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  1. FT Alphaville

    May 15, 2014

    Curryhouse crush

    Synergies from the merger of Dixons and Carphone Warehouse, creating the leaden labeled Dixons Carphone, clearly don’t...

  2. 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...

  1. 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...

  2. August 20, 2012

    Amlin’s ACI arm on ‘road to recovery’

    Amlin said “lessons have been learnt” from the Lloyd’s of London insurer’s troublesome acquisition of a business it bought...

  3. July 13, 2012

    American idol takes on British idol

     Queen, Hammersmith Apollo, London The last time Queen reunited was with Paul Rodgers as Freddie Mercury’s stand-in. It was...

  4. 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...

  5. January 24, 2012

    Falling prepay sales hit Carphone Warehouse

    The steep drop in prepay mobile phone sales triggered by the reduction in operator subsidies and rising popularity of...

  6. November 7, 2011

    Best Buy and Carphone to shut ‘big box’ stores

    Best Buy and Carphone Warehouse have pulled the plug on their lossmaking chain of “big box” electrical retail stores in the...

  7. November 4, 2011

    The Inventory: Brian May

    Brian May, 64, a founding member of Queen, is a world-famous guitarist and songwriter. He was appointed CBE in 2005 for...

  8. July 27, 2011

    Longer contracts weigh on Carphone Warehouse

    The switch from 18 to 24-month mobile phone contracts has held back first-quarter sales at Carphone Warehouse. The UK’s...

  9. FT Alphaville

    June 28, 2011

    TalkTalk struggles see chief's bonus cut

    The chief executive of TalkTalk forfeited most of her bonus for 2010-11 following acute customer service problems, in stark...

  10. June 27, 2011

    TalkTalk struggles see chief’s bonus cut

    The chief executive of TalkTalk forfeited most of her bonus for 2010-11 following acute customer service problems, in stark...

  11. June 14, 2011

    Best Buy looks to pull plug on 11 UK stores

    Best Buy, the world’s largest electronics retailer by revenue, is considering pulling the plug on 11 “big box” electrical...

  12. May 5, 2011

    Smartphone sales buoy Carphone Warehouse

    Carphone Warehouse, the UK’s largest mobile phone retailer, raised its full-year earnings guidance for the third consecutive...

  13. February 1, 2011

    New leader for Best Buy Europe

    Best Buy Europe, the 50-50 joint venture between Charles Dunstone’s Carphone Warehouse and the US consumer electronics...

  14. January 18, 2011

    Carphone boosted by strong US growth

    Carphone Warehouse said it was on track to deliver full-year earnings at the top end of analyst forecasts, driven by strong...

  15. November 5, 2010

    Carphone commits to paying a final dividend

    Shares in Carphone Warehouse rose after the UK’s biggest mobile phone retailer raised its earnings guidance and committed to...

  16. September 17, 2010

    Dunstone sells £35m of Carphone shares

    Charles Dunstone has raised £35m by selling shares in Carphone Warehouse, the largest reduction in his stake in the company...

  17. July 28, 2010

    Smartphone sales lift Carphone Warehouse

    Smartphones proved a boon to Carphone Warehouse in the quarter to July 3. Demand for the higher-priced phones, including the...

  18. April 27, 2010

    Best Buy Europe ready to open first UK megastore

    Best Buy Europe insisted it was in the UK electricals market for the long haul, as it prepared to throw down the gauntlet to...

  19. April 26, 2010

    Best Buy Europe opens first British store

    Best Buy Europe insisted it was in the UK electricals market for the long haul, as it prepared to throw down the gauntlet to...

  20. March 30, 2010

    Unlocking worth

    The stock market debut of Carphone Warehouse's newly demerged retail and telecoms interests unlocked additional value for...

  21. January 30, 2010

    Dunstone faces questions on demerger

    Carphone Warehouse is preparing for divorce.Yesterday the company published three demerger documents, running to more than...

  22. January 30, 2010

    Dunstone faces questions on demerger

    Carphone Warehouse is preparing for divorce.On Friday the company published three demerger documents, running to more than...

  23. January 19, 2010

    Carphone raises full-year guidance for second time

    Carphone Warehouse on Tuesday raised its full-year profits guidance for a second time after strong demand in the UK and US...

  24. December 16, 2009

    Sainsbury executive to run TalkTalk

    Carphone Warehouse has hired the head of J Sainsbury’s convenience stores to run its telecommunications business.Dido...

  25. November 30, 2009

    NHS shortcomings lead to demands for public inquiry

    The inspection regime in the NHS came under renewed pressure yesterday after an independent analysis claimed that a dozen...

  26. November 29, 2009

    NHS failings lead to inquiry demands

    The inspection regime in the NHS came under renewed pressure at the weekend after an independent analysis claimed that a...

  27. November 28, 2009

    Carphone raises guidance

    Carphone Warehousestepped up preparations for the demerger of its retail and telecoms businesses and raised earnings...

  28. November 27, 2009

    Carphone Warehouse raises guidance

    Carphone Warehouse stepped up preparations for the demerger of its retail and telecoms businesses and raised earnings...

  29. October 9, 2009

    Carphone raises targets despite Tiscali setback

    Carphone Warehouse is to raise its target for the number of residential broadband customers it hopes to capture in this...

  30. October 8, 2009

    Carphone raises targets despite Tiscali setback

    Carphone Warehouse is to raise its target for the number of residential broadband customers it hopes to capture in this...

  31. July 23, 2009

    Carphone investors reject incentive plan

    Almost one-in-five shareholder votes failed to support Carphone Warehouse’s remuneration policy at the company’s annual...

  32. June 20, 2009

    The Last Champion

    The Last Champion: The Life of Fred Perry By Jon Henderson Yellow Jersey Press £18.99, 292 pages FT Bookshop price: £15.19...

  33. June 6, 2009

    Carphone reveals break-up timetable

    Carphone Warehouse is working towards the demerger of its telecommunications and retail businesses by March 2010, the group...

  34. June 5, 2009

    Carphone hopes for March 2010 demerger

    Carphone Warehouse is working towards the demerger of its telecommunications and retail businesses by March 2010, the group...

  35. April 23, 2009

    Carphone seals plan to split retail from telecoms

    Carphone Warehouse has confirmed plans for a demerger of its retail and telecommunications interests, saying it might be...

  36. April 22, 2009

    Carphone confirms plan to split operations

    Carphone Warehouse has confirmed plans for a demerger of its retail and telecommunications interests, saying it might be...

  37. March 4, 2009

    Best Buy delays launch of first UK store

    Best Buy, the US electricals group, has pushed back the timing for its assault on the UK as it grapples with troubles in...

  38. March 3, 2009

    Best Buy delays launch of first UK store

    Best Buy has pushed back the timing for its assault on the UK as the US electricals group grapples with troubles in its own...

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