also predicted festive cheer for Microsoft's Kinect for Xbox 360, a controller-free, motion-sensing gaming device.
, owner of Currys, PC World and Dixons, said it would also be prepared for Monday.
John Browett, boss of Dixons parent group DSGi
, said there was a "crisis in confidence" and Christmas trading would be "tough, late and nervewracking".
Peter Keenan, managing director of UK Electricals for DSGi
who own Currys and Dixons, said: 'Our stores will offer an unprecedented range of home appliances and technology products from the convenience of the High Street.
Entry level private label products are increasingly making gains in both sectors with electricals retailer DSGi
recently launching its Essentials range, Kingfisher's B&Q re-emphasising its Value range and Homebase launching its own Value range.
John Kaye, group payment services controller for DSGi
, said: "Customers are at the heart of everything we do, and we want our credit offer to keep pace with all the other work we have been doing on improving the in-store shopping experience.
and Daiwa Securities SMBC agree in principle to the transfer of all shares of DAC from DSGI
to Daiwa Securities SMBC with the target transfer date being April 1, 2010.
For example, DSGi
- the owners of both PCWorld and Curry's - reported a seven per cent fall in sales, with similar drops at other major retailers such as Land of Leather (47%) Carpetright (13%), JJB Sports (18%) and Comet (13%).
We also do not believe that DSGI
has seen changes to its payment terms to suppliers.
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Comprehensive profiles of all significant UK electricals retailers including Argos, Asda, Comet, DSGi
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Japanese lender Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Bank Ltd (PINK:STBUY), or SMTB, said it had agreed to acquire two wholly-owned European units of Daiwa Securities Group Inc (TYO:8601), or DSGI
, for about JPY3bn (USD37.