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24 WH Smith locations in Australia and counting

March 12th, 2014 · No Comments

The WH Smith corporate website indicates that the company currently has twenty-four locations in Australia. This does not includes the Wild Crad and Gift franchise business purchased earlier this year. Just a few years ago WH Smith had three stores. This is a business on the move in Australia. More here. 3 likes

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Understanding the new competitor: WH Smith

March 10th, 2014 · 5 Comments

The newsagency on the ground level of the Virgin domestic terminal at Sydney Airport is now a WH Smith business, another new outlet from the successful UK retailer that is expanding in Australia. This location is different to others I have written about several times recently. I saw WH Smith Express today. From the name┬áto […]

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Understanding the new competitor: WH Smith

February 28th, 2014 · No Comments

This photo shows the impulse item pitch at a WH Smith store in Melbourne. It’s compelling, driving customers to purchase multiple items, a blending of what we see in convenience stores here already but in a more traditional newsagency model. As WH Smith rolls out more into Australia it will challenge the traditional Aussie newsagency […]

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Understanding the new competitor: WH Smith

February 26th, 2014 · No Comments

WH Smith is expanding its newsagency footprint on several fronts in Australia including opening what look like more traditional newsagency businesses. This photo os from the WH Smith at Melbourne airport – before customs in the international terminal. This WH Smith store is a traditional large-format WH Smith transit store. What you see is an […]

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Understanding the new competitor: Zoodle by WH Smith

February 25th, 2014 · 2 Comments

Given the increasing presence of WH Smith in Australia – they are opening more stores and have reportedly taken over Wild cards and gifts (I say reportedly since WH Smith has not made an announcement) – I am planning a few posts about them. Zoodle is a kids retail format from WH Smith at Melbourne […]

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