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Dixons and Carphone Warehouse merger confirmed

Dixons Retail and Carphone Warehouse have confirmed that they are to merge in a deal worth 3.8bn. The parent firm of Currys and PC World and the mobile phone outlet will split ownership of the newly created firm, which will be known as Dixons Carphone, equally between their existing shareholders. …

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Are video games the next for merged Dixons and Carphone Warehouse?

Electronic giant Dixons hopes to become a major player in smartphones via a proposed merger with Carphone Warehouse. The firm is already a major player in other electrical goods and one insider told MCV that should the deal go through, Dixons would consider turning its guns on gaming. Dixons is …

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Dixons and Carphone Warehouse merger could face competition investigation

The proposed merger between Dixons and Carphone Warehouse could face an investigation from the UK competition commission. Yesterday the shock move was proposed between the two managements that could see Carphone Warehouse crack the electronics sector, and Dixons Retail finally grab a foothold in the smartphone market. The new business …

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Merger talks for Dixons Retail and Carphone Warehouse

Dixons Retail and Carphone Warehouse have confirmed they are in preliminary discussions over a possible merger. The pair said in a statement: "These discussions are at a very preliminary stage and there can be no certainty that a transaction will be forthcoming. "No decision has been reached regarding the structuring …

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Carphone Warehouse rebranding 60 of its stores as Samsung-only

Samsung smartphones are to receive their own dedicated retail presence on the UK High Street. Carphone Warehouse has announced plans to rebrand 60 of its 2,000 stores as dedicated Samsung outlets. These will roll out in the next three months across seven countries including the UK, which is expected to …

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Bye-bye for Best Buy UK? Big box chain to close, says report

After a stop-start beginning and growing losses, Best Buy UK’s chain of 11 stores is likely to close says The Sunday Times. But the brand may live on – with Carphone Warehouse stores turned into ‘mini’ Best Buys. A report in the Sunday paper said that parent Carphone could make …

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Best Buy appoints new COO

Best Buy Europe has appointed Carphone Warehouse CEO Andrew Harrison as its new chief operating officer. Scott Wheway, CEO of Best Buy Europe, said: ”Andrew has been instrumental in driving The Carphone Warehouse over the last 15 years and is a leading authority in connectivity technology. He has consistently proven …

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Best Buy hunts UK employees

CVs AT the ready – US retail superpower Best Buy has confirmed to MCV that it is looking to recruit far and wide as the firm builds its business in the UK and Europe. In May, the American electronics giant announced a partnership with Carphone Warehouse to establish its brand …

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Best Buy profits plummet

US electronics chain Best Buy has reported its 2009 Q3 fiscal results, with revenues jumping 16 per cent to $11.5 billion for the week ending November 29th 2008. The revenues jump follows the opening of 181 new European stores over the past 12 months, however, earnings have plummeted year-on-year from …

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Up to 200 Best Buy stores coming to Europe in ’09

Best Buy’s European invasion will consist of between 100 and 200 stores launched over the next five years, the retailer revealed in a joint announcement with its partner The Carphone Warehouse today. And it looks like the UK will be getting the bulk of the superstores – the first of …

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