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REDgroup Retail extends debt, working capital 

9 June 2009

REDgroup Retail, the parent company of bookselling chains Angus & Roberston, Borders and Whitcoulls, has announced it has ‘completed negotiations to refinance its existing senior debt and working capital facility...

ARW Group rebrands as REDgroup Retail 

9 December 2008

ARW Group, which includes the Angus & Robertson, Borders and Whitcoulls book chains, has changed its name to REDgroup Retail. ‘The new brand offers an overarching identity for Angus &...

In brief 

7 October 2008

Donoughue enters the blogospherePeter Donoughue, former managing director of John Wiley and Sons in Australia, has created a new blog Pub Date Critical (click here). In his first posts the former...

A&R launches POD ‘Espresso Book Machine’ 

23 September 2008

Angus & Robertson Whitcoulls (ARW) has launched the first retail ‘Espresso Book Machine' (EBM) in Australia at its Melbourne Bourke Street store. The machine, which prints a book in seven...

Mackenzie, Boyes to leave ARW 

27 August 2008

Joan Mackenzie, group book specialist, and Justin Boyes, group marketing manager, are stepping down from their roles at A&R Whitcoulls. WBN understands that this is due to the bookselling chain's...

Campradt stands down as Borders MD 

8 July 2008

John Campradt has resigned as managing director of Borders Australia, New Zealand and Singapore. Campradt, who was appointed to the position in 2002 and has seen the Australasian operations increase...

ARW buys Borders after all! 

5 June 2008

Less than three months after saying it was 'unlikely' such a deal would go ahead ARW has announced it will acquire 100% of Borders Australia/New Zealand/Singapore businesses--which includes 30 Borders...

A&R and Borders ‘unable to reach agreement’ 

11 March 2008

Angus & Robertson Whitcoulls (ARW) has announced that negotiations with Borders on a deal to acquire its Australian and New Zealand stores have ceased. 'As a result, it is unlikely...