Famous Five parodies boost WH Smith sales - Sky News

The 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 ...

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

A 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 ...

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

WH 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 ...

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

WH 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 ...

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

Group 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 ...

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

Like-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 ...

WH Smith boosts profit forecast after Christmas success - Retail 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 ...

WH Smith upgrades forecasts after strong sales growth - Financial Times

Shares 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 ...

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

Jan 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 ...

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

Sales 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 ...

WHSmith boosted by Ladybird and Enid Blyton spoofs - Retail Week

WHSmith'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 ...

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

RETAILER 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 ...

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

The 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 ...

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

The 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 ...

WH Smith profits to be slightly ahead of target - DIGITALLOOK

As 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 ...

WH Smith travel sales offset high street decline - Insider Media

WH 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 ...

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

WH 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 ...

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

Retailer 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 ...

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

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

LONDON--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.