October 11, 2018 / 6:29 AM / a year ago

WH Smith to restructure high street business amid tough retail environment

Oct 11 (Reuters) - Books, newspaper and stationery retailer WH Smith said on Thursday that it plans to restructure its high street business after a thorough review amid challenges faced by retailers.

WH Smith, which operates 839 travel outlets and 610 high street stores in the UK, said it would wind down non-core trial initiatives including Cardmarket and WHSmith Local, restructure some operational activities and close around six high street stores.

Reporting by Noor Zainab Hussain in Bengaluru; Editing by Bernard Orr

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