The owner of Currys and PC World has agreed to sell one of its Scandinavian businesses for £14.1m as part of plans to rationalise its portfolio of brands. Dixons Retail is to offload Webhallen, a Swedish retailer of games and media products, to Komplett, the Norwegian online firm. The move is part of Dixons' plans to revitalise its struggling internet business Pixmania, which counts Webhallen as a subsidiary.
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Tuesday 19 February 2013
Banksy's latest has been torn off the wall of a Poundland and offered for sale in Miami
Thursday 17 January 2013
Buoyant demand for tablet devices powered better-than-expected sales at Dixons Retail's Currys and Home Retail's Argos over Christmas, but neither group sees any improvement in UK consumer spending in the year ahead.
Thursday 17 January 2013
The owner of PC World and Currys benefited from the demise of rival Comet today by reporting a bigger-than-expected surge in Christmas sales.
Saturday 01 December 2012
Has electrical retailer Dixons managed to "internet-proof" itself? Analysts at Deutsche Bank think the loss-making retailer may still have a bright future ahead of it. The impact of shoppers spending on the internet rather than at its stores could be reaching its apex they claim.
Thursday 29 November 2012
Dixons Retail, the owner of Currys and PC World, said it has not seen "much disruption" from the stock liquidation at failed rival Comet, as its UK business returned to profit for the first time in five years.
Thursday 08 November 2012
Comet has launched a liquidation sale as administrators move to wind down the failed retailer ahead of store closures as early as next week.
Thursday 01 November 2012
Thousands of jobs are at risk as Comet, the 240-store electricals retailer, is poised to appoint an accountancy firm as administrator just nine months after the UK chain was bought for a token £2.
Tuesday 30 October 2012
From Hemel Hempstead to Cupertino - and back again
Friday 22 June 2012
Dixons Retail, the owner of Currys and PC World, blamed hefty write-downs on the value of its struggling Italian and Greek businesses for a painful full-year loss of nearly £120m.
Friday 18 May 2012
The odds on a Greek exit from the euro are shortening, but many UK businesses could be caught out
Tuesday 28 February 2012
1. Rowenta DG8760 Pro Perfect
This iron sails through crumpled laundry, even tough linen, with complete ease, which you'd hope, at this price.
Tuesday 21 February 2012
Not seen this chap before.
Saturday 11 February 2012
How do extended warranties work?
Wednesday 08 February 2012
Outlook The writers of the Simpsons once used a fondness for extended warranties to illustrate their anti-hero Homer's stupidity. And yet despite the things being about as useful a car without wheels, people are still buying. To such an extent that the Office of Fair Trading takes a close interest.
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