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USC chain bought out of administration by Republic 20 Jan 2015

Michelle Russell

Sports Direct International owner Mike Ashley has placed his USC apparel chain into administration and re-acquired it through his Republic clothing fascia.


Sports Direct silent on USC "store closures" 9 Jan 2015

Michelle Russell

UK retailer Sports Direct International has remained tight lipped over reports it is planning to close up to a third of its loss-making USC fashion stores.


Sports Direct delivers "robust" H1 11 Dec 2014

Michelle Russell

UK retailer Sports Direct International has delivered a robust performance in its first-half, analysts have said, with earnings up nearly 10%.


Pacific Brands divests brand and workwear units 1 Dec 2014

Katie Smith

Australian retailer Pacific Brands has completed its divestments of the Brand Collective and Workwear businesses.


Pacific Brands divests Brand Collective for AUD39m 18 Nov 2014

Katie Smith

Australian retailer Pacific Brands is to split and sell off its loss-making Brand Collective apparel and footwear business for AUD39m (US$34m).

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Sports Direct: Innovation in sports retail: Leveraging the power of brands

Sports Direct: Innovation in sports retail: Leveraging the p

Sports Direct International Plc. has been one of the successes in UK high street retail over the last 10 years. The sports apparel and equipment retailer has grown rapidly, hastening the demise of for...

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Footwear in the United Kingdom

Footwear in the United Kingdom

Introduction Footwear in the United Kingdom industry profile provides top-line qualitative and quantitative summary information including: market size (value 2009-13, and forecast to 2018).......

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Footwear in Belgium

Footwear in Belgium

Introduction Footwear in Belgium industry profile provides top-line qualitative and quantitative summary information including: market size (value 2009-13, and forecast to 2018). The profil......

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