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Currys and PC World merger trialled

PC World and Currys parent DSGi has launched a trial store combining both brands. The site, based in Surry, is understood to be 15,000 square foot and contains a product mix incorporating both retailer’s portfolios. This is in line with a general revamp across all brands MCV’s sister site PC …

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DSGi posts £29.8m loss

PC World and Currys parent DSGi has axed its dividend to preserve liquidity, after being hit with a 29.8 million pre-tax loss for the first six months of the year. Comparatively, the group made a 52.5 million profit during the same period last year. The firm says it hasn’t made …

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DSGI shares fall to new low

Shares in DSG International fell to 46p last Friday as it prepared to reveal its results this Thursday, according to the Independent on Sunday. Shares have fallen from a high of 176p over the past few months following two profit warnings, with chief executive John Browett already stating that pre-tax …

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DSGi to introduce own age rating system

DSGi-owned electrical retailer Currys is planning to place its own age ratings on video games sold through its stores, according to Sky News . The chain wants to ‘establish a customer panel who will rate the games on how fun, suitable and challenging they are’. Sky reports that the sticky …

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DSGi reveals games publishing plan

DSGi plans to sign up top development talent in a publishing push that will see a new range of own-brand titles on its shelves by the summer. The firm intends to unveil a new gaming label and unleash the titles across its 1,400 stores worldwide as well across its online …

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DSGi comes out fighting

Online, in-store services and international expansion are the key foundations upon which DSGi is set to tackle difficult trading conditions, the retailer has told MCV. The Group, which includes PC World, Currys.digital and Dixons, has launched a strategic review of its business led by Boston Consulting after issuing a profit …

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Antitrust officials raid Intel and DSG

It has emerged that that The European Commission has conducted antitrust raids on the offices of leading global chip maker Intel and Dixons and PC World owners DSG. To read the full story, head over the MCV’s sister site PC Retail.

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Tesco rules online roost

Tesco Direct has retained the top spot in a table of 100 retail websites, with a score of 8 out of 10 for January. A list of 100 retail websites has been compiled by the Retail Bulletin and SiteMorse, with the first 125 pages of each retailer’s website being tested …

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Store closure threat for Dixons group

DSGi may be forced to close as many as 200 of its UK stores after announcing that its profits were likely to be down as much as 50 million, a senior retail analyst has predicted. Tony Shiret, Credit Suisse’s senior retail analyst, predicted that the group’s new chief executive, John …

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First half sales boost for DSGi

DSGi has posted a six per cent increase in overall revenues for the 16 weeks leading to August 18th. According to the firm, the rise in takings is largely down to flat panel sales. The group said 11 per cent group sales were good, yet it is too early to …

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