Dixons Carphone posts flat Christmas sales as mobile hits top line

Dixons carphone

Dixons Carphone has hailed “strong” sales during the peak Christmas and Black Friday trading period, despite the turbulent mobile phone market continuing to drag on performance.

The retailer’s sales were flat in like-for-like terms during the 10 weeks to January 4. Total sales dropped 2% on a reported currency basis.

Sales of electricals advanced 2% on a like-for-like basis across the group and were up by the same percentage in its core UK and Ireland market.

Dixons Carphone said electricals sales rose 3% on a like-for-like basis in its international markets, including a 6% uplift in Greece.

However, that progress was offset by a slump in mobile phone sales, which fell 9% in like-for-like terms in the UK and Ireland.

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