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Dixons is to transfer its main national distribution centre to Newark, adding an extra 350 jobs to the existing 300 at its site off the A17, and a separate scheme is proposed to bring a further 500 jobs to the Newark Industrial Estate.
27-May-2005


Dixons is planning to open a further 20 PC City stores in France, and make its first moves into Portugal and Poland.
28-Apr-2005


Dixons is planning to relocate up to 40 of its 300 Currys electrical stores away from "fashion-led" retail parks over the next three years, due to the comparatively high rents.
24-Jan-2005


Dixons is planning to create 2,000 jobs across Europe and 1,000 in the UK this financial year, by expanding its chain of electrical goods stores.
24-Jun-2004


Dixons Group is to acquire WHSU, formerly known as Micro Warehouse, in order to expand the business-to-business operation of its PC World subsidiary.
28-May-2004


Dixons is to open six new stores in the north-east this year, under the Dixons, Curry's and PC World brands, with the creation of 240 jobs.
16-Jan-2004


Dixons Group has sold its Codic International European property development business to a group of Belgian investors for £23m.
10-Dec-2003


Dixons is planning to set up a chain of up to 130 xL electrical superstores, which are about four times larger than its traditional shops.
06-Oct-2003


Dixons is seeking suitable locations to open small-format PC World stores, following a recent trial in Lincolnshire.
22-Sep-2003


Dixons is planning to open a further ten computer superstores over the next year with the creation of 2,200 jobs, including its first store in Sweden.
26-Jun-2003


Dixons has announced plans to recruit about 1,000 new staff a year in the UK over the next five years, and a similar number of new jobs will also be created in continental Europe.
15-Oct-2002


Dixons is to acquire UniEuro, the Italian electrical retailer with 88 stores, in a £231m deal.
10-Oct-2002


Dixons is planning to open an electrical megastore in Cardiff later this year, and the concept could be extended nationwide if successful.
29-Jul-2002


Dixons is planning to create more than 1,000 jobs in its electrical retailing business over the next year, which will benefit its Hemel Hempstead head office, call centres in Nottingham and Sheffield and its logistics division.
02-Jul-2002


Dixons is to acquire Direct Telephone Services, the Manchester-based provider of mobile phone services under the Genesis Communications brand, for up to £31m.
08-May-2002


Dixons is planning to expand its 279-strong chain of The Link phone shops by adding 10-20 new outlets a year.
10-Jan-2002


Dixons is planning to open about 70 electrical product stores over the next year with the creation of about 1,300 jobs.
06-Jul-2001


Dixons is to acquire SuperRadio, the Danish chain of out-of-town electrical superstores, and will rebrand the outlets under its El-Giganten name.
07-Jun-2001


Dixons is considering plans to set up a third customer service centre at Nunnery Square in Sheffield.
01-Mar-2001


Dixons is planning to open up to 30 PC City electrical stores in France.
11-Jan-2001


Dixons is planning to recruit a further 1,000 staff at its customer contact centre in Sheffield over the next year.
20-Sep-2000


Dixons has acquired a 15% stake in P Kotsovolos, the Greek electrical retailer, for £44m, and the two companies will prepare plans to expand into eastern Europe.
20-Apr-2000


Dixons is planning to set up a PC World store at a new retail park built by Sainsbury's at Exe Bridges in Exeter.
10-Apr-2000


Dixons is setting up an e-commerce business in France, in order to sell products sold in its UK computer and electrical stores.
22-Mar-2000


Dixons has acquired Ei System Computer, the Spanish computer retailer with 12 stores, for £16m.
26-Jan-2000


Dixons has acquired Elkjop, the Norwegian electrical retailer, for £444m, and hopes it will lead to the launch of some of its UK-based chains in Norway and Sweden.
30-Nov-1999


Dixons has confirmed plans to set up a call centre at the Nunnery Square offices in Sheffield, with the creation of up to 2,000 jobs.
12-Aug-1999


Dixons is planning to create 3,000 jobs this year by opening 100 stores across all five of its retail chains.
08-Jul-1999


Dixons is considering plans to set up a call centre in Sheffield, which would create an initial 300 jobs and up to 2,000 in the long-term.
01-Jul-1999


Dixons is planning to create up to 2,000 jobs this year by expanding its chain of electrical stores.
13-Jan-1999


Dixons is to recruit a further 25 people at its recently-opened mobile phone repair centre in Stoke.
02-Nov-1998


Dixons is planning to open 100 new stores, including 13 PC Worlds, and create 2,000 new jobs, despite a slowdown in consumer spending.
09-Jul-1998


Dixons is buying Seeboard's chain of 39 electrical retail stores for about £20m, and is said to be planning to close up to two thirds of them.
02-Jul-1998


Dixons is planning to double the size of The Link, the chain of 100 high street communications stores, within two years, creating 800 jobs.
28-Aug-1997


Dixons is planning to create up to 3,000 jobs in its chain of electrical goods stores, following a 17% increase in sales in the first nine weeks of the year.
10-Jul-1997


Dixons, the electrical retailer, has bought DN Computer Services, the mail order computer company, for £9.7m.
05-Nov-1996


Dixons, the electrical retailer, is planning to open 10 Currys superstores and 10 PC Worlds this year, creating 2,500 jobs.
11-Jul-1996


Dixons, the electrical retailer, is planning a £100m expansion focusing on its PC World and The Link outlets, and creating 4,000 jobs over the next two years.
07-Apr-1996