Britain's Most Admired Companies 2013: Retailers - specialist

Carphone Warehouse has been in the mobile phone game since before Snake was popular. But can it reach the top of its sector for the third year on the trot?

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Last Updated: 19 Feb 2015

Another sector win makes it three on the trot for Carphone Warehouse. Despite the weak market for prepaid mobiles, it posted underlying half-year profits up from £4m to £19m. New group CEO Andrew Harrison will be hoping for big Christmas sales of 4G smartphones. England cricket star Kevin Pietersen may not be a fan of Specsavers (he recently won a court action against the company over a defamatory ad) but, in second place, it still commands the respect of its peers. Bumper sales of Prosecco helped Majestic's half-year profits rise 4% to £9.5m. Car dealership Lookers has four and a half successive years of rising profit on the forecourt, while Inchcape, purveyor of luxury motors to the super rich, has just seen sales top £1.6bn.

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