Darty http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/29008/all en Electrical goods retailer Darty names Regis Schultz CEO http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130201/electrical-goods-retailer-darty-names-regis-schultz-ceo <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>Feb 1 (Reuters) - Darty Plc, Europe's third-largest electrical goods retailer, said it appointed Regis Schultz as chief executive effective May 1.</p> <p>Schultz, who was the top boss at French furniture and electrical retailer BUT since 2008, will take over from Finance Director Dominic Platt.</p> <p>Platt was named interim CEO after Thierry Falque-Pierrotin stepped down in September over shareholder flak on his remuneration.</p> Business Darty Thomson Reuters Fri, 01 Feb 2013 08:00:18 +0000 5742638 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 2-Welcome gift for Darty CEO could annoy investors http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130201/update-1-electrical-goods-retailer-darty-ropes-boss-ceo <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>* Darty names BUT's Regis Schultz as new CEO</p> <p>* Schultz to join Darty on May 1</p> <p>* Schultz annual salary 500,000 pounds, less than predecessor</p> <p>* To receive award of shares equivalent to salary</p> <p>* Shares flat</p> <p>By James Davey and Karen Rebelo</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130201/update-1-electrical-goods-retailer-darty-ropes-boss-ceo" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Consumer electronics Darty Darty Darty Plc Kesa Electricals Labor Law War Thomson Reuters Fri, 01 Feb 2013 08:15:46 +0000 5742651 at http://www.globalpost.com Darty appoints new chief executive http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130201/darty-appoints-new-chief-executive <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 retail group Darty on Friday named Frenchman Regis Schultz, boss of French retailer BUT, as its new boss amid challenging times for the company.</p> <p>"Darty plc today announces the appointment of Regis Schultz as its new chief executive from 1 May 2013," said a statement from Darty, which was formerly known as Kesa Electricals.</p> <p>Schultz, 44, has been chief executive of BUT since 2008 and prior to this he held a number of senior positions at London-listed Kingfisher, which is Europe's biggest home improvements chain.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130201/darty-appoints-new-chief-executive" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Consumer electronics Darty Darty Plc Kesa Electricals AFP Fri, 01 Feb 2013 08:30:24 +0000 5742658 at http://www.globalpost.com Darty appoints new chief executive http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130201/darty-appoints-new-chief-executive-0 <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 retail group Darty on Friday named Frenchman Regis Schultz, boss of French retailer BUT, as its new boss amid challenging times for the company.</p> <p>"Darty plc today announces the appointment of Regis Schultz as its new chief executive from 1 May 2013," said a statement from Darty, which was formerly known as Kesa Electricals.</p> <p>Schultz, 44, has been chief executive of BUT since 2008 and prior to this he held a number of senior positions at London-listed Kingfisher, which is Europe's biggest home improvements chain.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130201/darty-appoints-new-chief-executive-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Consumer electronics Darty Kesa Electricals AFP Fri, 01 Feb 2013 09:45:36 +0000 5742695 at http://www.globalpost.com RPT-UPDATE 2-Welcome gift for Darty CEO could annoy investors http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130201/rpt-update-2-welcome-gift-darty-ceo-could-annoy-investors <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>* Darty names BUT's Regis Schultz as new CEO</p> <p>* Schultz to join Darty on May 1</p> <p>* Schultz annual salary 500,000 pounds, less than predecessor</p> <p>* To receive award of shares equivalent to salary</p> <p>* Shares flat</p> <p>By James Davey and Karen Rebelo</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130201/rpt-update-2-welcome-gift-darty-ceo-could-annoy-investors" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Consumer electronics Darty Darty Kesa Electricals Labor Law War Thomson Reuters Fri, 01 Feb 2013 13:00:37 +0000 5742961 at http://www.globalpost.com Darty warns on year profit as sales trends soften http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130215/darty-warns-year-profit-sales-trends-soften <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, Feb 15 (Reuters) - Europe's No. 3 electrical goods retailer Darty warned on year profit after sales trends softened at the end of its third quarter with markets becoming more promotional.</p> <p>"If these conditions continue then adjusted profit before tax for the year to April 30 2013 for the continuing group is unlikely to achieve the lower end of current market expectations," the firm said on Friday.</p> <p>It said the lower end was 30 million euros.