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Dixons: expanding online operations

Dixons is to expand its product range from 10,000 items to more than a million as it launches an entertainment range, selling CDs, DVDs, games and books. The move could prove a compelling proposition despite intensifying competition in the entertainment market, which is learning to cope with price deflation, legal downloading and weaker demand.

Published By Datamonitor
14 Nov 2006
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Dixons: looking to strike the right multi-channel balance

Dixons' like-for-likes sales fell by 5% in the 12 weeks to January 7, 2012, and while the electricals retailing giant claimed that its performance was better than many of its rivals, it continues to struggle to compete with online retailers. Sales at its e-commerce unit Pixmania fell 7%, indicating a tough year ahead for the group's pureplay fascias, Dixons.co.uk and Pixmania.com.

Published By Datamonitor
18 Jan 2012
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Dixons: virtual demise of electrical retailer

Dixons is to lose its high street presence after nearly 70 years with the rebranding of its 190 outlets as 'Currys.digital' by June. The Dixons brand will become an online-only operation. This rebranding exercise does nothing to change the economics of electricals retailing on the high street and could even hasten its decline.

Published By Datamonitor
06 Apr 2006
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DSGi unveils radical business overhaul

DSGi has announced its financial results for the 53 weeks to May 3, 2008, during which period it achieved 8% growth in total group sales but only a 1% gain in like-for-like sales. Furthermore, gross margins across the group were down on a like-for-like basis by 0.7%. As a result the electricals specialist has outlined a far-reaching business review that is designed to turn the ailing group around.

Published By Datamonitor
16 May 2008
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E-commerce market in Latin America grows by 40% during 2009

According to a study conducted by AmericaEconomia Intelligence for Visa, e-commerce in Latin America experienced explosive growth of 39.2% during 2009, reaching a value of $21.7 billion. Given the generally poor standard of delivery networks in the region, there is an opportunity for integrators and logistics firms to make gains in the market by offering high-quality services.

Published By Datamonitor
27 Jul 2010
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E-commerce: a double-edged sword for retailers

The investment strategy column of the Daily Express has extolled the virtues of online retailing on the basis that selling goods online is relatively cheap and avoids store planning issues. However, while e-retail may be cheaper than physical stores and facilitate wider coverage, its success relies heavily on a compelling retail proposition.

Published By Datamonitor
09 Jan 2006
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E-commerce: keeping express markets alive

With the global economy slowly recovering from its worst crisis in decades, express markets are expected to benefit as key industry sectors bounce back. One of the areas that has remained relatively buoyant despite these adverse times has been online retail, leading to a rise in home deliveries. This offers post offices and other firms a much-needed lifeline out of a difficult trading environment.

Published By Datamonitor
26 Jan 2010
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e-retail continues to defy consumer downturn

According to a new report published by Verdict Research, e-retail shows no sign of succumbing to the economic downturn. Yet despite some degree of cannibalization, physical shopping is far from doomed. While an internet presence is vital, giving the consumer choice by establishing strong links between in-store and online offers is essential.

Published By Datamonitor
04 Jun 2008
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e-Retail storms ahead through recession

With internet shopper numbers at an all time high and online spending growing by GBP2.4 billion in 2009, e-Retail is proving to be a star performer in the recession. In 2009, online spending by consumers on retail purchases will rise by a substantial 13.3% to GBP20.9 billion, a rate of growth in severe contrast to the historical decline being suffered by the total UK retail market.

Published By Datamonitor
19 Jun 2009
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eBay: enters the online shopping clubs market

Driven by a desire to enter the rapidly growing online shopping clubs market and in response to competition, US pureplay retailer and auctioneer eBay has acquired German online shopping club brands4friends. The acquisition will increase eBay's foothold in Germany and should help to improve its fashion offering.

Published By Datamonitor
23 Dec 2010

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