Dixons Retail plc is a specialist electrical retailing and services company, which sells consumer electronics, personal computers, domestic appliances, photographic equipment, communication products and related financial and after-sales services. The Company trades through over 1,100 stores and on-line. The Company operates in four divisions: UK & Ireland; Northern Europe, Southern Europe and PIXmania. UK & Ireland comprises electrical and computing retail chains, as well as in-store business to business (B2B) activities. The division is engaged predominantly in multi-channel retail sales, associated peripherals and services and related financial and after sales services. Northern Europe engages in B2B sales of computer hardware, software and services. PIXmania is a pure play on-line retailer. In January 2014, mutares AG announced that it has completed the acquisition Pixmania from Dixons Retail PLC. Effective August 6, 2014, Carphone Warehouse Group PLC merged with Dixons Retail PLC.