UK: Sports Division Founder Launches Jeans Chain
Tom Hunter, the Scottish entrepreneur who sold the Sports Division stores in 1998 for £290 million, is looking for similar success with his latest venture, a UK jeans chain called d2. Hunter has teamed up with fellow retailers Alan Kinney and Jim McGonigle to sell jeans such as Levi's and Wrangler as well as its own brand. Most of the garments will be sourced in the Far East for stores across Britain and Ireland.
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