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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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