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.

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.

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.

Eagle Boys aims to beat franchise struggles with Video Ezy link-up

4:21PM | Tuesday, 12 April 2011 |  Pizza chain Eagle Boys is the latest franchise to team up with another operator in a bid to attract new customers, although the peak industry body says franchisees should be wary of “multi-branding”.

Angus & Robertson franchisees face uncertain future

4:35PM | Friday, 1 April 2011 |  The fate of Angus & Robertson franchisees hangs in the balance after it was announced 12 more stores will close as administrators struggle to bring the bookstore chain’s operator back from the brink.

Angus & Robertson closures put focus on reinvention

3:06PM | Friday, 4 March 2011 |  A small business lobbyist says independent bookstores look set to benefit from the closure of multiple Angus & Robertson stores.

Angus & Robertson franchisees fight fate

3:56PM | Wednesday, 2 March 2011 |  Angus & Robertson franchisees remain optimistic about their future, despite the announcement that some stores could be closed as early as next week.

THE NEWS WRAP: Apple set to unveil its iPad2 product tonight

3:04AM | Wednesday, 2 March 2011 |  The launch of Apple's iPad2 comes amid predictions of major growth in the tablet market over the coming months.

Consumer conservatism is the ‘new black’

2:22PM | Thursday, 24 February 2011 |  New consumer research released by the Australian Retailers Association reveals that 50% of consumers are planning to spend less this year and 45% plan to save more.