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Encyclopedia > Darty
Darty
Type Part of KESA Electricals Plc
Founded 1957
Headquarters Paris, France
Key people David Newlands (Chairman)
Industry Retail
Products White goods, Telecommunications, Information technology
Revenue 10.3% (French operations only)
Employees 11,234
Website www.darty.com

Darty, founded in 1957 by the Darty Family in France, is now a wholly owned subsidiary of KESA Electricals Plc specialising in Electrical retailing. The company has different operations across Europe, the original being in France and now in three other countries (in conjunction with KESA), Turkey, Italy and Switzerland. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... KESA Electricals Plc, is a British electrical retailer formed in 2003 by demerger from Kingfisher plc. ... Year 1957 (MCMLVII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link displays the 1957 Gregorian calendar). ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... City flag City coat of arms Motto: Fluctuat nec mergitur (Latin: Tossed by the waves, she does not sink) The Eiffel Tower in Paris, as seen from the esplanade du Trocadéro. ... KESA Electricals Plc, is a British electrical retailer formed in 2003 by demerger from Kingfisher plc. ... A Chairman is the presiding officer of a meeting, organization, committee, or other deliberative body. ... A drawing of a self-service store Retailing consists of the sale of goods/merchandise for personal or household consumption either from a fixed location such as a department store or kiosk, or away from a fixed location and related subordinated services (Definition of the WTO (last page). ... A major appliance is a large machine which accomplishes some routine housekeeping task, which includes purposes such as cooking, food preservation, or cleaning, whether in a household, institutional, commercial or industrial setting. ... Telecommunication involves the transmission of signals over a distance for the purpose of communication. ... Information and communication technology spending in 2005 Information Technology (IT), as defined by the Information Technology Association of America (ITAA) is: the study, design, development, implementation, support or management of computer-based information systems, particularly software applications and computer hardware. ... Revenue is a U.S. business term for the amount of money that a company earns from its activities in a given period, mostly from sales of products and/or services to customers. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... For the album by the Kaiser Chiefs see Employment (album) Employment is a contract between two parties, one being the employer and the other being the employee. ... A website (alternatively, Web site or web site) is a collection of Web pages, images, videos and other digital assets that is hosted on a Web server, usually accessible via the Internet or a LAN. A Web page is a document, typically written in HTML, that is almost always accessible... KESA Electricals Plc, is a British electrical retailer formed in 2003 by demerger from Kingfisher plc. ... PLC may stand for: Palestinian Legislative Council, law-making body of the Palestinian Authority Parti Libéral du Canada, the term in French for the Liberal Party of Canada Partido Liberal Constitucionalista (or Constitutional Liberal Party), a major political party in Nicaragua Phospholipase C Platoon Leaders Class Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth... World map showing the location of Europe. ... KESA Electricals Plc, is a British electrical retailer formed in 2003 by demerger from Kingfisher plc. ...

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French Operations

In France and Luxembourg Darty owns 209 stores making it the second largest retailer of the KESA Group (First being Comet with 248 stores), which overall equals up to 274,400 square metres of selling space. They also (at the end of 2006) reported they had 10,848 employees. [1] KESA Electricals Plc, is a British electrical retailer formed in 2003 by demerger from Kingfisher plc. ... Comet, founded in 1933 by George Hollingberry in Hull as Comet Battery Stores Limited, is now a wholly owned subsidiary of KESA Electricals Plc specialising in Electrical retailing. ...


Darty is the leader of specialized distribution of electronic products for the general public in France. Another of their slogans is to satisfy 100% of the customers. Darty France also provides a repair service guarantee, that if it's broken in the first six months they will fix it.


History

The start of DARTY (1957 - 1974)

In 1957, the Darty family - the father and his three sons, Nathan, Marcel and Bernard - managed a small store of textiles. The Darty brothers started to sell stock, and, to attract customers, they left the goods on the pavement. In a few days, the stock was liquidated. In 1967 the Darty brothers transferred to a larger warehouse. Year 1957 (MCMLVII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link displays the 1957 Gregorian calendar). ... 1967 (MCMLXVII) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar (the link is to a full 1967 calendar). ...


