DSG Group archive

  • Motorola Xoom hits UK shops Q2 2011
    Tablets

    Motorola Xoom hits UK shops Q2 2011

    By 17 February 2011

    The flagship Honeycomb device, the Motorola Xoom, will land in the UK in Q2 2011 in both 3G and Wi-Fi flavours. Carphone Warehouse and Best Buy will be offering up the 3G and Wi-Fi option (and obviously the data contracts to go with it) whilst Currys...

  • Samsung Galaxy Tab UK launch date: 1 November
    Tablets

    Samsung Galaxy Tab UK launch date: 1 November

    By 1 October 2010

    Samsung has revealed that its much anticipated 7-inch tablet, the Samsung Galaxy Tab, will be hitting UK shops on 1 November. And whilst it's all well and good that we know when we're going to be able to get our hands on the super tab, it still isn't...

  • DSGi plans Best Buy-beating Currys super megastores
    Online

    DSGi plans Best Buy-beating Currys super megastores

    By 2 March 2009

    DSGi is due to reveal plans for Currys "megastores", described as "very large format". Although Currys already offers what most would call large shops, usually in out of town purpose built retail centres, the new, bigger shops are said to be "designed...

  • DSGi, Argos report drop in sales
    Online

    DSGi, Argos report drop in sales

    By 15 January 2009

    UK retailers are adding to the downturn gloom with more miserable financial results. DSGi's decline appears to be continuing while Homebase, Waterstones, Argos, Halfords and Clinton Cards have reported drops in sales too. Like-for-like sales at Currys...

  • DSGi makes 250 TechGuys redundant
    Online

    DSGi makes 250 TechGuys redundant

    By 22 December 2008

    250 people have been made redundant from the TechGuys' serving and repairing division. DSGi, parent of Currys and PC World, initially told 600 people that their roles were at risk, but have actually cut 250 jobs after the company posted a £30 million...

  • DSGi posts £30 million loss
    Online

    DSGi posts £30 million loss

    By 27 November 2008

    It's more bad news from the UK's high street retailers as the Dixons Store Group International has posted a massive multi-million pound loss. In the last six months of trading the group - that covers PC World, Currys, Dixons and PIXmania - has reported...

  • DSGi cutting investment by £30 million
    Online

    DSGi cutting investment by £30 million

    By 23 October 2008

    DSGi, the company behind Currys, Dixons and PC World, will cut investment in its stores by about £30 million. The move comes as the group reveals a 7% decline in sales over the first half of its financial year. DSGi says that consumer confidence has...

  • Cdiscount to launch in UK
    Online

    Cdiscount to launch in UK

    By 12 September 2008

    French retail giant Casino is about to launch what's being called a "major assault" on the UK market. The chain will launch its online brand "Cdiscount" in the UK, apparently setting its sights on stealing market share from DSGi, Comet, Tesco and Amazon...

  • Dixons reports sharp downturn in sales
    Online

    Dixons reports sharp downturn in sales

    By 3 September 2008

    DSGi, the Dixon's group of companies, has reported what's being called a "sharp downturn" in sales across two of its chains. Chief executive John Bowkett has been quoted as stating: "It's probably the most difficult trading environment we have seen almost...

  • DSGi group undergoes "radical" review
    Online

    DSGi group undergoes "radical" review

    By 15 May 2008

    In the biggest review of its business to date, DSGi will close 77 Currys.digital stores, trial new retail formats and is even re-thinking product lines. Chief executive John Browett says the review offers "radical and detailed plans" and will "transform...

  • Best Buy after Currys, Dixons and Comet
    Online

    Best Buy after Currys, Dixons and Comet

    By 12 May 2008

    It seems the Best Buy execs have been mighty busy. Just last week, we reported on a £1bn joint venture will see US retailer Best Buy's vast array of consumer electronics sold through Carphone Warehouse. And now we have news that Best Buy may be after...

  • Dell closes all of its US kiosks
    Online

    Dell closes all of its US kiosks

    By 31 January 2008

    Following on from its decision to start selling its PCs in a range of highstreet chains across Europe and the US, Dell has now opted to close all of its US kiosks. Reuters is reporting that the 140 kiosks, which are mainly in shopping malls around the...

  • DSGi issues £50 million profit warning
    Online

    DSGi issues £50 million profit warning

    By 3 January 2008

    DSG International the retailer which owns Currys and PC World, has issued a profit warning. A Christmas sales period described as "dire" has been the main explantion for the drop in profits. It has been announced that full year profits before tax are...

  • 2007: A year in review, December
    Gaming

    2007: A year in review, December

    By 31 December 2007

    While O2 relished the ever-rising iPhone sales in the UK, Vodafone attempted to prevent its rival T-Mobile enjoying the same glory in Germany. A German court overturned an injunction which would have forced T-Mobile to sell unlocked iPhones. Vodafone...

  • Dell announces massive European retail deal with DSGi
    Online

    Dell announces massive European retail deal with DSGi

    By 13 December 2007

    Dell and DSG international plc (DSGi) have announced the imminent availability of Dell notebook and desktop computers in DSGi stores. From January 2008, DSGi and Dell customers will be able to buy a range of Dell notebooks and desktops through PC World,...

  • Currys group blames Vista for poor profits
    Online

    Currys group blames Vista for poor profits

    By 19 October 2007

    DSG, the group behind Currys and PC World, has issued a profit warning, stating that poor sales of Vista could see its profits slashed by around £20 million. Apparently the group had predicted a surge of uptake for Microsoft's new operating system, with...

  • DSG to expand TechGuys service
    Online

    DSG to expand TechGuys service

    By 19 January 2007

    DSG's 6 month financial results show an increase in demand for TVs, with PC sales lagging behind. As part of its response to its results, DSG has announced that it's going to invest more in to its popular TechGuys service - £50 million in the next 5...