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130215/darty-warns-year-profit-sales-trends-soften" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Darty Thomson Reuters Fri, 15 Feb 2013 09:30:03 +0000 5756360 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 2-Knight Vinke demands seat on Darty board after warning http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130215/update-1-darty-warns-year-profit-sales-trends-soften <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>* Knight Vinke says Darty not showing any urgency</p> <p>* Darty likely to miss lower end of FY profit expectations</p> <p>* Acting CEO sees no pick-up in markets in 2013</p> <p>* Q3 revenue down 2.5 pct, like-for-like sales down 0.5 pct</p> <p>* Shares down 6.5 percent (Adds detail, recasts lead, acting CEO, analyst comments, shares)</p> <p>By James Davey</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130215/update-1-darty-warns-year-profit-sales-trends-soften" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Comet Group Consumer electronics Darty Darty Darty France Entertainment Kesa Electricals Thomson Reuters Fri, 15 Feb 2013 09:30:19 +0000 5756362 at http://www.globalpost.com CORRECTED-Eric Knight to join Darty board http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130222/knight-vinke-join-darty-board <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>(Corrects name throughout to "Eric Knight" not "Knight Vinke"; adds he is founder of Knight Vinke.)</p> <p>Feb 22 (Reuters) - Darty Plc, Europe's third largest electrical goods retailer, appointed activist investor Eric Knight, founder of its biggest shareholder, to its board.</p> <p>Knight, whose investment company, Knight Vinke, owns 25 percent in Darty, demanded a seat on the firm's board after it issued a profit warning last week.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130222/knight-vinke-join-darty-board" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Darty Knight Knight Vinke Asset Management Vinke Thomson Reuters Fri, 22 Feb 2013 15:15:25 +0000 5763395 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-Activist investor Eric Knight joins Darty board http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130222/update-1-activist-investor-eric-knight-joins-darty-board <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>* Darty appoints Knight as non-executive director</p> <p>* Knight's firm had demanded seat on Darty board last week</p> <p>Feb 22 (Reuters) - Darty Plc, Europe's third largest electrical goods retailer, bowed to the demands of its largest shareholder, activist investor Knight Vinke, and appointed its CEO to its board.</p> <p>Knight Vinke, which owns 25 percent of Darty, demanded a seat on Darty's board after the retailer issued a profit warning last week.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130222/update-1-activist-investor-eric-knight-joins-darty-board" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Consumer electronics Darty Darty Plc Kesa Electricals Thomson Reuters Fri, 22 Feb 2013 16:30:45 +0000 5763480 at http://www.globalpost.com Electricals retailer Darcy put up for sale - paper http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130421/electricals-retailer-darcy-put-sale-paper <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>PARIS (Reuters) - France-based electrical goods retailer Darty Plc &lt;DRTY.L&gt; has been put up for sale, according to an advance snippet of an article to be published in the French daily Le Figaro on Monday.</p> <p>Le Figaro's report said that Goldman Sachs was managing the operation and that French retailer Carrefour &lt;CARR.PA&gt; had briefly considered buying the group.</p> <p>The full article was not available and the source of the information was not clear.</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/130421/electricals-retailer-darcy-put-sale-paper" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Consumer electronics Darty Thomson Reuters Sun, 21 Apr 2013 21:15:03 +0000 5821809 at http://www.globalpost.com Knight Vinke says not hired banks regarding Darty stake http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130422/knight-vinke-says-not-hired-banks-regarding-darty-stake <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>PARIS (Reuters) - Activist shareholder Knight Vinke said on Monday it had not hired banks to handle a possible sale of its 25 percent stake in electrical goods retailer Darty Plc &lt;DRTY.L&gt;.</p> <p>"Knight Vinke can confirm that it has not retained Goldman Sachs or anyone else with regard to its investment in Darty," a Knight Vinke spokeswoman in Paris told Reuters, declining to elaborate further.</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/130422/knight-vinke-says-not-hired-banks-regarding-darty-stake" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Darty Goldman Sachs Investment Thomson Reuters Mon, 22 Apr 2013 08:00:03 +0000 5822052 at http://www.globalpost.com Electricals retailer Darty put up for sale : paper http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130422/electricals-retailer-darty-put-sale-paper <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>PARIS (Reuters) - France-based electrical goods retailer Darty Plc &lt;DRTY.L&gt; has been put up for sale, according to an advance snippet of an article to be published in the French daily Le Figaro on Monday.</p> <p>Le Figaro's report said that Goldman Sachs was managing the operation and that French retailer Carrefour &lt;CARR.PA&gt; had briefly considered buying the group.</p> <p>The full article was not available and the source of the information was not clear.</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/130422/electricals-retailer-darty-put-sale-paper" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Consumer electronics Darty Thomson Reuters Mon, 22 Apr 2013 08:30:03 +0000 5822064 at http://www.globalpost.com