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Dixons bigwig dispatched to salvage gadget souk PIXmania

Dixons Retail is understood to have placed Equanet boss Phil Birbeck in charge of its loss-making online operation PIXmania after coughing €10m (£7.86m) to buy the founders' remaining shareholding. Birbeck took control of Equanet, the IT reseller arm of the consumer giant, at the start of 2010 having previously headed up the now …
Paul Kunert, 10 Aug 2012
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Dixons: We had a good summer, though southern Europe was a drag

Dixons Retail says a "busy summer of events" helped maintain momentum in its UK and Irish operations as sales climbed 7 per cent, but it's not yet ready to crack open the bubbly. Revenue growth at group level for fiscal Q1 ended 21 July was less marked: up 5 per cent, as a 13 per cent climb in northern Europe and the sales rise …
Paul Kunert, 06 Sep 2012
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Dixons reports huge losses of £224m

Dixons Retail this morning reported whopping losses of £224m for fiscal 2011, after absorbing one-off charges for shutting up shop in Spain and goodwill write-downs of its Greek and online operations. Total group sales for fiscal 2011 ended 30 April including businesses to be closed or already closed fell 2.2 per cent to £8.3bn …
Paul Kunert, 23 Jun 2011
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Dell parks itself in PC superstores across Europe

DSGi has inked a fat pan-European deal with Dell to punt the firm's notebooks and desktops in stores across 12 countries including the UK. Under the agreement UK customers will be able to buy Dell goods in Dixons, Currys, PC World and online from January next year. Elsewhere in Europe the products will be sold through DSGi …
Kelly Fiveash, 13 Dec 2007
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Dixons cuts off Norse to right base

Dixons shares jumped nearly 12 per cent today on news that it has started cutting its Nordic stores and is considering a rights issue to speed the rest of the restructure. Dixons Store Group International confirmed that it is going ahead with plans to close stores in Sweden and Finland and rebrand its remaining outlets. But the …
John Oates, 06 Apr 2009
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DSG 'consults' on future of French operation

DSG International has put its French PC City operation on notice, after kicking off a “consultation process” ahead of the reorganization of its Gallic assets. The electronics giant said “promotional restrictions” and a “competitive property market” make it increasingly difficult to achieve scale and brand awareness. In a bid …
Joe Fay, 23 Feb 2007
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DSG computing sales up, profits down

The increasing popularity of laptops helped deflate margins at DSG international's computing operation, the firm revealed in its full year results today. The electronics group turned in full year revenues of £7.9bn for the year to 28 April, up 14 per cent on the year. Pre-tax profits were £114.1m, down on the previous year's £ …
Joe Fay, 20 Jun 2007
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Another miserable quarter for Dixons

Dixons Store Group International saw sales fall ten per cent in the 12 weeks ended 10 January because customers delayed buying TVs and computers until after Christmas, once the sales had begun. Like for like sales were down 10 per cent overall - southern Europe performed worse with falls of 14 per cent - UK computing sales were …
John Oates, 15 Jan 2009
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DSGi profit plummets 30%

DSG International (DSGi) saw annual profit tumble 30 per cent today, after the struggling electrical retailer was forced to cut prices to shift stock amidst a tightening of consumer spending. The firm, whose stores include Currys and PC World in the UK, Elkjop in Nordic countries and UniEuro in Italy, reported pre-tax profit and …
Kelly Fiveash, 26 Jun 2008
PC World

Big TVs and small computers turn on DSG

Big screen TVs had the edge over laptop PCs when it came to picking customers’ wallets last year latest figures from PC World parent DSG International show. Overall sales at the electronics giant were up 14 per cent to £3.8bn in the six months to November 11, with profit before tax coming in at £78.9m, down on last year’s £105. …
Joe Fay, 18 Jan 2007
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Dixons embarks on mega Euro expansion

Dixons has unveiled ambitious plans to expand its electrical retail operation on the Continent. The UK retailer is increase the number of its PC City superstores in France from seven to as many as 100 stores, it announced today. It is to enter two new markets with the opening of its first PC City store in Portugal. And it is to …
Tim Richardson, 27 Apr 2005

Free-market think tank urges EU to unbundle Windows

The Globalisation Institute, a European think-tank run by free market advocates, today went on the offensive against Microsoft, calling on the EU to require all PCs to be sold without operating systems. It says this will not make consumers' lives more difficult, as they would simply be asked to insert an OS DVD when they first …
Austin Modine, 24 Sep 2007
The Register breaking news

WinXP Media Center PCs come to Europe

Microsoft has signed up 30-ish PC builders to flog entertainment-centric PCs based on WinXP Media Center Edition in Europe for the first time. The company already has a roster of 20 OEMs selling Media Center PCs in US, Canada and Korea. So what is a entertainment-centric PC? Essentially you get to watch TV and DVDs, check out …
Drew Cullen, 06 Aug 2003
The Register breaking news

Dixons takes control of Italian retailer

Dixons is to pay €368m to take control of UniEuro, described as Italy's leading independent electronics retailer. Dixons already owns 24 per cent of the company, acquired last year, and had an option to buy the rest, which it is now exercising through the acquisition of 71 per cent of the outstanding share capital. Post …
Drew Cullen, 09 Oct 2002
The Register breaking news

Dixons shutters 106 stores

Dixons Stores Group (DSG) is closing more than 100 High Street stores after poor trading. In an update released before the London stock market opened this morning the retail chain revealed slightly improved group trading, but said Dixons had performed particularly badly. As a result the chain will shut 106 shops within the next …
John Oates, 28 Apr 2004