WH Smith acquires gift retailer Past Times' brand

UK stationery and book retailer WH Smith has bought the Past Times brand from the historically themed gift retailer that fell into administration and closed all 51 of its shops last year. In 2010, WH Smith acquired Gadgetshop and has since launched products including iPhone docks under the brand; it plans to use the Past Times brand in a similar fashion, the company said.

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