Darty’s revenues lose their spark

Electrical goods retailer Darty, formerly known as Kesa, yesterday reported a 2.2 per cent fall in revenue for the six months through October and said business conditions would likely remain challenging. Darty had to pay a £50m dowry to a private equity firm last year to take its loss-making UK business Comet off its hands. In London its shares ended down six per cent at 43.28p.