Dixons Carphone reports rising sales and profits, but says Christmas of changing shopping habits will be ‘crucial’


Dixons Carphone today reported rising sales and profits in its first half-year results as a newly-merged company. But chief executive Sebastian James said Christmas would be an important factor in the multichannel retailer’s full-year results, coming at a time when buying habits are changing fast. “All in all, this has (more…)

MySale says its UK business is trading ahead of expectations – though outlook weakens in its home territories

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Flash sale internet retailer MySale, which earlier this year moved its business headquarters from Australia to the UK, today said trading in this country was ahead of expectations. But it warned that the outlook had weakened in its Australasian home territories. In a trading statement for the five months to (more…)

How retailers and logistics companies are delivering on unprecedented shopper demand amid ‘weather bomb’ conditions this Christmas


Christmas demand is proving challenging for logistics business Yodel as it struggles to catch up with the sheer volume of orders. Its executive chairman Dick Stead wrote to distribution service centres this week, saying that collections would be halted yesterday and today before restarting on Monday. “This is not a (more…)

What does Christmas multichannel trading say about the industry?

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In today’s InternetRetailing newsletter we’re focusing once more on Christmas trading through complementary stories that assess both how Christmas online trade rose this week to unprecedented – and possibly unexpected – levels, and how logistics businesses are managing deliveries in the light of that demand. We’re taking such an interest (more…)