Darty shares boosted as sales rise

Darty’s recent turnaround have boosted the French electrical manufacturer as operating profits for its first half rose 25.6 per cent to €15.2m, the company said yesterday. Revenue rose 1.8 per cent on a like-for-like basis sending its shares up 3.5 per cent. The company also announced plans to sell it Turkish unit to concentrate on its core businesses in mainland Europe. It is in exclusive talks to buy French retail website Mistergooddeal to boost online expansion.

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