James Daunt

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Elliott’s acquisition of Barnes & Noble, the largest retail bookseller in the US, follows its June 2018 acquisition of British bookshop chain Waterstones. Photographer: Bloomberg

Barnes & Noble is to be bought by hedge fund Elliott Management for $475.8 million (€421 million), marking the end of the once-dominant US book re(...)

Hodges Figgis on Dawson Street, Dublin. Accounts for Waterstones Booksellers Ireland Ltd show it achieved the increase in pre-tax profits in spite of revenues declining by 3 per cent to €13.1 million.   Photograph:  Nick Bradshaw

The chief executive of UK-based books retailer Waterstones has said its Hodges Figgis store in Dublin was the second-best performing outlet across its(...)

Twist in the tale: Waterstones-owned Hodges Figgis on Dawson Street, Dublin. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

A change of ownership can be relied upon to heighten tensions among both the staff of a business and anybody whose livelihood depends on it. The propo(...)

Waterstones has three outlets in the Republic including Hodges Figgis on Dublin’s Dawson Street. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Bookstore chain Waterstones reported an almost 29 per cent increase in profits at its Irish branches last year despite a fall in the volume of sales i(...)

Michael Wolff’s book ‘Fire And Fury’ is ‘a phenomenal seller’ for Waterstones. Photograph: Reuters

Waterstones has reported an 80 per cent jump in annual profits, with the bookseller predicting an even brighter future just six years after the rise o(...)

Grafton Street, Dublin: Waterstones MD James Daunt points out that online retailers don’t pay commercial rates because they don’t have shops, but VAT is meant to be charged on all purchases. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

Commercial rates have long been a bugbear of retailers, who claim the charges decimate their bottom lines. So here’s a novel idea from James Daunt, th(...)

Waterstones, which owns Hodges Figgis in Dublin as well as  the Cork branch of Waterstones, recorded a pretax profit of €1.9m. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Booksellers Waterstones more than doubled its profits in Ireland in the year to the end of April 2016, accounts just filed at the Companies Office sho(...)

Air France executive vice president for human resources and labour relations Xavier Broseta after scuffles broke out at the airline’s headquarters on Monday
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Image of the week: Storm the headquarters Air France executive vice president for human resources and labour relations Xavier Broseta is not sh(...)