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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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Deadline extended for Dixons and Carphone Warehouse merger

Dixons and Carphone Warehouse have been given more time to discuss their possible 4bn merger. Both companies were asked to come to an agreement at 5pm today (March 24th), but the Takeover Panel has now granted their request for an extension to the agreement first aired in February. The two …

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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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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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Dixons: Steam is the best way to buy games

Even the UK’s High Street retailers are singing Steam’s praises when it comes to selling games. Currys/PC World owner Dixons says Steam has become the best outlet for consumers to get their hands on games. It follows the High Street brand’s decision to stock Steam Wallet cards in-store. Steam is …

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Dixons on-board for Steam Machines

Currys/PC World owner says it’s keeping close tabs on Valve’s new Steam Machines to bring devices to the High Street. Valve took to the stage at this year’s CES show to lift the lid on the long-awaited devices and confirmed 13 partners would produce their own iterations of the device, …

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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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Dixons opens concept store with floating screens

Dixons Travel has unveiled its first new concept store at Gatwick Airport, with floating screens, 10-inch tablet ‘look books’ and a ‘KnowHow’ bar. The new 1,466 square foot space will feature a mixture of the latest tech products and a number of travel essentials. 10-inch tablet ‘look books’ will sit …

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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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Dixons sells Swedish retailer Webhallen

Swedish games retailer Webhallen has been sold by owner Dixons to Norwegian ecommerce company Komplett. The 14m deal comes as part of Dixons’ ongoing restructuring of electronics retailer Pixmania, which included the termination of its High Street presence earlier this year, CityAM reports. We continue to explore ways to put …

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