Retail Week looks ahead to the next seven days, with updates from Dixons Carphone, Halfords and McColl’s.


The cycling specialist will report a trading update for the first 20 weeks of its current financial year on Tuesday. This marks the first update under new boss Graham Stapleton’s stewardship, who succeeded former chief executive Jill McDonald in January.

Stapleton, who previously helmed former Dixons Carphone subsidiary Honeybee, will unveil his strategy for Halfords later this month, on September 27.


The convenience specialist will post its third-quarter trading update on Tuesday. The retailer will hope to have regained like-for-like momentum after its interim comparable sales took a hit due to disruption triggered by Palmer & Harvey’s collapse.

The business, which posted a 19.2% boost in overall revenue in its interim results, is also on the hunt for a new chief financial officer after Simon Fuller’s resignation in July.

Dixons Carphone

The electricals retailer will record its first-quarter trading statement on Thursday. The City will be watching to see whether the retailer, which recorded a slump in pre-tax profits in its preliminary results in June, has regained a spark of sales momentum.

Recently appointed chief executive Alex Baldock has faced a brusing start to his tenureship at Dixons Carphone, which revealed a data breach of 10 million customer records in July, up from its original estimate of 1.2 million.