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Olympic Games to offer UK retail sales boost

UK retailers are hoping the London 2012 Olympics will contribute to a multi-million pound boost in sales. But will sportswear retailers be t...

In the money: JD lines up JJB offer

It only takes a look back in time to see why JJB Sports is keen to discuss a takeover offer from rival JD Sports Fashion, after what has bee...

JD Sports H1 trading update: What the analysts say

Michelle Russell | 17 Sep 2014

UK retailer JD Sports Fashion this morning (17 September) revealed a “record” set of first-half results that beat market expectations. But while the group saw momentum pick up at its Outdoor arm, and strong progress at its UK and European sports fascias, the retailer continues to experience difficulties at its fashion unit. Overall, analysts offered a positive view of the trading update.

Office of Fair Trading may investigate JJB sale

Petah Marian | 17 Sep 2012

The UK's Office of Fair Trading is expected to investigate any attempt by Sports Direct to acquire 180 stores from rival JJB Sports, which is expected to file for administration this week, according to reports.

Sports Direct eyes World Cup glory

Richard Woodard | 10 Dec 2009

Pinning your hopes on the success of the England football team can be a soul-destroying business, as any long-suffering fan will tell you. So it’s as well that the success of retailer Sports Direct International is built on more than the penalty-taking prowess of Rooney, Gerrard, Lampard and co.

In the money: Festive trading in the UK

just-style.com | 14 Jan 2008

The past few weeks have revealed precisely how much respite Christmas spending has granted fashion retailers on the UK high street, with chains including Marks and Spencer and JJB Sports providing trading updates on the festive period.

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JD Sports H1 profit soars 88%

Katie Smith | 16 Sep 2015

Strong revenue growth helped UK retailer JD Sports to book an 88% hike in first-half profit.

JD Sports FY profit to beat expectations

Katie Smith | 31 Jul 2015

UK retailer JD Sports Fashion has said its full-year profit will beat forecasts, thanks to better than expected first-half sales, but warned currency headwinds will impact margins.

JD Sports makes "strong" start to year

Michelle Russell | 17 Jun 2015

UK retailer JD Sports said it has made a strong start to the year and offered an optimistic outlook, despite “challenging comparatives” for the remainder of the year.

JD Sports books “impressive” FY performance

Katie Smith | 15 Apr 2015

UK retailer JD Sports has said a double-digit increase in annual profit, driven by an “outstanding performance” in its sports fashion fascias, provides a “robust” platform for further growth.

JD Sports confident after strong Christmas sales

Katie Smith | 16 Jan 2015

UK retailer JD Sports says it expects full-year profit to be at the top end of its guidance after booking a strong sales performance over the Christmas trading period.

Administrators make Bank Fashion redundancies

Michelle Russell | 16 Jan 2015

The joint administrators of Bank Fashion have made 35 redundancies at the retailer's head office.

Bank Fashion collapses into administration

Katie Smith | 5 Jan 2015

Struggling UK clothing chain Bank Fashion has collapsed into administration, after a solvent turnaround proved impossible, leaving 1,555 jobs at risk.

JD Sports offloads Bank Fashion unit to Hilco

Michelle Russell | 25 Nov 2014

UK retailer JD Sports Fashion has sold its struggling young fashion brand Bank to a subsidiary of Hilco Capital Limited.

JD Sports should capitalise on Europe opportunity

Michelle Russell | 18 Sep 2014

After seeing a substantial increase in sports retail profits over the last year, JD Sports now has the opportunity to push ahead with developing its concept in Europe, analysts have said.

JD Sports shares climb on "record" H1

Michelle Russell | 17 Sep 2014

JD Sports Fashion saw its share price climb over 4% in early trading as the UK retailer revealed a "record" set of first-half results that beat market expectations.

Pentland FY profit up 36% as revenues rise

Richard Woodard | 1 Jul 2014

JD Sports Fashion majority shareholder Pentland Brands posted an improved full-year profit as revenues rose 10% in the 12 months to 31 December.

JD Sports boosted by World Cup build-up

Katie Smith | 17 Jun 2014

UK retailer JD Sports Fashion forecasts a "satisfactory" increase in first-half profit, after like-for-like sales were boosted by the build-up to the World Cup football tournament.

JD Sports longstanding CEO Bown exits

Katie Smith | 2 Jun 2014

JD Sports Fashion's longstanding chief executive officer, Barry Bown, has stepped down after 30 years with the UK retailer, including 14 at the helm.

JD Sports fashion division a cause for concern

Michelle Russell | 15 Apr 2014

The fashion arm of UK retailer JD Sports continues to be a cause for concern, an analyst has said, after the division revealed widening trading losses in its full-year.

JD Sports fashion arm widens annual loss

Michelle Russell | 15 Apr 2014

The fashion arm of UK retailer JD Sports has revealed disappointing year-end results, despite the group publishing earnings above analyst expectations.

JD Sports to launch value fashion chain

Katie Smith | 27 Jan 2014

UK retailer JD Sports Fashion has revealed plans to launch a value fashion chain, with store numbers expected to see double-digit growth by the end of the year.

Sports Direct takes 4.6% stake in Debenhams

Michelle Russell | 13 Jan 2014

Sports Direct International, owned by Newcastle United football club owner Mike Ashley, has acquired a 4.6% stake in UK retailer Debenhams.

JD Sports books "robust" Christmas sales

Katie Smith | 10 Jan 2014

JD Sports Fashion has hailed a "robust performance" over Christmas, driven by its core sports fascias, and expects further growth elsewhere in the group this year.

JD Sports Fashion third-quarter sales rise

Katie Smith | 29 Nov 2013

Retailer JD Sports Fashion has posted a rise in third-quarter sales, but says its full-year results will depend on its performance during the Christmas shopping period.

JD Sports buys online outdoor store ActivInstinct

Katie Smith | 18 Nov 2013

UK retailer JD Sports Fashion is continuing to bolster its outdoor division after acquiring a majority stake in ActivInstinct, the online retailer of technical sporting and outdoor wear.

JD Sports acquires majority stake in Tiso

Katie Smith | 13 Nov 2013

UK retail chain JD Sports Fashion has added to its portfolio by acquiring a controlling stake in outdoor clothing and equipment retailer Tiso Group for an undisclosed sum.

JD Sports in H1 profit recovery

Richard Woodard | 18 Sep 2013

Retail group JD Sports Fashion recorded a robust rise in first-half profits, driven by a strong performance from the company’s sporting goods stores.

JD Sports names Milligan to head Bank fascia

Katie Smith | 10 Jul 2013

JD Sports Fashion has named Gwynn Milligan managing director of its Bank fashion stores, replacing Peter Alecock who has been promoted to group commercial operations director.

Interest grows in collapsed retailer Nicole Farhi

Katie Smith | 9 Jul 2013

More than 50 UK and overseas firms have expressed interest in buying upmarket UK fashion retailer Nicole Farhi, less than a week after it collapsed into administration.

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