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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

WH Smith, BT in Deal

LONDON -- British books and stationery retailer WH Smith PLC said Wednesday it has signed an Internet deal with British Telecommunications PLC that will bring it closer to its aim of 30 percent of the online book market within three years.

The company said the alliance would provide customers with the opportunity to shop whenever, wherever and however they wanted, and it would get access to millions of new Internet users.

WH Smith Online will become BT's principal books retailer on all BT-controlled portals, while BT will become Smith's preferred communications supplier and offer support for WH Smith's online ISP services.