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A newspaper seller.
- ‘W. H., and Son, Ltd, a firm of stationers, newsagents, and booksellers, originated in a small newsvendor's shop opened in London in Little Grosvenor Street in 1792 by Henry Walton Smith and his wife Anna.’
- ‘We cannot listen to the BBC nowadays - I asked the newsvendor this morning about the situation.’
- ‘Its ability to price its product has also been under the cosh as other newsvendors cut prices to capture a bigger share of a shrinking market.’
- ‘From its humble beginnings in 1792, as a small newsvendor in Little Grosvenor Street, Henry Walton Smith's little retailing enterprise has become an intrinsic feature of the UK High Street scene.’
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