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Famous Five parodies boost WH Smith sales - Sky News

Famous Five parodies boost WH Smith salesSky NewsThe retailer said spoof humour books proved popular as it notched up profit expectations, spurring a rise in its share price. 12:20, UK, Wednesday 25 January 2017. WH Smith shop Image Caption: WH Smith's trading update saw shares rise. Sales of spoof ...and more »

Five on Brexit Island lifts WH Smith sales as adult colouring books fade - The Guardian;

Five on Brexit Island lifts WH Smith sales as adult colouring books fade - The Guardian

The GuardianFive on Brexit Island lifts WH Smith sales as adult colouring books fadeThe GuardianA comic revival of Enid Blyton's Famous Five characters gave WH Smith reason for cheer over the key festive trading period. Strong sales of spoof titles such as Five on Brexit Island, Five Give up the Booze, and the Ladybird for Grown Ups series ...and more »

WH Smith moves at its fastest in eight years after a travel boost - Evening Standard;

WH Smith moves at its fastest in eight years after a travel boost - Evening Standard

Evening StandardWH Smith moves at its fastest in eight years after a travel boostEvening StandardWH Smith was today on course for its best day on the stock market in eight years after predicting its full-year profit would grow faster than expected. Shares in the stationery and books seller rocketed by 113p, or 7.6%, to 1593p and headed for their ...and more »

WH Smith Bucks Brexit With Spoof Humor Books, Travel Hub Sales - Bloomberg;

WH Smith Bucks Brexit With Spoof Humor Books, Travel Hub Sales - Bloomberg

BloombergWH Smith Bucks Brexit With Spoof Humor Books, Travel Hub SalesBloombergWH Smith Plc, the U.K. retailer that's among the world's oldest, showed that Britain's Brexit vote is having little effect in its performance as strong demand at train-station and airport shops drove sales higher. Like-for-like sales rose 2 percent for ...and more »

WH Smith ups full-year profit outlook on strong travel growth - Scottish Daily Record;

WH Smith ups full-year profit outlook on strong travel growth - Scottish Daily Record

Scottish Daily RecordWH Smith ups full-year profit outlook on strong travel growthScottish Daily RecordGroup profit growth for the year expected to be “slightly ahead of plan” with travel revenues up 5% in the 21 weeks to January 21. Share. ByScott McCulloch. 10:35, 25 JAN 2017. Business. WH Smith ... travel outlets have boosted profits. Share. Get ...and more »

Travel stores drive growth in sales at WH Smith - Ipswich Star;

Travel stores drive growth in sales at WH Smith - Ipswich Star

Ipswich StarTravel stores drive growth in sales at WH SmithIpswich StarLike-for-like sales at WH Smith's high street stores have fallen by 3%, a performance described by the retailer as in line with expectations. Photo:Philip Toscano/PA. High street and transport hub retailer WH Smith has upgraded its full year profit ...and more »

WH Smith boosts profit forecast after Christmas success - Retail Gazette (blog);

WH Smith boosts profit forecast after Christmas success - Retail Gazette (blog)

Retail Gazette (blog)WH Smith boosts profit forecast after Christmas successRetail Gazette (blog)WH Smith has boosted its forecast for full year profits after a Christmas sales uptick in its travel arm. Sales at the retailer's travel arm, which includes shops in service stations and airports, rose by five per cent in the 21 weeks to January 21 ...and more »

WH Smith upgrades forecasts after strong sales growth - Financial Times;

WH Smith upgrades forecasts after strong sales growth - Financial Times

Financial TimesWH Smith upgrades forecasts after strong sales growthFinancial TimesShares in WH Smith rose more than 7 per cent on Wednesday after the newsagent chain said strong sales of humour books, such as the Ladybirds for Grown-Ups spoof series, had contributed to an upgrade in its profit forecasts. Sample the FT's top stories ...and more »

WH Smith's profit forecast brightens after strong Christmas sales - Daily Mail

WH Smith's profit forecast brightens after strong Christmas salesDaily MailJan 25 (Reuters) - British books, newspapers and stationery retailer WH Smith Plc firmed up its profit forecast on Wednesday after reporting strong sales from its stores at airports and train stations over the Christmas period. The company, which ...and more »

Spoof humour books help WH Smith to 'strong' Christmas sales - The Bookseller;

Spoof humour books help WH Smith to 'strong' Christmas sales - The Bookseller

The BooksellerSpoof humour books help WH Smith to 'strong' Christmas salesThe BooksellerSales of spoof humour books helped W H Smith to achieve a “strong” performance over its Christmas trading period, with the company's chief executive Stephen Clarke saying that group profit growth for the year is now “slightly ahead of plan”. The WHS ...and more »

