 is...

  7. 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 purge...

  8. 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 gain...

  9. 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 cut...

  10. 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...

  11. 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 year,...

  12. 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 Gamucci. The...

  13. 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...

  14. 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 its...

  15. 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 time, as...

  16. 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. Since...

  17. 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 big...

  18. February 21, 2013

    Home Bargains grasps UK high street shift

    Home Bargains’ strap line is “Top Brands, Bottom Prices”. But operations director Joe Morris has unwittingly coined another...

  19. January 23, 2013

    WH Smith sees no boost from HMV collapse

    WH Smith said it had no plans to beef up its sales of CDs and DVDs despite the collapse of HMV and the expected contraction...

  20. January 15, 2013

    Why HMV’s Nipper may have barked his last

    After almost a century on the high street, Nipper may finally have barked his last. HMV – an acronym taken from Francis...

  21. January 9, 2013

    Big companies resist prompt payment code

    Fewer than a fifth of Britain’s biggest listed companies have pledged to pay suppliers promptly, despite a Whitehall push to...

  22. January 4, 2013

    Planes, trains and magazines

    For the past few days I’ve been engaged in what has become an annual new year exercise: delivering a list of ideas to...

  23. November 14, 2012

    WH Smith sales continue downward trend

    Underlying sales at WH Smith have continued to fall in the first 10 weeks of the retailer’s financial year. Group...

  24. November 2, 2012

    Morrison’s chief tested by falling sales

    The UK’s retail industry leaders will be firmly in the spotlight in the next two weeks, with deteriorating sales at Wm...

  25. October 19, 2012

    Watching new appointments

    It has been said that politicians should be changed as regularly as nappies, and for the same reason. But I am concerned at...

  26. October 11, 2012

    Swann announces exit from WH Smith

    Kate Swann – the WH Smith chief executive who has overseen a shift to more profitable store locations and product ranges,...

  27. October 11, 2012

    WH Smith and Fnac – window shopping

    Love it or hate it (and, given its stores’ often chaotic layout, many people tend to the latter), you have to admire WH...

  28. October 11, 2012

    Swann to step down at WH Smith

    Shares in WH Smith fell more than 4 per cent following the announcement that Kate Swann is to step down as chief executive...

  29. FT Alphaville

    August 27, 2012

    Weekend news catch-up

    Weekend headlines from the FT and other UK media:* From The FT, - Marks and Spencer will next week seek to put recent poor...

  30. August 23, 2012

    M&S falls as takeover hopes recede

    Marks and Spencer was out of favour on Thursday as analysts poured cold water on speculation that it could be vulnerable to...

  31. July 13, 2012

    Threat to City’s image as bastion of banking

    The City’s image as a bastion of banking may be under threat as media and telecoms companies move in. But even during the...

  32. July 11, 2012

    Jubilee fails to halt Thorntons sales dip

    Street parties to celebrate the diamond jubilee gave a fillip to sales of Thorntons’ chocolate but could not stem an overall...

  33. June 14, 2012

    WH Smith sales decline persists

    WH Smith’s share price remained resilient as the stationery, newsagent and bookselling chain presented fresh evidence of...

  34. June 14, 2012

    FTSE 100 drifts on slim volumes

    Hopes of a cash return helped push Polymetal International to the top of London’s FTSE 100 risers. The Russian gold miner...

  35. May 21, 2012

    Waterstones strikes deal with Amazon

    Waterstones’ managing director, James Daunt, has set aside his earlier criticisms of Amazon.com as “a devil” to strike a...

  36. May 17, 2012

    Clinton Cards to lose almost 3,000 jobs

    Almost 3,000 jobs are to be lost from Clinton Cards, which collapsed into administration last week. Zolfo Cooper,...

  37. May 11, 2012

    Card retailers push the envelope

    Even after Clinton Cards’ recent demise, there is one human foible that may save high-street retailers of greetings cards:...

  38. April 20, 2012

    WH Smith seeks to manage sales decline

    Mary Portas caused a storm last year when the government’s adviser on the high street branded WH Smith a “dump”. The City is...

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