Dixons Carphone sales rise despite struggling mobile division

Baldock, Alex

Dixons Carphone has posted increased like for likes during its first quarter as chief executive Alex Baldock said the retailer was “on track with trading this year”.

The electricals retailer’s UK and Ireland like-for-like sales increased 2%, which Dixons Carphone attributed to a “strong performance in white goods” during the 13 weeks to July 27.

The international arm of the business registered a 4% uplift in like-for-like sales, bolstered by a 4% rise in the Nordics and 7% rise in Greece.

However, its mobile division struggled in what “continues to be a challenging traditional postpay market” as its like-for-like sales fell 10% during the period.

Baldock said the retailer is ”on track with both trading this year and [its] longer-term transformation”.

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