Dixons posts strong Christmas trading

Electronics retailer Dixons this morning reported robust trading over the Christmas period, boosted by tablet sales.

Like for like sales in its key businesses were up by seven per cent over the 12 weeks to 5 January.

Trading was lifted by “phenomenal” sales of tablets across its markets, while white goods were also strong, particularly in the UK, chief executive Sebastian James said this morning.

Like for like sales in the UK and Ireland were up by eight per cent over the period, and up 11 per cent in Northern Europe.

Dixons said its full-year underlying pre-tax profit was expected to be in line with expectations at between £75m and £85m.