19 February 2014
Retailer Sports Direct International said it was on track to meet its full-year earnings forecast after seeing group sales rise 11.2% in the three months to 18 February.
14 February 2014
UK retailer Sports Direct has refused to be drawn on a report it is in the process of taking legal action against Irish department store retailer Heatons.
7 February 2014
UK retailer Sports Direct has welcomed news that a temporary examiner has been appointed for Elverys, as it sets its sights on acquiring the Irish sportswear chain.
5 February 2014
UK retailer Sports Direct has refused to be drawn on reports it is looking to acquire Elverys, the oldest sports chain in Ireland.
20 January 2014
Reports surfaced over the weekend that UK retail giant Tesco weighed up a bid for Mothercare around six months ago. The claims seem to have taken industry observers by surprise given Tesco's focus on sweating its existing assets and improving capital discipline. Some believe it more likely that any potential tie-up would see the supermarket chain strike a deal to sell the baby goods in its stores.
16 January 2014
Sports Direct International, owned by Newcastle United football club owner Mike Ashley, has sold its 4.6% stake in UK retailer Debenhams just days after purchasing it.
13 January 2014
Sports Direct International, owned by Newcastle United football club owner Mike Ashley, has acquired a 4.6% stake in UK retailer Debenhams.
10 January 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.
12 December 2013
Sports Direct International has booked a third-quarter performance ahead of management expectations and reiterated its full-year earnings guidance.
23 October 2013
Sports Direct International today (23 October) said it remains confident of reaching its full-year profit target after recording a 15.1% increase in second-quarter sales.
11 September 2013
Sports Direct has recorded a "strong start to the year" with first quarter results "ahead of management's expectations".
18 July 2013
Sports Direct has seen full-year pre-tax profit shoot up as the company recorded a strong performance in its sports division.
9 July 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.
3 July 2013
The number of UK retailers falling into administration in the first half of 2013 fell by nearly one-third, with new research suggesting those that remain in business are now stronger and more robust.
2 July 2013
UK retailer Sports Direct has acquired a majority stake in outdoor clothing and equipment business Yeomans for an undisclosed sum as it continues to add to its brand portfolio.
26 June 2013
Camping and outdoor brand Gelert has been bought out of administration by retailer Sports Direct International.
29 May 2013
UK retailer Sports Direct is to acquire two European sporting goods retailers - Austria-based Sports Eybl & Sports Experts (EAG), as well as Sportland International Group (SIG) which is based in the Baltic region.
24 April 2013
UK retailer Sports Direct has continued to record growth, with sales increasing during February and March.
28 February 2013
Sports Direct has reached an agreement to acquire 114 Republic stores after the youth fashion brand collapsed into administration earlier this month.
21 February 2013
UK retailer Sports Direct has said it is confident of reaching its full year targets after posting better than expected third quarter sales.
19 February 2013
More than ten parties have expressed interest in buying the collapsed youth fashion retailer Republic less than a week after it was forced to call in the administrators and lay off 150 employees.
10 January 2013
Retailer JD Sports Fashion Plc expects full-year profit to come in at the low end of expectations after gains in its branded sportswear business continue to be offset by "significant" losses in its outdoor clothing stores.
13 December 2012
Retailer Sports Direct International recorded a 25% surge in first half pre-tax profits, boosted by strong growth in online sales and the success of Team GB at the Olympics and Paralympics.
26 November 2012
House of Fraser has remained coy on reports Mike Ashley, founder of Sports Direct, is looking to acquire a stake in the department store retailer.
24 October 2012
UK retailer Sports Direct has seen sales increase 18% on the back of Olympic spending and an "excellent back-to-school period".
1 October 2012
Around 2,200 jobs have been lost as troubled sportswear retailer JJB today (1 October) collapsed into administration after failing to restructure the business or find a buyer for it stores.
27 September 2012
UK sporting goods retailer Sports Direct is set to acquire 60 JJB stores in a move that will safeguard at least 1,000 jobs, according to reports.
17 September 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.
5 September 2012
UK sporting goods retailer Sports Direct saw first-quarter sales boosted by the Olympics and deep price cuts.
19 July 2012
UK retailer Sports Direct today (19 July) saw full-year profit soar, driven by a rise in online sales.