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    WHSmith currently operates over 1300 stores, primarily in the UK, comprising 790 travel outlets at airports, train stations, hospitals, workplaces and motorway service areas and 613 high street stores (as of 31 August 2014)

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    91% of the population of Great Britain live within a 20 minute drive of a WHSmith store

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    Every year 73% of the UK's population visit a WHSmith store

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    Each year we serve over 320 million customers in our High Street stores

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    Over 240 million travellers come into contact with the WHSmith brand every year

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    WHSmith sells 1.1 million magazines every week; 18,000 magazines each hour we are open

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    We sell enough wrapping paper each year to get from London to Santa’s Grotto at the North Pole…and back again

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    Every year WHSmith sells in excess of 30 million books

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    One in every five people reading a book whilst relaxing on their summer holiday will have bought it from WHSmith

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    On average, we sell over 4,000 A4 pads a day