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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.

UK: JD Sports' first-half hit by Blacks costs Petah Marian | 18 Sep 12

JD Sports has revealed plans to close more Blacks stores after the outdoor wear retailer weighed down the group's first-half results.

UK: Office of Fair Trading may investigate JJB sale Petah Marian | 17 Sep 12

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.

UK: JD Sports sells Canterbury rugby brand to Pentland Petah Marian | 23 Aug 12

UK sportswear retailer JD Sports has announced plans to sell rugby apparel brand Canterbury to Pentland, and will acquire the OneTrueSaxon brand from the group.

Olympic Games to offer UK retail sales boost Katie Smith | 18 Jul 12

UK retailers are hoping the London 2012 Olympics will contribute to a multi-million pound boost in sales. But will sportswear retailers be the only beneficiaries, or could value retailers expect to see some uplift too? Katie Smith reports.

UK: JD Sports sales up but margins hit Richard Woodard | 13 Jun 12

Retailer JD Sports Fashion recorded a 1.5% increase in like-for-like sales in the 19 weeks to 9 June, but margins came under pressure as offers continued to drive the market.

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: Sports Direct poised to net Hot Tuna Richard Woodard | 16 Jan 12

Sporting goods and retail company Sports Direct is poised to acquire the Hot Tuna surf fashion brand in a GBP950,000 (US$1.45m) deal.

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: JD Sports maintains guidance despite downturn Richard Woodard | 23 Nov 11

Retailer JD Sports Fashion is maintaining its guidance for the full year despite seeing a recent sales downturn – but the company warned that the Christmas trading period would be crucial to its fortunes.

UK: JD Sports loses GBP700,000 in stock through riots Petah Marian | 21 Sep 11

JD Sports says it lost some GBP700,000 (US$1m) in stock during the UK riots last month, but does not think the unrest will impact its full-year results.

UK: Retailers count the cost of riots Leonie Barrie | 10 Aug 11

UK retailers, already under pressure from a slowdown in consumer spending, are now counting the cost after four shocking days of rioting and looting in towns and cities across the UK caused widespread damage on the high street.

UK: JD Sports Fashion selects Centric PLM software Leonie Barrie | 10 Aug 11

Sports and casual wear retailer JD Sports Fashion Plc has selected Centric Software to provide product lifecycle management (PLM) software to help improve the product development process for its apparel lines.

UK: Sports Direct invests GBP7m in fashion firms Katie Smith | 6 Jul 11

UK sporting goods retailer Sports Direct International has bought a majority stake in two fashion firms - West Coast Capital (USC) and Cruise Clothing Ltd (Cruise) - in a deal worth GBP7.0m (US$11.2m).

LUXEMBOURG: Fila restructures EMEA licensing just-style.com | 4 Jul 11

In its first major move since repurchasing the master license for its brand in Europe last January, Fila Luxembourg has agreed several long-term licensing deals for the EMEA (Europe, Middle East, Africa) region aimed at re-establishing the firm as a premier sport lifestyle brand.

Global news roundup just-style.com | 24 Jun 11

The following is a round-up of apparel and footwear news from the world's local media. just-style has not checked these stories so cannot guarantee their accuracy.

UK: JD Sports buys Cecil Gee for GBP1.7m just-style.com | 20 Jun 11

Retailer JD Sports has acquired men’s wear chain Cecil Gee, including eight of the brand’s stores, from Moss Bros for GBP1.7m (US$2.8m), the company has confirmed.

UK: JD Sports acquires Sprinter group just-style.com | 20 Jun 11

UK retailer JD Sports Fashions has moved to acquire Spain’s Sprinter group in a deal that has cost the company EUR20m (US$29m).





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