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Jaeger taps Williams as chairman

Katie Smith | 13 Nov 2014

Upscale UK fashion brand Jaeger has appointed former Selfridges CEO Peter Williams as its new chairman.


JD Sports plans Dutch entry

Katie Smith | 3 Jun 2013

UK sportswear retailer JD Sports Fashion has today (3 June) confirmed plans to open its first ten stores in the Netherlands later this year.


UK: JD Sports full-year profit hit by Blacks loss

Katie Smith | 17 Apr 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.


Ted Baker sales surge 21% over the festive period

Leonie Barrie | 9 Jan 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.


Mothercare names Lavelle interim CFO

Katie Smith | 9 Jul 2012

Children's wear retailer Mothercare has appointed Dominic Lavelle as interim CFO, replacing Neil Harrington, who resigned in April.


JD Sports full-year profit hit by Blacks purchase

Petah Marian | 12 Apr 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.


JD Sports maintains FY guidance after Blacks buy

Richard Woodard | 12 Jan 2012

Retailer JD Sports Fashion believes its full-year result will meet current expectations, despite its recent GBP20m (US$31m) acquisition of Blacks Leisure.


Sports Direct urges OFT probe after Blacks sale

Richard Woodard | 10 Jan 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.


JD Sports to buy Blacks in GBP20m deal

Petah Marian | 10 Jan 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.


JD Sports confirms "advanced" Blacks talks

Petah Marian | 9 Jan 2012

JD Sports today (9 January) confirmed that it is in "advanced discussions" with struggling outdoor retailer Blacks Leisure about buying its assets.


Blacks to enter administration as part of sale

Petah Marian | 6 Jan 2012

Blacks Leisure Group today (6 January) said that it plans to enter administration as part of plans to sell the business.


Blacks Leisure says sale talks ongoing

Leonie Barrie | 23 Dec 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.


Blacks Leisure headed for pre-pack deal - reports

Petah Marian | 19 Dec 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.


Top stories on just-style this week...

Petah Marian | 16 Dec 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.


Sports Direct abandons Blacks Leisure bid

Petah Marian | 16 Dec 2011

Sports Direct has revealed that it does not intend to pursue a bid for troubled outdoor retailer Blacks Leisure.


La Senza UK reportedly facing restructuring

Leonie Barrie | 14 Dec 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.


Sports Direct "registers interest" in Blacks

Petah Marian | 13 Dec 2011

Sports Direct, Go Outdoors and Mountain Warehouse have all registered interest in a takeover of troubled outdoor specialist Blacks Leisure.


Barratts chain falls into administration

Leonie Barrie | 9 Dec 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.


Blacks Leisure put up for sale

Leonie Barrie | 7 Dec 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.


Blacks Leisure shares tumble on profit warning

Petah Marian | 25 Nov 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.


Blacks eyes turnaround after tough H1

Richard Woodard | 27 Oct 2011

Troubled retailer Blacks Leisure Group is poised to reveal a radical strategic rethink after first-half losses more than doubled.


Blacks Leisure Group appoints interim chairman

Katie Smith | 11 Aug 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.


Blacks Leisure chairman resigns

Katie Smith | 4 Aug 2011

David Bernstein, chairman of outdoor clothing retailer Blacks Leisure Group is to step down from his position with immediate effect.


Blacks Leisure to raise capital as sales slide

just-style.com | 15 Jul 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.


Blacks Leisure narrows FY loss, names CEO

just-style.com | 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.


Blacks Leisure CEO Neil Gillis resigns

just-style.com | 10 Feb 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).


Blacks ends sale talks

just-style.com | 26 Jan 2011

Outdoor apparel retailer Blacks Leisure has ended talks with potential bidders after two months in the shop window.


Blacks Leisure buoyed by winter sales boost

just-style.com | 4 Jan 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.


Blacks cuts H1 loss as new stores take effect

just-style.com | 28 Oct 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.

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