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Dixons Retail signs up for Gadget Show Live

Electronics giant DixonsRetail is partnering with The Gadget Show Live. The firm is sponsoring the show’s 4,500 seater Super Theatre, which hosts daily hour-long live Gadget Show performances. Hosted by the Channel 5 show’s presenters Jason Bradbury, Rachel Riley, Jon Bentley and Ortis Deley, the Super Theatre is also home …

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Best Buy preparing DSGi swoop?

Best Buy is looking to buy out rival electronics retail group DSGi, reports suggest. Best Buy’s financial advisors have reportedly compiled a list of potential acquisitions in a bid to gain dominance of the UK market, with the PC World owner topping the list. MCV’s sister site PCR has the …

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GAME safe from Best Buy invasion

Ahead of the opening of its first UK stores in Liverpool, Southampton, Merry Hill and Thurrock next month, Verdict Research consulting director Neil Saunders has told MCV that Best Buy poses little danger for established High Street games retailers. Best Buy’s UK arrival shouldn’t prove too much of a threat …

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DSGi results smash expectations

PC World and Currys owner DSG International achieved an eight per cent like-for-like sales growth over the Christmas period, thanks largely to electrical sales in the UK and Ireland. The results – which cover the 12 weeks ending January 9th – significantly exceed analyst expectations of around a two or …

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PC World and Currys combo a success

DSGi has declared its merger of PC World and Currys a success – and now plans to open more outlets under the new model in the future. The company launched a trial store that incorporated products from both retailers’ portfolios in Surrey in January. Now the PC World and Currys’ …

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DSGi refits 120 UK stores

DSGi is to step up of its renewal and transformation programme with 120 stores to be refitted by the end of 2009. According to Mobile Today, around 120 stores will be refurbished throughout its portfolio under the ‘Get Connected’ theme, with 15 of those expected to be Currys.digital outlets. The …

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DSGi earnings fall 78%

DSGi, owner of PC World and Currys, today posted a pre-tax loss of 140.4 million, in what chief executive John Browett described as ‘a year of change.’ While the figures represent a 78 per cent year-on-year drop, they were actually slightly above the firm’s expectations. The firm blamed Europe’s economic …

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PC World’s biggest ever ad campaign

PC World has launched a major ad campaign, with an emphasis on meeting particular customer needs, instead of the traditional low price point message. According to Retail Week, the new campaign will run with the strapline: ‘Whatever your world, PC World.’ The two adverts, developed by M&C Saatchi, represent the …

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DSGi sells Hungarian stores for 1

Currys and PC World owner DSGi has sold off all nine of its Hungarian stores, which operate under the Electro World brand, for just €1 – a move that mirrors the recent sale of many of its Scandinavian outlets. However, unlike the Swedish and Finnish sell-off – which resulted in …

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DSGi running scared of Best Buy

DSGi has locked down its sales figures on core products as it looks to hide vital information from emergent retail giant Best Buy – leaving GfK-ChartTrack with no choice but to ban the firm from its panel. The retailer, which owns PC World, Currys and Dixons, told GfK-ChartTrack last week …

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