Tuesday, 8 February 2011

W H Smith buys 22 BB&S Stores

As reported on The Bookseller website this morning W H SMith (High Street) has bought 22 out of the 51 British Bookshops & Stationers stores, which had fallen into administration earlier in the year, in a deal worth just over £1m. This deal secures 200 jobs although 40 Head Office staff were made redundant when administration came into effect.

The 22 stores now under W H Smith ownership are:

Bexhill
Bognor
Brighton (London Rd)
Brighton (Western Rd)
Chichester
Crowborough
Dorking
Eastbourne
Hailsham
Hove
Lancing
Lewes
Littlehampton
Reigate
Rustington
Seaford
Sevenoaks
Shoreham
Southwick
Teddington
Tunbridge Wells
Uckfield

No word has yet been announced as to the fate of the remaining stores.

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