DSGI sales up 14 percent


20 June 2007 — London (UK): DSGI has reported that group sales for the year were up 14 percent to £7.9 billion ($15.7 billion) compared to £6.9 billion last year.

Group underlying profit before tax was £295.1 million, down from £311 million a year earlier.


Total sales in the UK electricals operations, including Currys, Currys.digital and the Dixons tax free stores, were up 1 percent at £2.6 million compared to £2.6 billion last year, while like-for-like sales were up 3 percent.


The company has also announced that it will launch an in-store recycling programme for unwanted products at its Currys and PC World stores. Customers buying new electrical equipment will have the option to return old models regardless of where they were originally purchased.


The programme will be compliant with the Waste Electronic and Electrical Equipment (WEEE) directive, which comes into force on 1 July.