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Dixons Carphone profits plunge 24% despite sales uptick

Dixons Carphone has reported slump in annual profit, but said this was expected and that it would take time to turnaround the company’s performance in a tough market. The trading update for the financial year ending April 28 also comes one week after the electronics giant came clean about a major cyber attack.

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Britain’s Dixons Carphone discovers data breach affecting 5.9 million payment cards

Dixons Carphone said an ongoing investigation indicated there was an attempt to compromise 5.9 million payment cards.






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Boots parent company hires new finance chief

The US-based parent company of health and beauty retailer Boots has announced the appointment of James Kehoe as its new executive vice president and global chief financial officer. Recently chief financial officer and board director of Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited, Kehoe will succeed George Fairweather, who has served as Walgreens Boots Alliance global chief financial officer since February 2015






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Shop Direct appoints Henry Birch as new CEO

Shop Direct has hired Rank Group boss Henry Birch to be its new chief executive. Birch, who will join the online retail giant later this year, will replace interim chief executive Derek Harding.






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Dixons Carphone offers jobs to staff of embattled rival Maplin

Dixons Carphone has reportedly offered a lifeline to staff at rival retailer Maplin, whose future is up in the air after it filed for administration on Wednesday. Dixons Carphone chief executive Sebastian James told BBC News that he was “really sorry” to hear about Maplin’s downfall and hinted that his company may be open to poaching some of its staff should the worse come to worst






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Dunelm appoints Nick Wilkinson as CEO

Dunelm has appointed Nick Wilkinson as its new chief executive after John Browett stepped down from the role earlier this year for “personal reasons”. Wilkinson, who will begin his role with the home and furniture retailer in February, previously had the top job at Evans Cycles for five years






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Dixons Carphone profits dive as it looks to “reposition”

Electrical retailer Dixons Carphone has reported tumbling profits amid its interim results, nearly halving over the last six months.






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Next and Tesco partner for store-in-store trial

Next has become the latest retailer to trial a store-in-store concept at the UK’s largest grocer Tesco. Earlier this week Next opened a 4300sq ft concession inside Tesco Extra in Surrey Quays, stocking a basic range of both menswear and womenswear






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Maplin rolls out iSmash concessions as it boosts support arm

Maplin has announced a new partnership with tech repair specialist iSmash as it ramps up its tech support offering to rival Dixons Carphone. Concessions in three of Maplin’s stores across the UK will be trialled, offering customers an “express tech repair service” on smartphones, tablets and laptops under Maplin’s roof.






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John Lewis development director Tom Athron to step down

In another high profile departure from high street stalwarts today, John Lewis’s group development director Tom Athron has announced his departure. The reason for his departure is not yet clear and it unknown whether he has secured another role. He was reportedly in consideration for the role of managing director before it was handed to Paula Nickolds






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