REDGroup Retail


Capitalise on a collapse

6:00AM | Monday, 18 June 2012 |  While I know the Taskmaster could stand accused of being ghoulish with this tip, here it is: If a collapse happens in your sector, you must look for ways to capitalise on it.

Dymocks unveils publishing plans, Collins says idea makes sense but will wait and see

9:29PM | Tuesday, 6 September 2011 |  Colllins Booksellers says the idea of going into publishing has merit but it has no immediate plans to follow rival bookseller Dymocks into the business.

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.

Specialist store the answer to Nick Sherry’s dire prediction for book chains

6:56PM | Wednesday, 15 June 2011 |  Small Business Minister Nick Sherry has sparked outrage with his prediction that general bookstores will be absent from the market within five years.

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.

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.