8 per cent UK sales hike for Dixons Retail

There was an 8 per cent rise in sales (‘like for like’) for Dixons Retail in the UK and Ireland during the twelve week period up to January 5th.

The stat formed part of the organisation’s most recent trading update, which saw chief executive Sebastian James hail “an encouragingly strong result during the Christmas period” when it came to Dixons “key multi-channel businesses “.

So called ‘key businesses’ saw a 7 per cent sales hike, like for like, during the period, and Dixons’ market share became bigger.

There was an 11 per cent sales rise where Northern Europe was concerned, again based on like for like figures. These are worked out using outlets open throughout the financial year.

“In the year ahead, while we will manage our cost base cautiously, we see many opportunities to improve the overall performance of our Group through further developments in our service offer for customers, sharing best practice, controlling costs and focusing on multi-channel growth,” said Mr James.

As some in career development may be aware, Dixons owns the high street chain Currys, which has outlets in many locations, such as Leeds and Doncaster.

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