Regional Expansion (1975 - 1992)

In 1988, the brains trust initiated an O.P.A, with the approval and the support of the founders of Darty, allowing the repurchase of the company by its employees (LMBO) and thus showing economic and social innovation. The operation was a success, since 90% of employees took part and controlled 56% of the capital. At the end of 1988 Darty opened its 100th store. Year 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Friday (link displays 1988 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Friday (link displays 1988 Gregorian calendar). ...


Kingfisher and KESA periods (1993 - 2003 onwards)

In 1993, Darty was bought by the Kingfisher Group, which integrated Darty and Comet, in a European entity based in Paris: Kingfisher Electricals S.A. (KESA). In 1999 this led to Darty opening up a commercial Internet site. This entity increased via acquisitions and, at the beginning of 2003, included Darty and But in France, Comet in the United Kingdom, BCC in the Netherlands, Vanden Borre in Belgium and Datart in the Czech Republic and Slovakia. In 2006, Darty launched DartyBox, which is an ADSL internet, television and telecommunications provider based on the network of French internet operator Completel. Kingfisher plc is a UK high-street retailer formed in 1982 by the buyout of Woolworths by Paternoster Stores Ltd. ... KESA Electricals Plc, is a British electrical retailer formed in 2003 by demerger from Kingfisher plc. ... Year 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1993 Gregorian calendar). ... Kingfisher plc is a UK high-street retailer formed in 1982 by the buyout of Woolworths by Paternoster Stores Ltd. ... Comet, founded in 1933 by George Hollingberry in Hull as Comet Battery Stores Limited, is now a wholly owned subsidiary of KESA Electricals Plc specialising in Electrical retailing. ... KESA Electricals Plc, is a British electrical retailer formed in 2003 by demerger from Kingfisher plc. ... KESA Electricals Plc, is a British electrical retailer formed in 2003 by demerger from Kingfisher plc. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... Darty, founded in 1957 by the Darty Family in France, is now a wholly owned subsidiary of KESA Electricals Plc specialising in Electrical retailing. ... Telecommunication involves the transmission of signals over a distance for the purpose of communication. ...


Other Operations

Turkey

In Turkey, Darty owns and operates only one store which is 1,500 square metres and has 58 employees. Operations in Turkey started in 2006. Image File history File links Metadata No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Metadata No higher resolution available. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ...


Italy

Italian operations of Darty own 9 stores with 214 employees and 13,600 square metres of selling space. The stores include three in Milan, one in Turin, one in Piacenza and others in Giussano, Cesano Boscone, Paderno Dugnano and Orio. This article is about the city in Italy. ... “Torino” redirects here. ... Piacenza (Placentia in Latin and old-fashioned English, Piasëinsa in the local dialect of Emiliano-Romagnolo) is a city in the Emilia-Romagna region of northern Italy. ... Country Italy Region Lombardy Province Province of Milan (MI) Mayor Elevation 269 m Area 10. ... Country Italy Region Lombardy Province Province of Milan (MI) Mayor Elevation m Area 4. ... Paderno Dugnano is a town and comune in the province of Milano, in Lombardy. ... For other uses, see Italy (disambiguation). ...


Switzerland

Swiss operations of Darty include 3 stores in Crissier, Etoy and Villeneuveand which adds up to 4,400 square metres of selling space. This operation has 114 employees. Crissier is a commune in Switzerland in the canton of Vaud, located in the district and a suburb of Lausanne. ... The correct title of this article is . ...

DartyBox
Type Public
Founded 2006
Headquarters Paris, France
Industry telecommunications, television and internet service provider
Parent Completel
Website www.dartybox.com

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DartyBox

Dartybox, in France, Luxembourg and parts of Switzerland was launched in 2006. It's a cable service which offers Triple-Play allowing, unlimited use of the Internet or Telephone and the Internet bundle or the choice of just Television and the Internet. The offer is ADSL proposed which is based on the network of the Completel France operator. It is said to be the only offer on the market with an engagement of guaranteed operation, based on the "Contract of Darty Confidence". For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ...


See Also

Comet, founded in 1933 by George Hollingberry in Hull as Comet Battery Stores Limited, is now a wholly owned subsidiary of KESA Electricals Plc specialising in Electrical retailing. ...

External Links

References

  1. ^ http://www.kesaelectricals.co.uk/content.aspx?cont=true&m=8&mi=139&title=Group+at+a+Glance

 
 

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