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Jaeger taps Williams as chairman Katie Smith | 13 Nov 14

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


NETHERLANDS: JD Sports plans entry with first stores Katie Smith | 3 Jun 13

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 13

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.


UK: Ted Baker sales surge 20.9% over the festive period Leonie Barrie | 9 Jan 13

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.


UK: Mothercare names Lavelle interim CFO Katie Smith | 9 Jul 12

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


UK: JD Sports full-year profit hit by Blacks acquisition Petah Marian | 12 Apr 12

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.


UK: JD Sports maintains FY guidance after Blacks buy Richard Woodard | 12 Jan 12

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


UK: Sports Direct urges OFT probe after Blacks sale Richard Woodard | 10 Jan 12

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.


UK: JD Sports to buy Blacks Leisure in GBP20m deal Petah Marian | 10 Jan 12

Sportswear retailer JD Sports is to acquire Blacks Leisure Group, the UK's largest outdoor clothing and equipment retailer, from its administrators for GBP20m.


UK: JD Sports confirms "advanced" Blacks talks Petah Marian | 9 Jan 12

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


UK: Blacks to enter administration as part of sale plans Petah Marian | 6 Jan 12

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


UK: Blacks Leisure says sale talks ongoing Leonie Barrie | 23 Dec 11

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.


UK: Blacks Leisure headed for pre-pack deal - reports Petah Marian | 19 Dec 11

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 11

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.


UK: Sports Direct abandons Blacks Leisure bid Petah Marian | 16 Dec 11

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


UK: La Senza reportedly facing restructuring Leonie Barrie | 14 Dec 11

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.


UK: Sports Direct "registers interest" in Blacks Leisure Petah Marian | 13 Dec 11

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


UK: 4000 jobs at risk at Barratts falls into administration Leonie Barrie | 9 Dec 11

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.


UK: Blacks Leisure put up for sale Leonie Barrie | 7 Dec 11

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.


UK: Blacks Leisure shares tumble on profit warning Petah Marian | 25 Nov 11

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.


UK: Blacks eyes turnaround after tough H1 Richard Woodard | 27 Oct 11

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


UK: Blacks Leisure Group appoints interim chairman Katie Smith | 11 Aug 11

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.


UK: Blacks Leisure chairman resigns Katie Smith | 4 Aug 11

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


UK: Blacks Leisure to raise capital as sales slide just-style.com | 15 Jul 11

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.


UK: Blacks Leisure narrows FY loss, names CEO just-style.com | 4 May 11

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.


UK: Blacks Leisure CEO Neil Gillis resigns just-style.com | 10 Feb 11

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).


UK: Blacks ends sale talks just-style.com | 26 Jan 11

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


UK: Blacks Leisure buoyed by winter sales boost just-style.com | 4 Jan 11

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.


UK: Blacks cuts H1 loss as new stores take effect just-style.com | 28 Oct 10

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.


UK: Blacks shares soar on bid speculation just-style.com | 19 Oct 10

Shares in retailer Blacks Leisure Group soared by 25% today (19 October) after the company confirmed that it was in talks over a possible sale of the business.

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