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  1. November 1, 2012

    OpCapita focuses on retail strugglers

    OpCapita is run by Henry Jackson, the former head of Deutsche Bank’s consumer and retail practice. The private investment...

  2. November 1, 2012

    Jumpy suppliers leave Comet on brink

    Comet is poised to enter administration after the electricals chain, bought for just £2 less than a year ago, plunged into a...

  1. October 31, 2012

    Comet edges towards administration

    Comet is on the brink of going into administration as early as Thursday putting 6,000 jobs at risk and continuing the...

  2. February 3, 2012

    OpCapita puts focus on value at Comet

    John Clare, the veteran electrical retailer who became chairman of Comet on Friday, said he would take the struggling chain...

  3. December 16, 2011

    The Albion Christmas Band: A Sound In The Frosty Air

     The Albion Christmas Band A Sound In The Frosty Air (Rooksmere) A more conventional, but nonetheless eccentric Christmas,...

  4. November 9, 2011

    Comet buyer believes value is key

    OpCapita, the private investment group which paid just £2 to acquire 250 Comet stores, believes that value is the key to...

  5. August 5, 2011

    Dixons must focus on survival as courting comes to nothing

    It’s a familiar experience for technophobes on a reluctant quest for a new gadget: stare glumly as it is explained by a...

  6. December 23, 2010

    Fundraising forces board changes at JJB

    Shares in JJB jumped in early London trading on Friday after the sporting goods retailer reassured investors over the...

  7. June 25, 2010

    DSG goes back to old name of Dixons

    DSG International is to change its name back to Dixons Retail.Five years ago, the then chief executive John Clare wiped...

  8. June 25, 2010

    What DSG stood for

    Dixons changed its corporate name to DSG International in 2005. John Clare, chief executive at the time, insisted he was...

  9. June 24, 2010

    This rights issue is an imperfect model for the future

    Take with a pinch of salt Resolution’s claims that it is in the vanguard of those driving down fees on rights issues.It’s...

  10. June 24, 2010

    DSG goes back to old name of Dixons

    Name game: ‘all the suppliers know that Dixons owns Currys’ DSG International is to change its name back to Dixons...

  11. May 27, 2010

    JJB chief says turnround will not be quick

    The plan to turnround JJB Sports will be neither quick nor easy, said its newly arrived chief executive Keith Jones as he...

  12. January 29, 2010

    Sir David Jones to step down from JJB chair

    Sir David Jones, the City veteran who helped JJB Sports back on to its feet, is to stand down as chairman due to ongoing...

  13. January 28, 2010

    Jones gives up JJB chairman post

    Sir David Jones is to step down as chairman of JJB Sports because of ongoing health concerns, it was announced on Thursday,...

  14. December 11, 2009

    JJB recruits DSG's Jones as chief executive

    JJB Sports took another step in its rehabilitation yesterday by recruiting Keith Jones, a senior manager at electrical goods...

  15. December 10, 2009

    JJB recruits DSG’s Jones as chief executive

    JJB Sports took another step in its rehabilitation on Thursday by recruiting Keith Jones, a senior manager at electrical...

  16. October 14, 2009

    In the hot seat at JJB

    Sir David Jones, executive chairman of JJB Sports, is still suffering the fallout from his foolish decision to accept a loan...

  17. July 25, 2009

    Bouncers with biscuits presage a nerve-wracking game

    You don't often get bouncers with the biscuits and coffee at company meetings. But then JJB is not a normal company at the...

  18. July 24, 2009

    Bouncers with biscuits presage a nerve-wracking game

    You don’t often get bouncers with the biscuits and coffee at company meetings. But then JJB is not a normal company at the...

  19. June 8, 2009

    The Quickening Maze

    The Quickening Maze By Adam Foulds Jonathan Cape £12.99, 259 pages FT Bookshop price: £10.39 For his second novel Adam...

  20. October 24, 2008

    DSG International

    The owner of Currys and PC World manages to do so badly in the boom times that Lord only knows how it will fare in a...

  21. October 23, 2008

    DSG

    The owner of Currys and PC World manages to do so badly in the boom times that Lord only knows how it will fare in a...

  22. September 3, 2008

    Headaches persist at DSG International

    Falling demand for electrical goods across Europe caused fresh pain for DSG International as the owner of PC World and...

  23. June 27, 2008

    Dodgy DSG

    Will patience ever be rewarded? DSG International, the owner of Currys and PC World, did far from well during the economic...

  24. June 26, 2008

    Dodgy DSG

    Will patience ever be rewarded? DSG International, the owner of Currys and PC World, did far from well during the economic...

  25. June 25, 2008

    Better, not smaller

    Jean-Noel Labroue, the long-serving and cerebral Kesa boss, wants to spend some time on nanotechnology when the electrical...

  26. June 23, 2008

    Cheapflights grounds flotation

    Cheapflights is shelving plans for a flotation, leaving the founding shareholders of the travel price comparison website...

  27. May 16, 2008

    DSG contracts with a view to improved service

    Just under three years ago, when John Clare was on a particularly expansionist tilt, the then chief executive of Dixons...

  28. May 16, 2008

    Browett reins in the group's ambitions

    Just under three years ago, when John Clare was on a particularly expansionist tilt, the chief executive of Dixons Group...

  29. May 15, 2008

    DSG contracts with a view to improved service

    Just under three years ago, when John Clare was on a particularly expansionist tilt, the then chief executive of Dixons...

  30. February 14, 2008

    Former DSG chief hits at Brussels raids

    The former head of DSG International has spoken out about the raid on the retailer’s offices by European Commission...

  31. February 3, 2008

    Troubled DSG calls in Boston for review

    DSG International, the owner of the Currys and PC World chains, has brought in Boston Consulting Group, the management...

  32. January 27, 2008

    Ex-DSG chief Clare boards Cheapflights

    John Clare, the former chief executive of DSG International, will on Monday be named by Cheapflights as its new...

  33. January 19, 2008

    Local hero

    Field Work: Selected Essays By Ronald Blythe Black Dog Books £16.99, 310 pages FT bookshop price: £13.59 The Suffolk-born...

  34. January 12, 2008

    'Tom Paulin was my teacher'

    Ten years ago I applied to read English at Hertford College, mainly because I'd seen Tom Paulin on TV and thought he'd be a...

  35. October 19, 2007

    New boss has a chance to take a fresh look at DSG

    If you're going to blame someone for a profit shortfall then you might as well blame one of the largest companies in the...

  36. October 19, 2007

    Clearer Vista?

    If you're going to blame someone for a profit shortfall, then you might as well blame one of the largest companies in the...

  37. October 18, 2007

    New boss has a chance to take a fresh look at DSG

    If you’re going to blame someone for a profit shortfall then you might as well blame one of the largest companies in the...

  38. September 7, 2007

    It's out with the old at BP

    Regime change at BP sees former prime minister Blair's close aide and the erstwhile Lord Browne's director of...

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