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Like-for-likes down at WHSmith

WHSmith has seen total sales grow by 1 per cent and like-for-like sales fall by 4 per cent in the first 13 weeks of its second financial half.

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Like-for-likes down at WHSmith

WHSmith has seen total sales grow by 1 per cent and like-for-like sales fall by 4 per cent in the first 13 weeks of its second financial half.

In an interim management statement

covering 1 March to 30 May, the retailer says like-for-like high street sales were down by 5 per cent in the period, while WHSmith Travel stores saw like-for-likes fall by 2 per cent. The group's airport stores have outperformed despite soft passenger numbers.

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