By John Smith • 14 May 2021 • 12:59
The new Currys livery
Credit: Currys media centre
Dixons Carphone says that four becomes one as it rebrands back to the name first introduced in 1927 by bicycle shop (which sold radios), Currys.
With effect from October of this year, Currys PC World, Carphone Warehouse, Team Knowhow and Dixons Carphone become one brand.
After deciding to close its UK airport shopping business, this is the latest move in a complete restructure which will see 300 stores transformed, 13,000 uniforms upgraded and over 300 vehicle liveries changed in the UK and Ireland.
Just one store in Edinburgh has already been unveiled with the new livery.
There will be a £190 million (€210 million) increase in innovation investment in 2021/22 in order to make shopping with Currys even easier for customers.
Talk tech with tech people: The retailer will invest nearly £25 million (€27.5 million) over two years in skills, wellbeing and reward programmes for colleagues to enhance the experience for customers, in store and via ShopLive, the 24/7 live video shopping service.
Currys will also launch RepairLive – a market leading, virtual repair service to help get tech up and running again without the need for a home visit, which is currently being piloted.
The company will expand and upgrade their online business to make ordering easier and quicker and will increase the amount of ‘green’ tech product available much of which will be available to try out in store.
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Married to Ophelia in Gibraltar in 1978, John has spent much of his life travelling on security print and minting business and visited every continent except Antarctica.
Having retired several years ago, the couple moved to their house in Estepona and John became a regular news writer for the EWN Media Group taking particular interest in Finance, Gibraltar and Costa del Sol Social Scene.
Currently he is acting as Editorial Consultant for the paper helping to shape its future development.
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