Darty plc

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Darty plc
Type Public limited company
Traded as LSEDRTY
Industry Retailing
Founded 2003
Headquarters London, UK
Key people David Newlands (Chairman)
Thierry Falque-Pierrotin (CEO)
Dominic Platt (Finance director)
Products white and brown goods,
consumer electronics,
personal computing,
digital photo processing,
Pre-recorded media,
Revenue £5,917.3 million (2011)[1]
Operating income £107.0 million (2011)[1]
Net income £30.7 million (2011)[1]
Employees circa 17,000[2]
Website www.dartygroup.com

Darty plc (formerly Kesa Electricals plc) is a multinational electrical retailing company headquartered in London, United Kingdom.


The Company was formed in 2003 by a demerger from Kingfisher plc.[3] In 2007, the Company bought Menaje Del Hogar, a Spanish electrical retail chain.[4] The Company sold its Swiss operation on 6 July 2009.[5]

In February 2012, the company completed the sale of Comet Group to OpCapita for £2 and also paid the purchaser a "sweetener" of £50m to take the loss making venture away.[6]

Kesa Electricals was renamed Darty plc on 31 July 2012.[7]


Darty is headquartered in London. It has sourcing offices based in Paris and Hong Kong, as well as a wholly owned wholesaler of electrical accessories, Dacem, who supply all of Kesa's European operations.[8]

Its structure is as follows:

  • Darty France: retailer in France; operates 214 stores with 282,700 square metres of selling space
  • Darty Italy: retailer in Italy; Has operated 23 stores with 19,750 square metres of selling space until 2 March 2013, when Darty stores were transferrend to Trony.
  • Darty Turkey: retailer in Turkey; operates six stores with 8,200 square metres of selling space
  • BCC: retail and E-commerce in Netherlands.; operates 50 stores with 64,900 square metres of selling space
  • Vanden Borre: retailer in Belgium; operates 57 stores with 60,800 square metres of selling space
  • Datart: retailer in Czech Republic / Slovakia; operates 32 stores with 33,400 square metres of selling space
  • Darty: retailer in Spain and Portugal; operates 67 stores with 79,500 square metres of selling space


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