Bullish DSG shrugs off VAT rise as 'think big' continues

CURRYS owner DSG International has brushed aside next year's VAT increase, suggesting the higher sales tax will not have a major impact on trade while new technology such as 3D television should keep tills ringing.

DSG 'reviewing' cash call option

CURRYS and PC World owner DSG International yesterday said it had taken "no final decision" on a possible move to tap shareholders for hundreds of millions of pounds.

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Currys and PC World boss ready to face challenge from US giant

THE head of Britain's largest electricals business has played down the threat posed by US giant Best Buy, which is poised to open a string of superstores in the UK, accusing it of "shooting at a moving target".

Dixons to leave high street

THE Dixons name is to disappear from UK high streets after its owner revealed plans today to rebrand the business.

Dixons to launch online telephone service

Dixons has sparked a phone call price war with an internet phone service to rival Google, Yahoo! and eBay.

Dixons reshapes to fight sliding profits

DIXONS yesterday waged war on the current drought on the high street with a radical overhaul of the company - including changing its 68-year-old name and buying a retail park in East Kilbride.

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AROUND 400 jobs were under threat after an alliance enabling furniture retailer MFI to sell kitchens from Currys stores was scrapped.

Dixons sales suffer on struggling retail sector but profits on target

ELECTRICAL retailer Dixons sounded a cautious note about its prospects yesterday after sales from its UK businesses went into reverse.

Dixons ups presence on the Continent

DIXONS is to beef up its presence on the Continent after unveiling plans to fast-track the expansion of its PC City chain in France.

Dixons takes controlling stake of Greek firm

DIXONS, the high street chain, is extending its reach into Greece with the £35.7 million cash acquisition of a 39 per cent stake in P Kotsovolos, the electrical retailer.

Destination out of town: the high street exodus of the retail giants

IT IS High Noon for Britain’s high street retailers. Glorious brands such as Marks & Spencer, Sainsbury’s, Boots, Body Shop and WH Smith - names that pepper every big shopping centre in Britain - are in trouble.

Dixons deal powers up Monstermob for Europe

MONSTERMOB, the mobile phone content provider that counts Scottish entrepreneur John Boyle among its directors and investors, has Europe in its sights after entering into a key three-year partnership with retail giant Dixons.

Dixons shares jump as sales hike revealed

DIXONS, Britain’s largest electrical goods retailer, has been largely unaffected by the slowdown in retail sales during this year’s abnormally hot summer.

Dixons' shares plug into 5% rise as sales up

DIXONS, the high street electrical giant, saw its shares charge up five per cent this morning after defying market expectations with a modest rise in underlying group sales.

Pre-results jitters hit Dixons shares

SHARES in electronics retailer Dixons have been hit by jitters about its summer trading performance while analysts have commented on "structural, regulatory and cyclical threats" to the firm.

Dixons ends Freeserve internet deal

DIXONS, the electrical goods retailer, has ended its agreement to promote Freeserve, the internet service provider (ISP) it created five years ago, and is instead to help sell market rival AOL Time Warner’s internet access service from February at its 1,100 stores.

41% hike for Dixons chief

DIXONS, the electrical retailer, awarded chief executive John Clare a 41 per cent pay rise last year, despite profits at the group growing just one per cent.

Dixons hit by warranties warning

SHARES in Dixons were on the back foot after Britain’s biggest electrical retailer was warned by competition watchdogs of further measures to ensure customers get a better deal on warranties for electrical goods.

Dixons upbeat after beating City forecasts

DIXONS, the electricals retailer, yesterday basked in the glory of being the FTSE 100’s best performer as it reported annual pre-tax profits ahead of market expectations.

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