17 April 2013
UK sportswear retailer JD Sports Fashion has seen its full-year pre-tax profit plummet, after losses at the Blacks Leisure outdoor clothing and equipment chain offset higher revenue.
9 January 2013
Fashion retailer Ted Baker today (9 January) booked a bumper 20.9% jump in retail sales over the festive period, and reiterated its full-year profit forecast.
9 July 2012
Children's wear retailer Mothercare has appointed Dominic Lavelle as interim CFO, replacing Neil Harrington, who resigned in April.
12 April 2012
UK sportswear retailer JD Sports has seen its full-year pre-tax profit hit by its acquisition of Blacks Leisure, the UK's largest outdoor clothing and equipment retailer, earlier this year.
12 January 2012
Retailer JD Sports Fashion believes its full-year result will meet current expectations, despite its recent GBP20m (US$31m) acquisition of Blacks Leisure.
10 January 2012
Retailer Sports Direct has urged the UK Office of Fair Trading (OFT) to investigate the outdoor and sports retail markets following the sale of Blacks Leisure to rival JD Sports.
10 January 2012
Sportswear retailer JD Sports is to acquire Blacks Leisure Group, the UK's largest outdoor clothing and equipment retailer, from its administrators for GBP20m.
9 January 2012
JD Sports today (9 January) confirmed that it is in "advanced discussions" with struggling outdoor retailer Blacks Leisure about buying its assets.
6 January 2012
Blacks Leisure Group today (6 January) said that it plans to enter administration as part of plans to sell the business.
23 December 2011
The UK's largest outdoor clothing and equipment retailer, Blacks Leisure Group Plc, today (23 December) said talks over the sale of the business are continuing, but that it does not expect an offer for its shares.
19 December 2011
Speculation over the future of the Blacks Leisure brand continues with reports over the weekend that potential buyers see a pre-pack administration as the only viable solution of the troubled retailer.
16 December 2011
Top stories on just-style this week included a mass fainting at a Cambodian garment factory, concerns over falling cotton demand and speculation around the future ownership of Blacks Leisure.
16 December 2011
Sports Direct has revealed that it does not intend to pursue a bid for troubled outdoor retailer Blacks Leisure.
14 December 2011
Lingerie retailer La Senza is thought to be the latest victim of tough trading conditions on the UK high street after reportedly calling in accountancy firm KPMG to advise on a range of restructuring options.
13 December 2011
Sports Direct, Go Outdoors and Mountain Warehouse have all registered interest in a takeover of troubled outdoor specialist Blacks Leisure.
9 December 2011
Nearly 4,000 jobs are at risk after the owner of the Barratts and Priceless Shoes footwear shops collapsed into administration yesterday (8 December) after a downturn in trading.
7 December 2011
The UK's largest outdoor clothing and equipment retailer, Blacks Leisure Group Plc, today (7 December) said it is hoping to find a buyer for the firm or one of its brands after warning it is unlikely to raise the additional funding needed to carry out its strategic plans.
25 November 2011
Shares in troubled retailer Blacks Leisure Group tumbled today (25 November) as the company warned that full-year profits would be below expectations and that it will need additional funding to execute its strategic plans.
27 October 2011
Troubled retailer Blacks Leisure Group is poised to reveal a radical strategic rethink after first-half losses more than doubled.
11 August 2011
Outdoor clothing and footwear retailer Blacks Leisure Group Plc has named Peter Williams as interim chairman while the company searches for a permanent replacement following the resignation of David Bernstein last week.
4 August 2011
David Bernstein, chairman of outdoor clothing retailer Blacks Leisure Group is to step down from his position with immediate effect.
15 July 2011
Outdoor clothing and footwear retailer Blacks Leisure Group Plc has agreed a temporary extension to its bank loans after seeing sales fall by nearly 11% since the start of its financial year.
4 May 2011
Outdoor goods company Blacks Leisure Group Plc has narrowed its full-year losses after restructuring measures helped offset lower sales – and named Julia Reynolds as its new chief executive.
10 February 2011
Neil Gillis, the chief executive of Blacks Leisure is to step down in six months time after handing in his resignation, the outdoor clothing and equipment retailer said today (10 February).
26 January 2011
Outdoor apparel retailer Blacks Leisure has ended talks with potential bidders after two months in the shop window.
4 January 2011
Outdoor clothing and equipment retailer Blacks Leisure today (4 January) said its turnaround remains on track after booking a strong performance during the key Christmas trading period.
28 October 2010
Outdoor retailer Blacks Leisure Group narrowed its first half operating losses amid falling sales caused by the closure of 88 loss-making stores earlier this year.
19 October 2010
Shares in retailer Blacks Leisure Group soared by 25% today (19 October) after the company confirmed that it was in talks over a possible sale of the business.
6 September 2010
Taking a look at the week ahead for the footwear and apparel industry, here is news editor Joe Ayling's snapshot of just-style's latest news and insights agenda.
21 July 2010
Retailer Blacks Leisure posted a 30% slump in sales in the 17 weeks to the end of June, hit by poor trading in May and last year’s widespread store closures.