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Books & stationery

Books & stationery Archives

Staples makes US$2.1 billion bid for rival Office Depot

Nearly five years after the FTC scuttled a merger plan, US giants try again.

Behind the success of Japanese retailer Books Kinokuniya

Where many megastores around the world have faltered amid competition from online retailers and ebooks, Books Kinokuniya...
Eslite

Eslite plans mega store in Kuala Lumpur

Eslite is set to anchor a major mall in downtown Kuala Lumpur.
Tops Thailand

Omni-channel focus rescues Central Retail’s bottom line

Central Retail Corporation says a pivot from offline to full-scale omnichannel has helped restore sales to almost the le...

How the world’s oldest bookstores are surviving Covid

These beloved bookstores may have been around for decades — centuries in some cases — but now they’re finding new ways t...