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Experts: Carphone Warehouse sto... - Analysis - Mobile News

Dixons Carphone’s decision to close its 531 standalone Carphone Warehouse stores as part of a major restructuring of its business has been described as “inevitable” by industry experts. The retailer will shut the stores on April 3, but will continue to offer mobile devices and SIMs through its Carphone shops-within-shops in its 305 nationwide Currys PC World stores. Dixons Carphone said it expected around 40 per cent (1,800) of the affected employees will take new roles within the organisation, but added that the changes would lead to around 2,900 redundancies. Uswitch head of commercial for broadband and mobiles Ernest Doku said: “The shifting nature of the mobile market – combined with the ongoing pressures of the high street and recent performance – made this announcement from Carphone Warehouse feel somewhat inevitable.

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