Samsung has announced plans to open 60 of its own branded stores in Britain and six other European countries, in a bid to challenge Apple's successful retail store approach.
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Tuesday 02 November 2010
The US electricals giant Best Buy will launch an online shop in the UK within the next fortnight to take the fight to its rivals Currys, Comet and Argos on to the web.
Saturday 11 September 2010
Q. I booked a return flight through Travelocity to Stockholm for my wife and me in March. The flight was cancelled because of the volcanic ash cloud. Travelocity initially said that it might take 12 to 16 weeks to refund. Despite reminders, I have not had my refund. CB, Brighton.
Monday 09 August 2010
Charles Dunstone, the founder of Carphone Warehouse, has emerged as part of a surprise new venture: an attempt to resurrect the iconic Jensen Interceptor.
Saturday 07 August 2010
Q. My home was severely damaged in the Cumbrian floods in November. No repair work has started and my child and I are still living in rented accommodation. My insurer, Tesco, commissioned a report on the state of my property, then rejected it and commissioned a second. The first report said a water channel had been cut beneath my home: the second says there is no evidence of this and the insurer refuses to investigate further. I have been told the insurer will pay only for repairs to damage that can be seen and, even if it could be seen, I could not prove it had been caused by the flood. Despite their argument, water entered my property again in February. Before November, I had a 17th-century farmhouse that did not flood and was not a flood risk. All I want is my home reinstated to the condition it was in before. AT, Cumbria.
Saturday 24 July 2010
Q. My Halifax Reward current account is supposed to be credited with £5 a month in return for me making a payment into my account every month. But I did not get my reward in May. Halifax said that because of the May Day Bank Holiday my payments had gone in one day earlier than usual, on 30 April – so I was not entitled to the reward and was penalised because the bank chose to make the transfer early. I think other Halifax customers should know about this. MC, by email.
Friday 02 July 2010
The Cowes Week stage is to be used for a major fund-raising push by Britain's Team Origin, which is challenging for the America's Cup.
Saturday 22 May 2010
Q. On 5 May I was due to fly to Belfast from East Midlands Airport, with BMI Baby. The flight was cancelled because of the Icelandic ash problem, so I used the ferry from Stranraer instead. My wife phoned the airport car parking agency and told them I wished to cancel my booking. East Midlands Airport gave me a letter to show my insurer to ask them to pay, but they refused. The car park company still refuses to refund my £22.99. AC, by email.
Thursday 29 April 2010
Tuesday 27 April 2010
Saturday 13 March 2010
Q Carphone Warehouse's subsidiary TalkMobile, which operates the Fresh mobile service, has informed me that it will close the service on 19 March. It suggests users transfer to TalkMobile. I topped up in December and was told nothing about closure. I now want to move my mobile account to Asda. TalkMobile tells me that unused credit will be lost: I have complained that it is unfair that I will not get a refund on my top-up. DM, Belfast.
Monday 18 January 2010
City analysts expect Morrisons to outshine its peers when the supermarket group provides an update on its performance over the festive season this week. The company is expected to say that, excluding fuel and VAT, sales at stores open at least a year climbed 6.3 per cent in the six-week period to 3 January, according to a Reuters poll of 10 analysts. The forecast is better than broadly comparable figures from Tesco and J Sainsbury, both of whom issued updates earlier this month.
Friday 04 December 2009
Wednesday 02 December 2009
Tuesday 01 December 2009
David Ross, the multi-millionaire co-founder of Carphone Warehouse who was forced to give up a slew of company directorships following a scandal involving loan collateral last year, won back one of his former posts yesterday.
Saturday 28 November 2009
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