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Dixons hiring 3,000 additional Xmas staff

Dixons has created 3,000 temporary jobs for the lead up to Christmas in various roles across the UK. New employees will be taken on at Currys and PC World stores, as well as the Knowhow contact centre in Sheffield and the distribution and delivery hub in Newark. As we are …

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William Hill makes Call of Duty: Ghosts Xmas No.1 favourite

Call of Duty: Ghosts has been installed as the favourite to claim the UK Christmas No.1 title by William Hill. It’s currently offering 6/4 on the game with FIFA 14 second at 2/1 and next week’s release Grand Theft Auto V in third at 4/1. There is no doubting that …

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Dixons predicts Xbox One over PS4 to take Christmas No. 1

High Street retail group Dixons has today published its Christmas best-sellers list and predicts the Xbox One to top the PlayStation 4. The list reveals which console the retailer expects consumers to opt for as the next-gen battle heats up this Christmas. Both consoles take poll position in the Top …

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Tesco surprises city with blockbuster Christmas

The UK’s leading retailer Tesco has reported its strongest Christmas in the UK for three years. Like-for-like sales were up 1.8 per cent in the six weeks ending January 5th. Online food sales were the star, climbing 18 per cent. It’s a fantastic turnaround for the supermarket, having reported a …

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Angry Birds downloaded 30m times over Xmas

The global success that is Angry Birds enjoyed a blockbuster Christmas. Rovio’s game was downloaded an eye-watering 30m times between December 22nd and December 29th. On Christmas Day alone the game as purchased 8m times. With Flurry data suggesting that 17.4m new Android and iOS devices – that means there …

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Sainsbury’s and Morrisons expected to report poor Christmas trading

The share prices of Sainsbsury’s and Morrisons have fallen amidst predictions that the pair will report disappointing Christmas trading results later this month. The Grocer reports that analysts are expecting a 2.8 per cent drop in like-for-like sales over the period for Morrisons and a dramatic slowdown of growth at …

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UPDATE: PS3 dropping to £125 in GAME’s Christmas sale

MCV can reveal that Sony’s PS3 will drop tantalisingly close to the magic 100 mark in GAME’s Christmas sale, which starts on Boxing Day. The retailer will be offering the European-only 12GB version of the console including a copy of The Amazing Spider-Man on Blu-ray for just 125 – that …

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