Jan 19, 2018

Dixons Carphone boss leaves for Boots

The chief executive of Currys PC World and Carphone Warehouse is leaving to join High Street chemist Boots. Dixons Carphone confirmed the departure of its boss Sebastian James, just days before it reports its results for the Christmas period. Dixons Carphone, which employs over 42,000 people in nine countries, issued two profit warnings last year amid a slowdown in sales of new mobile handsets. When Dixons, which owns Currys PC World, merged with mobile phone retailer Carphone Warehouse in 2014, he became chief executive of the joint group. Although Currys PC World reported growth last year, Carphone Warehouse suffered as customers shunned expensive handsets and held onto their old phones for longer.

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