WHSmith boosted by Ladybird and Enid Blyton spoofs - Retail Week;

WHSmith boosted by Ladybird and Enid Blyton spoofs - Retail Week

Retail WeekWHSmith boosted by Ladybird and Enid Blyton spoofsRetail WeekWHSmith's Christmas trading was buoyed by its travel division, but sales at its high street stores fell. Boss Steve Clarke said that off the back of strong trading in travel, full-year group profits were expected to be higher than previously thought ...and more »

WH Smith upgrades profit forecast after travel sector performs well - the Irish News;

WH Smith upgrades profit forecast after travel sector performs well - the Irish News

the Irish NewsWH Smith upgrades profit forecast after travel sector performs wellthe Irish NewsRETAILER WH Smith has upgraded its full year profit forecast after hailing another strong performance at its travel arm over the festive period. The firm said like-for-like sales at its travel arm, which includes stores at airports and railway stations ...and more »

Five on Brexit Island lends WH Smith a helping hand - Telegraph.co.uk;

Five on Brexit Island lends WH Smith a helping hand - Telegraph.co.uk

Telegraph.co.ukFive on Brexit Island lends WH Smith a helping handTelegraph.co.ukThe success of spoof Famous Five books helped drive sales forward at WH Smith as the retailer said it expected profit growth for the year to be "ahead of plan". Books such as the Enid Blyton parody 'Five on Brexit Island' and 'the Ladybird Book of the ...and more »

WH Smith reports strong travel sales over Christmas, while “spoof humour

WH Smith reports strong travel sales over Christmas, while “spoof humour" books cushion high street sales - Proactive Investors UK

Proactive Investors UKWH Smith reports strong travel sales over Christmas, while “spoof humour" books cushion high street salesProactive Investors UKThe FTSE 250-listed firm said like-for-like sales for its travel business - which includes outlets at airports and railways stations – were up 5% for the 21 weeks to January 21. WH Smith Travel outlet. Stephen Clarke, WH Smith's chief executive said ...and more »

WH Smith profits to be slightly ahead of target - DIGITALLOOK;

WH Smith profits to be slightly ahead of target - DIGITALLOOK

DIGITALLOOKWH Smith profits to be slightly ahead of targetDIGITALLOOKAs WH Smith embarks on an uncertain 225th year, the stationer expressed confidence about 2017 as sales have grown and it expects profit to be "slightly" ahead of expectations thanks mainly to its outlets in stations and airports. For the 21 weeks ended ...and more »

WH Smith travel sales offset high street decline - Insider Media;

WH Smith travel sales offset high street decline - Insider Media

Insider MediaWH Smith travel sales offset high street declineInsider MediaWH Smith has reported a rise in sale for the Christmas and New Year period, with a strong performance in its airport stores offsetting a dip in high street revenue. In a trading update for the 21 weeks to 21 January 2017, the listed retailer said total ...and more »

WH Smith's profits boosted by travel shops - BBC News;

WH Smith's profits boosted by travel shops - BBC News

BBC NewsWH Smith's profits boosted by travel shopsBBC NewsWH Smith has upgraded its full-year profit forecast after its travel stores performed well over the holiday period. Like-for-like sales in its shops at railway stations and airports rose by 5% in the 21 weeks to 21 January. Chief executive Stephen ...and more »

WH Smith forecast annual profit will beat expectations - International Business Times UK;

WH Smith forecast annual profit will beat expectations - International Business Times UK

International Business Times UKWH Smith forecast annual profit will beat expectationsInternational Business Times UKRetailer reports 1% increase in like-for-like sales over Christmas period, thanks to travel business. Dan Cancian. By Dan Cancian. January 25, 2017 08:36 GMT. WH Smith WHSmith's travel division reported a 10% increase in salesGetty. Shares in WHSmith ...and more »

WH Smith (SMWH) sees surge in spoof humour book sales sending shares up seven per cent - City A.M.;

WH Smith (SMWH) sees surge in spoof humour book sales sending shares up seven per cent - City A.M.

City A.M.WH Smith (SMWH) sees surge in spoof humour book sales sending shares up seven per centCity A.M.The fad around adult colouring books might be slowing, but WH Smith has instead seen a surge in sales of spoor humour books, such as Five on Brexit Island and Five Give Up the Booze, spoofing Enid Blyton's The Famous Five. There's also the Ladybirds ...and more »

WH Smith sales edge up; sees higher profit growth - MarketWatch

WH Smith sales edge up; sees higher profit growthMarketWatchLONDON--Book and magazine retailer WH Smith PLC (SMWH.LN) Wednesday reported a 1% rise in group like for like sales for the 21 weeks ended Jan. 21, boosted by travel revenue, and said it now expects group profit growth for the year ending Aug.and more »