Dixons Carphone

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Dixons Carphone plc
Public limited company
Traded as LSEDC.
Industry Consumer electronics
Predecessor Dixons Retail
Carphone Warehouse Group
Founded 7 August 2014; 3 years ago (2014-08-07)
Headquarters London, W3
United Kingdom
Number of locations
2,139 stores (2017)[1]
Area served
United Kingdom, Ireland, Mainland Europe
Key people
Ian Livingston (Chairman)Alex Baldock (CEO)
Revenue Increase £10.58 billion (2017)[2]
Increase £501 million (2017)[2]
Increase £386 million (2017)[2]
Number of employees
43,000 (2017)[1]
Subsidiaries Goji Electronics
iD Mobile
Team Knowhow
Website dixonscarphone.com

Dixons Carphone plc is a multinational electrical and telecommunications retailer and services company headquartered in London, formed on 7 August 2014 by the merger of Dixons Retail and Carphone Warehouse Group. It is listed on the London Stock Exchange and is a constituent of the FTSE 250 Index.

The company operates under a number of brands in the United Kingdom, Ireland and mainland Europe. These include Currys, PC World, Team Knowhow and Carphone Warehouse in the United Kingdom; Dixons Travel in airports in the United Kingdom, Ireland and Oslo; Currys PC World and Carphone Warehouse in the Republic of Ireland; Elkjøp in Norway; Elgiganten/Gigantti in the other Nordic countries; and Kotsovolos in Greece.


Following shareholder agreement in July 2014, the £3.8 billion merged entity was launched on 7 August 2014; on the first day of trading the shares in the merged business were owned 50:50[3] by the former Dixons Retail and former Carphone Warehouse shareholders.[4] Carphone Warehouse's Sir Charles Dunstone was appointed chairman, and Sebastian James became chief executive.[5]

On the first day of trading, the company opened Carphone Warehouse concessions in seven PC World or Currys stores.[6]


The company owns the following brands:[7]

United Kingdom and Ireland

  • Carphone Warehouse – mobile phone retailer
  • Currys / Currys Digital – specialises in home electronics and household appliances
  • PC World – specialises in computing; increasingly combined with Currys in dual-branded stores
  • Team Knowhow (rebranded from Knowhow in July 2017) – a provider of after-sales product support and cover; provides home delivery, installations and repairs
  • Dixons Travel – a retailer operating in the main airports in the United Kingdom, and Dublin International Airport in the Republic of Ireland
  • iD Mobile – a 4G mobile network operator (UK only)

Northern Europe

The KnowHow brand is also present in the Nordic stores.

Southern Europe

Data Security Breaches

The group has had a number of data security breaches. The most recent was announced to the stock market at 07:30 on 13 June 2018.[8] The group was already fined £ 400,000 by the UK information commissioner Elizabeth Denham on 10 January 2018 for a previous breach.[9]


  1. ^ a b "Year In Review". Dixons Carphone. Retrieved 9 August 2017. 
  2. ^ a b c "Annual Report and Accounts 2016/17" (PDF). Dixons Carphone. Retrieved 9 August 2017. 
  3. ^ "Dixons and Carphone warehouse merge to exploit internet of things". Marketing Week. 15 May 2014. Retrieved 1 Sep 2014. 
  4. ^ "Dixons and Carphone Warehouse shares drop on merger". BBC News. 15 May 2014. Retrieved 15 May 2014. 
  5. ^ Ruddick, Graham (15 May 2014). "Carphone Warehouse and Dixons agree £3.8bn merger". Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 15 May 2014. 
  6. ^ "Dixons Carphone unveils new stores". BBC News. 7 August 2014. Retrieved 7 August 2014. 
  7. ^ "Brands". Dixons Carphone. Retrieved 18 March 2017. 
  8. ^ "Investigation Into Unauthorised Data Access". Investis. RNS London Stock Exchange. 13 June 2018. Retrieved 13 June 2018. 
  9. ^ "Carphone Warehouse fined £400,000 after serious failures placed customer and employee data at risk". ICO. Information Commisioner's Office. 10 January 2018. Retrieved 13 June 2018. 
Retrieved from "https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Dixons_Carphone&oldid=845693147"
This content was retrieved from Wikipedia : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dixons_Carphone
This page is based on the copyrighted Wikipedia article "Dixons Carphone"; it is used under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License (CC-BY-SA). You may redistribute it, verbatim or modified, providing that you comply with the terms of the CC-BY-SA