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First UK Best Buy stores unveiled

Best Buy looks set to go head-to-head with DSGi after it emerged that one of the launch locations would be the same retail park that its UK rival is currently trialling its big box format store in. The locations of the first four stores are Bath Road Retail Park in …

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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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Best Buy eyeing DSGi and Comet?

MCV’s sister site PC Retail reports that the chief executive of the mammoth electronics specialist has gone on record to speak about Best Buy’s plans in the UK, with a possible bid for DSGi and Comet among the options. Head over to PCR’s site for the full story.

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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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German outfit to launch DSGi bid?

German-based retail group Metro AG has revealed that it is considering launching cross-border acquisitions in the near future as it aims to strengthen its European portfolio, prompting a rise in DSGi’s shares based on speculation that it could be the target. Follow the link to MCV’s sister site PC Retail …

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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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Games bucks retail downturn trend over Christmas

Whilst many across the retail community have been counting the cost of a disappointing Christmas period, the games market has seen yet another bumper festive period on the High Street. In the week that the retail analyst SPSL stated that many days during the Christmas period retail performance were ‘hugely …

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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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