Dixons Retail http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/26412/all en Dixons UK sales rise partially offset by southern Europe fall http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130117/dixons-uk-sales-rise-partially-offset-southern-europe-fall <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>LONDON, Jan 17 (Reuters) - Dixons Retail, Europe's second-biggest electrical goods retailer, said it would meet year profit forecasts as it posted a rise in sales in its home and Nordic markets, though they continued to fall in southern Europe.</p> <p>Dixons, home to the Currys and PC World chains in Britain, Elkjop in Nordic countries, UniEuro in Italy and Kotsovolos in Greece, said on Thursday group sales at stores open over a year rose 3 percent in the 12 weeks to Jan. 5, its fiscal third quarter.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130117/dixons-uk-sales-rise-partially-offset-southern-europe-fall" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Currys Dixons Retail Entertainment Thomson Reuters Thu, 17 Jan 2013 07:30:20 +0000 5735450 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-Dixons' Christmas sales get tablet boost http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130117/update-1-dixons-christmas-sales-get-tablet-boost <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>LONDON, Jan 17 (Reuters) - Dixons Retail, Europe's second-biggest electrical goods retailer, said "phenomenal" demand for tablet computers drove sales in its home and Nordic markets, though they continued to fall in southern Europe.</p> <p>Dixons, home to the Currys and PC World chains in Britain, Elkjop in Nordic countries, UniEuro in Italy and Kotsovolos in Greece, said on Thursday group sales at stores open over a year rose 3 percent in the 12 weeks to Jan. 5, its fiscal third quarter.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130117/update-1-dixons-christmas-sales-get-tablet-boost" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Currys Dixons Retail Entertainment PC World Thomson Reuters Thu, 17 Jan 2013 08:15:22 +0000 5735465 at http://www.globalpost.com WRAPUP 2-Tablet PCs, cheap fashion lift UK retailers http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130117/wrapup-1-tablet-pcs-cheap-fashion-lift-uk-retailers <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Dixons Q3 underlying sales up 3 pct yr-on-yr</p> <p>* Home Retail's Argos Q3 underlying sales up 2.7 pct</p> <p>* AB Foods' Primark Q3 sales up 25 pct</p> <p>* ASOS UK December sales up 34 pct</p> <p>* Booker Q3 underlying sales up 3.1 pct</p> <p>By James Davey</p> <p>LONDON, Jan 17 (Reuters) - Trading updates from six major British retailers on Thursday demonstrated that must-have gadgets, cheap fashion and internet sales were key to overcoming an otherwise tough Christmas.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130117/wrapup-1-tablet-pcs-cheap-fashion-lift-uk-retailers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Argos Business Dixons Dixons Retail Economy of the United Kingdom Entertainment Human Interest Technology United Kingdom Thomson Reuters Thu, 17 Jan 2013 11:15:19 +0000 5735514 at http://www.globalpost.com British retailer Dixons sells two troubled divisions http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130905/british-retailer-dixons-sells-two-troubled-divisions <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>British electrical goods specialist Dixons Retail said on Thursday that it had agreed to sell European online retailer PIXmania and Turkish unit ElectroWorld as part of a strategic overhaul.</p> <p>Dixons announced that it had received an "irrevocable offer" from German industrial holding company Mutares to buy its France-based PIXmania unit.</p> <p>As part of the offer, Mutares has developed a "robust plan" to build on PIXmania's ecommerce operations, and Dixons will pay 69 million euros ($91 million) in cash to fund the business.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130905/british-retailer-dixons-sells-two-troubled-divisions" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Consumer electronics Dixons Dixons Retail AFP Thu, 05 Sep 2013 10:17:53 +0000 5925119 at http://www.globalpost.com UK firm sorry for making jobseekers dance at interview http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130905/uk-firm-sorry-making-jobseekers-dance-at-interview <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>LONDON (Reuters) - British electronics retailer Currys issued an apology on Thursday after admitting that interviewees trying to earn a job as a sales assistant at one of its stores had been made to dance.</p> <p>The jobseekers, who were attending a group interview at a Currys Megastore in Cardiff, had to perform dance routines during team building exercises which the firm said did not form part of its formal procedures.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130905/uk-firm-sorry-making-jobseekers-dance-at-interview" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Currys Dixons Retail Technology Thomson Reuters Thu, 05 Sep 2013 21:46:34 +0000 5925803 at http://www.globalpost.com Online demand, tablets and cheap fashion lift UK retail http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140116/online-demand-tablets-and-cheap-fashion-lift-uk-retail <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By James Davey and Neil Maidment</p> <p>LONDON (Reuters) - British retailers who were able to tap consumers' growing love of online shopping and demand for must-have tablet computers, gadgets and cheap fashion enjoyed robust trading in an otherwise tough Christmas for the industry.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140116/online-demand-tablets-and-cheap-fashion-lift-uk-retail" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Dixons Retail Economy of the United Kingdom Morrisons Sports Technology Thomson Reuters Thu, 16 Jan 2014 13:33:24 +0000 6044775 at http://www.globalpost.com