Angus & Robertson


Collins Booksellers acquires A&R franchisees

7:55PM | Tuesday, 12 July 2011 |  Collins Booksellers has acquired a group of Angus & Robertson franchisees that will trade under the Collins brand, with negotiations continuing for a “significant number” of other A&R franchisees.

More A&R store closures but franchisees appear unaffected

7:09PM | Wednesday, 6 July 2011 |  Administrator Ferrier Hodgson will close another 16 Angus & Robertson company-owned stores within weeks, with many of the 47 franchise-owned stores tipped to go independent.

Angus & Robertson franchisees’ future uncertain amid more closures

6:46PM | Thursday, 16 June 2011 |  Angus & Robertson administrator Ferrier Hodgson says it expects to close a deal on the chain’s 19 remaining company-owned stores within a fortnight, while negotiations continue in relation to the 48 franchisee-owned stores.

Clock ticks for Angus & Robertson stores

6:35PM | Friday, 10 June 2011 |  Time is running out for Angus & Robertson stores, with stores tipped to close – some by the end of the June – if a buyer is not found.

All Borders stores to close but no decision on Angus & Robertson

6:36PM | Thursday, 2 June 2011 |  The nine remaining Borders bookstores throughout Australia are set to close, but the administrators of its collapsed parent say no decision has been made on the future of Angus & Robertson.

Borders and Angus & Robertson under threat as administrator fails to find buyer

5:02PM | Tuesday, 31 May 2011 |  The Angus & Robertson and Borders bookstore chains are on the brink of total collapse, with administrator Ferrier Hodgson unable to find a buyer amid continued staff lay-offs.

Collins Booksellers examining options for REDgroup Retail

4:28PM | Thursday, 28 April 2011 |  Collins Booksellers says it’s interested in doing a deal with Ferrier Hodgson, the administrator of the collapsed book chain REDgroup Retail, around the Angus & Robertson book stores.

Breakaway Angus & Robertson franchisees reach truce with REDgroup administrator

4:11PM | Wednesday, 20 April 2011 |  A ceasefire has been declared between the administrators of collapsed bookstore retailer REDgroup Retail and 25 breakaway Angus & Robertson franchisees.

A&R franchisees in limbo ahead of REDgroup sale

4:25PM | Friday, 15 April 2011 |  The fate of 25 breakaway Angus & Robertson franchisees is uncertain ahead of an expected sale of its collapsed parent company REDgroup Retail.

Franchisees’ rights unclear as A&R faces court date

4:34PM | Monday, 11 April 2011 |  Legal battle between REDgroup Retail administrators and 25 breakaway Angus & Robertson franchisees raise questions about the rights of franchisees in the event of a company collapse.