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'We will challenge Dixons' monopoly' - Lewison's

'We will challenge Dixons' monopoly' - Lewison's

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Lewison's, the up and coming UK electricals retailer, says it 'exists to change the status quo' and wants to challenge Dixons' domination of the market.

Dominic Sacco
by Dominic Sacco
on Feb 4th 2014 at 10:24AM
Cloud-based POS 'the future of retail'

Cloud-based POS 'the future of retail'

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Cloud-based point-of-sale (POS) systems are "the future of retail" and may be the only choice for stores, says iPad POS provider Revel Systems. 

Dominic Sacco
by Dominic Sacco
on Feb 3rd 2014 at 9:30AM
Ebuyer.com eyes a move onto the High Street

Ebuyer.com eyes a move onto the High Street

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It's flourished in the online space – now Ebuyer.com is considering opening its first shops on the High Street.

Dominic Sacco
by Dominic Sacco
on Feb 3rd 2014 at 8:00AM
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A day in the life of a store owner: Computer World, Chelmsford

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It’s not easy running an independent store. Dominic Sacco spends a day with the staff at Chelmsford’s longest-serving PC retailer, Computer World, to find out what it’s really like behind ...

Dominic Sacco
by Dominic Sacco
on Jan 29th 2014 at 11:38AM

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OPINION: Retailers and vendors should not ignore livestream boom

OPINION: Retailers and vendors should not ignore livestream boom

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PCR's Matthew Jarvis argues why the tech trade should get involved with sites like Twitch.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Jan 29th 2014 at 10:58AM
Scan considering 'additional routes to market' for NC10 Steam Machine

Scan considering 'additional routes to market' for NC10 Steam Machine

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Scan Computers, the system builder behind the UK’s first official Steam Machine, is considering supplying the unit to other retailers.

Dominic Sacco
by Dominic Sacco
on Jan 28th 2014 at 12:27PM
'Online retailers could cost UK up to 580,000 jobs by 2018'

'Online retailers could cost UK up to 580,000 jobs by 2018'

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Allowing internet sales to grow at predicted rates could cost between 79,000 and 580,000 UK jobs by
2018, according to new research.

Dominic Sacco
by Dominic Sacco
on Jan 27th 2014 at 9:55AM
COUNTER INSURGENT: Rogue PC traders

COUNTER INSURGENT: Rogue PC traders

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Our new anonymous Counter Insurgent columnist comments on the negative effect that rogue traders can have on genuine businesses…

on Jan 25th 2014 at 9:00PM

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Carphone Warehouse records sixth consecutive quarter of revenue growth

Carphone Warehouse records sixth consecutive quarter of revenue growth

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Retailer Carphone Warehouse has reported its sixth consecutive quarter of like-for-like revenue growth for the quarter ending December 28th 2013.

Dominic Sacco
by Dominic Sacco
on Jan 21st 2014 at 11:30AM
Argos enjoys growth in tablets, appoints new chief exec

Argos enjoys growth in tablets, appoints new chief exec

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Argos says sales of electricals - including video gaming, tablets, TVs and white goods - helped it deliver a strong financial quarter, as its parent company appoints a new chief ...

Dominic Sacco
by Dominic Sacco
on Jan 16th 2014 at 9:03AM
Record Boxing Day for Dixons as over £100,000 is taken every minute

Record Boxing Day for Dixons as over £100,000 is taken every minute

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Currys and PC World owner Dixons Retail drew record sales on Boxing Day 2013, with more than £100,000 flowing through its tills every minute.

Dominic Sacco
by Dominic Sacco
on Jan 16th 2014 at 8:41AM
What does 2014 have in-store?

What does 2014 have in-store?

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High-end systems, a new generation of DDR4 memory, gaming on 4K displays and an increase in cloud-based systems could be at the forefront of the tech market this year, says ...

Dominic Sacco
by Dominic Sacco
on Jan 15th 2014 at 9:00PM

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OPINION: Tactical pricing is the future of successful retail

OPINION: Tactical pricing is the future of successful retail

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Kantar Retail’s Stephen Mader talks about the importance of reaching shoppers at the right moment with the right proposition…

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Jan 15th 2014 at 6:00PM
Ebuyer sees laptop sales rise, DRAM and SSD prices stabilise

Ebuyer sees laptop sales rise, DRAM and SSD prices stabilise

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Online electronics retail giant Ebuyer.com has reported a rise in sales of laptops over Christmas, and says that the price of SSD and DRAM is starting to stabilise.

Dominic Sacco
by Dominic Sacco
on Jan 15th 2014 at 10:45AM
League of Legends retail cards heading to UK?

League of Legends retail cards heading to UK?

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One of the world’s most popular online-only free-to-play PC games could soon be letting UK retailers in on the action.

Dominic Sacco
by Dominic Sacco
on Jan 13th 2014 at 9:00AM
Westcoast: Tablet FSDUs

Westcoast: Tablet FSDUs "a tremendous success" in department stores

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Distributor Westcoast wants to help non-tech retailers like department stores take advantage of the booming tablet market.

Dominic Sacco
by Dominic Sacco
on Jan 12th 2014 at 8:00PM

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Dixons lifts Harrods tech sales 80%

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Harrods’ technology department says it expects the strong demand for premium tech to rise in 2014 and beyond. 

Dominic Sacco
by Dominic Sacco
on Jan 11th 2014 at 8:00AM
Fake products costing IT trade 'significantly'

Fake products costing IT trade 'significantly'

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Sales of counterfeit printer cartridges and labelling cassettes are harming the tech trade – and the problem is only getting worse, vendors and distributors have told PCR.

Dominic Sacco
by Dominic Sacco
on Jan 10th 2014 at 9:00PM
US IT retailer Newegg hints at Bitcoin payment acceptance

US IT retailer Newegg hints at Bitcoin payment acceptance

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Online electronics retailer Newegg has suggested that it may begin accepting Bitcoin payments soon.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Jan 10th 2014 at 10:09AM
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Tesco Hudl tablet and Blinkbox sales soar over Christmas

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Tesco has sold almost half a million units of its Hudl tablet computer - over 400,000 - since the device went on sale in late September 2013.

Dominic Sacco
by Dominic Sacco
on Jan 9th 2014 at 10:02AM