Dixons Carphone

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Dixons Carphone plc
Public limited company
Traded as DC.
Industry Consumer electronics
Predecessor Dixons Retail
Carphone Warehouse Group
Founded 7 August 2014
Headquarters London, United Kingdom
Key people
Sir Charles Dunstone (Chairman)
Sebastian James (CEO)
Revenue Increase £9.738 billion (2016)[1]
Increase £468 million (2016)[1]
Increase £337 million (2016)[1]
Number of employees
over 40,000 (2015)[2]
Subsidiaries Goji Electronics Partmaster KnowHow iD Mobile
Website www.dixonscarphonegroup.com

Dixons Carphone plc is a multinational electrical and telecommunications retailer and services company headquartered in London, United Kingdom. It was formed on 7 August 2014 by the merger of Dixons Retail and Carphone Warehouse Group. It operates under a number of brands across the United Kingdom, Ireland and mainland Europe. These include Currys, PC World and Carphone Warehouse in the United Kingdom; Currys-PC World and Carphone Warehouse in the Republic of Ireland; PC World, Elkjøp in the Nordic countries and Kotsovolos in Greece. The company is listed on the London Stock Exchange and is a constituent of the FTSE 100 Index.

History[edit]

Following shareholder agreement in July 2014, the £3.8 billion merged entity was launched on 7 August 2014; on the first day of trading the shares in the merged business were owned 50:50[3] by the former Dixons Retail and former Carphone Warehouse shareholders.[4] Carphone Warehouse's Sir Charles Dunstone has been appointed chairman and Sebastian James, CEO of Dixons, has become chief executive.[5]

On the first day of trading the company opened seven PC World or Currys stores with Carphone Warehouse concessions.[6]

Operations[edit]

UK and Ireland[edit]

  • Carphone Warehouse – mobile phone retailer
  • Currys / Currys Digital – specialises in home electronics and household appliances
  • PC World – specialises in computing; increasingly combined with Currys in dual-branded stores
  • KNOWHOW – a provider of after-sales product support and cover; provides home delivery, installations and repairs
  • Dixons Travel – a retailer operating in the UK's main airports, and Dublin International Airport in the Republic of Ireland
  • Geek Squad – the insurance, repairs & support provider for Carphone Warehouse
  • iD Mobile – a 4G mobile network operator

Northern Europe[edit]

The Knowhow brand is also present in the Nordic stores.

Southern Europe[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Preliminary Results 2016" (PDF). 
  2. ^ "Who We Are". Dixons Carphone. Retrieved 7 August 2014. 
  3. ^ "Dixons and Carphone warehouse merge to exploit internet of things". Marketing Week. 15 May 2014. Retrieved 1 Sep 2014. 
  4. ^ "Dixons and Carphone Warehouse shares drop on merger". BBC News. 15 May 2014. Retrieved 15 May 2014. 
  5. ^ Ruddick, Graham (15 May 2014). "Carphone Warehouse and Dixons agree £3.8bn merger". Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 15 May 2014. 
  6. ^ "Dixons Carphone unveils new stores". BBC. 7 August 2014. Retrieved 7 August 2014.