Dixons Retail Plc, the largest U.K. electronics retailer, rose the most since May as a British Retail Consortium report pointed to strong sales of electrical goods ahead of a trading update from the company.
Britvic Plc reiterated that combining with A.G. Barr Plc is unlikely, even as the potential partner said it would “actively” look at reviving a deal after a U.K. regulator cleared the soft-drink makers’ abandoned merger plan.
Consort Medical Plc, the U.K. medical device company developing a new nicotine inhaling product with British American Tobacco Plc, is seeking to reduce its reliance on selling inhalers by investing in drug handling or diagnostic companies, said Chief Executive Officer Jonathan Glenn.
DSG International Plc , the U.K.’s largest consumer-electronics retailer, reported an increase in first-quarter sales , boosted by the World Cup soccer tournament and the introduction of Apple Inc.’s iPad.
Dixons Retail Plc, the largest U.K. electronics retailer, reported a profit gain that beat estimates as it benefited from the collapse of the rival Comet chain, and signalled signs of improvement in the consumer economy.