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DSGi, the owner of the Currys electricals chain, yesterday revealed that its sales of TVs had risen sharply in the run-up to the football World Cup, as it posted an uptick in underlying profits ahead of City expectations.

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England's performance at the World Cup has been lousy so far. But two of the UK's biggest electricals chains are set to reveal a boost in sales of TVs before the tournament, along with improved full-year results, this week. DSGi, which owns Currys and PC World in the UK, is expected on Thursday to post a substantial uplift in underlying pre-tax profits to between £80m and £90m for the year to 1 May, compared with £50.5m the previous year.

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DSG's megastores plan pays off with sales rise

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Game chief executive quits as profits fall by more than a quarter

Lisa Morgan stepped down as chief executive of Game yesterday after the video game retailer reported a 28 per cent slump in full-year profits.

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The US electricals giant Best Buy is to open its first UK store a few weeks early for the bank holiday, as it bids to take on rivals Currys and Comet.

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Electricals giant Best Buy to create 8,000 UK jobs and open 80 stores

The world's largest electricals retailer, Best Buy, is to create 8,000 jobs in the UK over the next five years and is gearing up to open its first stores this coming spring, taking on Currys and Comet.

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