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Waterstone's managers await buying change

The Bookseller – 2011-07-28

Written By: Lisa Campbell and Graeme Neill Publication Date: Fri, 29/07/2011 - 09:25 Store managers at Waterstone’s have been reacting with mixed feelings and some confusion to James Daunt’s plans to reintroduce centralised buying into the chain bookseller, as they await more details about the objective. Daunt told staff last Thursday (21st July) that a centralised buying method for both new and replenishment books will soon be introduced at the company—expected to be in place for...
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Waterstone's "bearing fruit", says Daunt

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Hughes & Hughes opens in former Waterstone's store

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Waterstone's branches roll out "bespoke offer"

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Waterstone's strikes publishers' agreement

Written By: Benedicte Page and Lisa Campbell Publication Date: Fri, 07/10/2011 - 08:30 A "gentleman's agreement" is allowing trade to continue over the crucial pre-Christmas period between... | The Bookseller – 2011-10-07

Waterstone's reveals board of directors

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Waterstone's considers differential pricing

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Waterstone's add new categories to children's book prize

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Waterstone's adds new categories to kid's book prize

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Waterstone's to launch own e-reader

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New publisher liaison team for Waterstone's

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Waterstone's parent buys stake in 'social bookselling' website

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Waterstone coy on bid for book chain

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