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Administrators make Bank Fashion redundancies Michelle Russell | 16 Jan 15

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 15

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 14

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


US: JD Sports should capitalise on Europe opportunity Michelle Russell | 18 Sep 14

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 H1 trading update: What the analysts say Michelle Russell | 17 Sep 14

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.


UK: JD Sports shares climb on "record" H1 Michelle Russell | 17 Sep 14

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.


UK: Pentland FY profit up 36% as revenues rise Richard Woodard | 1 Jul 14

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


UK: JD Sports boosted by World Cup build-up Katie Smith | 17 Jun 14

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.


UK: JD Sports longstanding CEO Bown exits Katie Smith | 2 Jun 14

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.


UK: JD Sports fashion division a cause for concern Michelle Russell | 15 Apr 14

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.


UK: JD Sports fashion arm widens annual loss Michelle Russell | 15 Apr 14

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


UK: JD Sports to launch value fashion chain Katie Smith | 27 Jan 14

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.


UK: Sports Direct takes 4.6% stake in Debenhams Michelle Russell | 13 Jan 14

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


UK: JD Sports books "robust" Christmas sales Katie Smith | 10 Jan 14

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.


UK: JD Sports Fashion third-quarter sales rise Katie Smith | 29 Nov 13

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.


UK: JD Sports buys online outdoor store ActivInstinct Katie Smith | 18 Nov 13

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.


UK: JD Sports acquires majority stake in Tiso Katie Smith | 13 Nov 13

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.


UK: JD Sports in H1 profit recovery Richard Woodard | 18 Sep 13

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.


UK: JD Sports names Milligan to head Bank fascia Katie Smith | 10 Jul 13

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.


UK: Interest grows in collapsed retailer Nicole Farhi Katie Smith | 9 Jul 13

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.


UK: Retail administrations down by 30% in first-half Leonie Barrie | 3 Jul 13

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.


UK: JD Sports buys Ark fashion out of administration Leonie Barrie | 1 Jul 13

Retail group JD Sports Fashion has bought the Ark fashion chain out of administration, in a move that saves ten shops and 160 jobs.


UK: JD Sports expects “substantial” loss from outdoor Richard Woodard | 19 Jun 13

Outdoor retail chains Blacks and Millets are expected to make a “substantial, but significantly reduced” loss this year, parent company JD Sports Fashion said.


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: JD Pro head Knight exits Katie Smith | 7 Feb 13

Sports and casual wear retailer JD Sports has confirmed to just-style that Tom Knight, who led the development of its sports performance fascia, has left the business.


UK: JD Sports acquires Gio Goi youth brand Katie Smith | 5 Feb 13

Sports and casual wear retailer JD Sports Fashion has acquired youth clothing brand Gio Goi - less than a month after it collapsed into administration.


UK: Gio Goi brand enters administration Petah Marian | 17 Jan 13

Youth clothing brand Gio Goi has fallen into administration.


UK: JD Sports Fashion sales offset by "disappointing" Blacks Leonie Barrie | 10 Jan 13

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.


UK: Sales on the up at JD Sports Richard Woodard | 21 Nov 12

Like-for-like sales are improving at retailer JD Sports Fashion, despite strongly contrasting trends from the company’s two main divisions.

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