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WH Smith has blamed the poor performance of the magazine market for its news division's recent weak performance. Magazine sales dropped 1 per cent in the 20 weeks leading to 20 January while newspaper sales remained flat. However, a stronger performance in the retail and book publishing sectors enabled WH Smith to post a 6 per cent sales rise overall.

WH Smith has blamed the poor performance of the magazine market for its news division's recent weak performance. Magazine sales dropped 1 per cent in the 20 weeks leading to 20 January while newspaper sales remained flat. However, a stronger performance in the retail and book publishing sectors enabled WH Smith to post a 6 per cent sales rise overall.



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