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Outlook WH Smith's Stephen Clarke, like Kate Swann before him, is to be commended. For if ever there was a high street chain that should exist no more, it was this.

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Retail's ugly ducklings deliver some festive cheer

WH Smith and Boots, two of the retailers hardest hit by the supermarkets, had a late Christmas present for investors yesterday when they unveiled robust festive trading.

London Pride helps cheer sales at Fuller pubs group

Fuller, Smith & Turner, the pubs group with a major presence in the City, has heralded an upsurge in drinking activity in London's financial district.

WH Smith slashes dividend after posting £135m loss

WH Smith yesterday predicted it was in for a tough Christmas as it sank to a £135m annual loss and slashed its dividend.

'Poor year' leaves WH Smith £135m in red

The ailing retailer WH Smith today unveiled annual losses of £135 million following an "unacceptable performance" by its high street business.

WH Smith share scheme could net Swann £4m

WH Smith, the struggling retailer, unveiled an incentive scheme for its top managers last night that could hand Kate Swann, its chief executive, a £4m windfall.

Business analysis: Can in-store coffee bars bring back the glory days of WH Smith?

New CEO aims to make struggling retailer 'most popular stationer, bookseller and newsagent'

Permira drops £940m offer for WH Smith

Permira Walked away from a £940m takeover of WH Smith yesterday after failing to find a way to plug the retailer's pension fund shortfall.

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