WH SMITH PLC
WH SMITH PLC
WH SMITH PLC 133 Houndsditch London EC3A 7BX United Kingdom
WH Smith PLC, a constituent of the FTSE 250 Index and founded in 1792, is one of the oldest retailers of the United Kingdom. The company’s headquarters are at Swindon, England. The company was the first retailer chain in the world, and a leading global retailer for news, books, and convenience. Its business can be divided into two segments: Travel and High Street. The company has a log chain of its operations, including in railway station, motorway service station, airport, high street, hospital, and motorway service station shops selling magazines, books, newspaper, stationary, confectionary, and entertainment products.
WH Smith Travel has a bigger presence internationally and as a chief travel retailer in the UK. Travel units provide a variety of products like food, drink, travel accessories, and souvenirs to customers, and also offer reading materials for travellers. WH Smith Travel is available at airports, hospitals, train stations, and motorway services in the UK and also at international airports in around 30 countries.
WH Smith High Street is spread across the UK and it is present at every notable UK high street. High Street covers a number of categories like stationery (including greetings cards), books, and news and impulse (including newspapers, magazines and confectionery). Some stores also include a small range of entertainment products. High Street market’s peak time is during the Christmas and Easter.
WH Smith also has online businesses, such as Whsmith.co.uk, which is focused on High Street, and offers a variety of products like books, stationery, magazines and gifts. It also has a personalised greeting cards site, Funkypigeon.com, prime online specialist pen websites, Cultpens.com, and Treeofhearts.co.uk, and Dottyaboutpaper.co.uk.
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