Dixons Carphone saw sales in its loss-making mobile business continue to plummet in the first quarter, but told investors it is still on track with trading for the year.

The group reported flat revenues for the quarter to July 17, as growth in electrical sales was offset by the slump in its mobile arm.

The Carphone Warehouse owner blamed a "challenging mobile market" as it posted a 10% slump in like-for-like sales for its UK & Ireland mobile division.

It comes after the retailer posted a £259 million pre-tax loss for the year to April as it was hit by UK consumers moving away from longer phone contracts.

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Dixons Carphone said it is "on track" for its long-term transformation, driven by "further gains" in improving online, credit and services for customers.

Like-for-like group electrical sales rose 3% as it was particularly buoyed by international growth, with its business outside the UK posting 4% growth.

Sales jumped 2% in its UK & Ireland electricals business on the back of strong performances in white goods.

The company said it also saw strong sales for tablets and gaming products, but this was slightly offset by a decline in large screen TVs compared with 2018, which was buoyed by the football World Cup.

William Hill chief executive Philip Bowcock is to stand down later this month and will be replaced by the group's chief digital officer as it leads a push online and overseas.

The group said Mr Bowcock will step down on September 30 after three years in the role.

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He is being replaced by Ulrik Bengtsson, who joined William Hill in April last year and has been overseeing the group's fast-growing digital operations.

Mr Bengtsson becomes chief executive-designate with immediate effect.

William Hill said Mr Bowcock will remain with the group until the end of the year to help ensure a smooth handover.

The firm added that the changeover at the top was part of its succession planning and was "consistent with the group's strategy of becoming a digitally led and internationally diverse gambling company".

It comes after William Hill last month revealed that half-year profits were cut by almost half after the bookmaker was hammered by the Government crackdown on fixed-odds betting terminals (FOBTs) and heavy investing in the US.

The group is also in the middle of widespread betting shop closure programme, having announced plans to shutter 700 bookies across the UK, putting 4,500 jobs at risk.

William Hill chairman Roger Devlin said Mr Bowcock has "led the business through a period of unprecedented change including the challenges of the Triennial Review and has set a clear strategy, driven our expansion in the US and reinvented our approach to safer gambling".

He said Mr Bengtsson was "ideally suited to lead our next phase of growth".

Online fashion retailer Boohoo said its sales for the year will be higher than previously expected after they soared during the summer.

The fast-fashion business said revenue for the year is now expected to jump between 33% and 38%, after previously forecasting growth of between 25% and 30%.

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Boohoo said earnings for the year are expected to remain in line with expectations, as it drives investment into brands it acquired during the year.

The retailer, founded in Manchester in 2006 by Mahmud Kamani and Carol Kane, has seen shares surge recently, with its market value recently overtaking rival Asos.

Its growth comes amid a malaise across the retail sector driven by sliding footfall as customers continue to shift online.