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  1. April 3, 2014

    Vodafone to add 150 retail outlets in UK

    Vodafone, the telecoms operator, will open 150 shops and create 1,400 jobs in the UK under plans for the largest capital...

  2. March 24, 2014

    Carphone buyer talk fails to ring true

    Carphone Warehouse had a wobble on Monday amid fears that it might be left on the shelf. The retailer dropped as much as 6.4...

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  1. March 21, 2014

    Kingfisher forecast to return £200m to shareholders

    Kingfisher, the DIY chain, is expected to announce next week that it will return about £200m to shareholders, and say it is...

  2. FT Long Short

    February 26, 2014

    Uh-oh, AO

    Appliances Online is now AO, and it’s a hit with the market. Shares leapt 40 per cent as it floated in London today. The...

  3. February 24, 2014

    Once worst of enemies cosy up as Carphone courts Dixons

    They were the worst of enemies. Five years ago, the US’s Best Buy, in partnership with Carphone Warehouse, was plotting an...

  4. February 24, 2014

    City sees Carphone/Dixons chimera as a fabulous beast

    A genuine merger requires equal partners. They are thus almost as rare in real life as the griffins adorning the crest of...

  5. FT Alphaville

    February 24, 2014

    The (early) Lunch Wrap

    Good morning New York, FT ALPHAVILLE Buffett derivatives, feel the (credit) quality: Dan wonders if Berkshire’s own credit...

  6. February 24, 2014

    Carphone Warehouse founder eyes Dixons tie-up

    Billionaire entrepreneur Sir Charles Dunstone, the founder and chairman of Carphone Warehouse, is looking to shake up the...

  7. January 29, 2014

    Samsung to open 60 stores in Europe under Carphone pact

    Samsung is opening 60 stores across Europe to sell its mobile phones, tablets, laptops and wearable technology in...

  8. January 27, 2014

    George Dymond resigns from Morrison just weeks after joining

    George Dymond, the senior Coles executive recruited by Wm Morrison to strengthen its online team, has resigned just weeks...

  9. January 22, 2014

    Need for liquidity is key takeaway for Just Eat IPO

    Which do you fancy ordering – a high-tech business on a racy multiple or a restaurant-like company on a more mundane rating?...

  10. January 21, 2014

    BC Partners considers £1bn Phones4U listing

    BC Partners is considering plans to float Phones4U this year on the London Stock Exchange, where it would join a parade of...

  11. November 6, 2013

    Three severs ties with Carphone Warehouse

    Three UK, the mobile phone network, will end its 10-year relationship selling phones through Carphone Warehouse, Britain’s...

  12. October 24, 2013

    One Chance – film review

    One Chance motors sentimentally but endearingly through the story of Paul Potts, the Carphone Warehouse salesman from...

  13. August 2, 2013

    Better ways to play the merger mania

    Mega mergers are back. This week, advertising groups Omnicom and Publicis announced a $35bn tie-up. Just a day or two...

  14. July 24, 2013

    Rising demand for mobile internet lifts results

    Surging demand for mobile internet underpinned good results this morning from the UK’s largest mobile operator EE and phone...

  15. June 26, 2013

    Andrew Harrison named as new Carphone Warehouse chief

    Carphone Warehouse has appointed a new chief executive as the mobile phone retailer looks to 4G services and cheaper...

  16. April 30, 2013

    Lombard: Reconstructed WPP sets out possible post-Sorrell world

    The climate is changing at WPP – not just a bunch of board members. Though the prompt for the impending departure of Jeffrey...

  17. April 30, 2013

    Second record day for Wall Street

    US stocks closed at a record level for a second consecutive day, shaking off sluggishness from early trading after the...

  18. April 30, 2013

    Best Buy sells stake in European venture to Carphone Warehouse

    Best Buy has pulled the plug on its foray into Europe with the US electronics retailer selling its stake in a European joint...

  19. Material World

    April 4, 2013

    Tamara Mellon’s Act II: a book, a brand, a...biopic?

    What do you do when you are stuck in a non-compete for a year? Write a memoir, which is in part a tell-all about your former...

  20. March 31, 2013

    Talk Talk seeks BT network regulation

    The government needs to scrutinise broadband plans and help open up access to the national fibre network being rolled out by...

  21. March 31, 2013

    Sir Charles Dunstone, Carphone Warehouse: from phones to burgers

    For a man steeped in the traditions of the high street, Sir Charles Dunstone is surprisingly blasé about the likely demise...

  22. February 21, 2013

    Carphone Warehouse reviews French arm

    Carphone Warehouse, Europe’s largest independent mobile phone retailer, has spoken to interested buyers in its French retail...

  23. February 15, 2013

    Cosalt calls in administrators

    A scramble for new funding and plans for a series of disposals have failed to save Cosalt, the engineering services group,...

  24. February 6, 2013

    Restructuring talk boosts Man Group

    Restructuring talk helped lift Man Group on Wednesday as the London market edged higher for a second day. The hedge fund...

  25. January 28, 2013

    Capita lags behind after growth concerns

    The FTSE 100 remained on track for its best start of the year in more than two decades on Monday, but Capita was left...

  26. January 24, 2013

    Race for tablets boosts Carphone

    Strong sales for smartphones and tablets in the UK helped boost revenues ahead of expectations in the third quarter for...

  27. October 8, 2012

    Reckitt’s compliance needs a spring clean

    We do not know the burden of the address that chief executive Rakesh Kapoor gave to new recruits at a Reckitt Benckiser...

  28. August 17, 2012

    More companies join mobile payments rush

    With Wal-Mart and Starbucks both announcing plans in the past week to make it easier for customers to pay using smartphones,...

  29. August 9, 2012

    HMV expects return to profit in 2013

    HMV, the struggling high street retailer, said it expected to return to profit next year despite posting heavy losses for...

  30. August 7, 2012

    HMV confirms new finance director

    HMV confirmed on Tuesday that Ian Kenyon would join the entertainment chain as its new finance director following two senior...

  31. July 27, 2012

    Carphone Warehouse claws back ground

    Shares in Carphone Warehouse clawed back some of their recent losses on Friday after first-quarter sales at the mobile phone...

  32. June 16, 2012

    Big Society dominates honours list

    David Cameron’s concept of the Big Society dominates the Queen’s birthday honours list, as business and politics take a back...

  33. June 14, 2012

    Carphone Warehouse sales down 5.5%

    Revenues in Carphone Warehouse’s retail business fell last year after it failed to offer cash-strapped customers cheaper...

  34. April 4, 2012

    Carphone Warehouse suffers as Iliad rises

    Carphone Warehouse dropped 11.3 per cent to 133p on Wednesday as worries about its French business led Morgan Stanley to...

  35. April 4, 2012

    Resolution joins fallers as plan attacked

    Resolution was among the fallers yesterday as the FTSE 100 registered its biggest drop in four months. Proposals announced...

  36. March 2, 2012

    Retail and leisure: Inspiration and innovation help lure consumers back to the shops

    The mid-cap retail sector is fraught with danger for investors, as Britain’s consumer recession continues to bite. Shoppers...

  37. February 27, 2012

    David Ross fails to take Cosalt private

    David Ross, the multimillionaire entrepreneur and chairman of Cosalt, has failed in his bid to take the beleaguered...

  38. February 14, 2012

    Vodafone keeps its merger powder dry

    Vodafone appeared to be more interested in deals during the past few months than for the past several years, but the FTSE...

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