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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.