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UK: JJB posts GBP189m loss in turbulent fiscal year just-style.com | 21 May 09

Sportswear chain JJB Sports has swung to a pre-tax loss of GBP189m (US$295.3m) for the fiscal year, compared to profits of GBP11m in 2008, as restructuring and impairment charges hit home.


UK: JD Sports acquires Chausport for EUR8m just-style.com | 20 May 09

Sporting goods retailer JD Sports Fashion has acquired French sports footwear retailer Chausport for EUR8m (US$11m) and a net debt of EUR2m.


UK: JD shares boosted by JJB bid rumours just-style.com | 11 May 09

Shares in UK sportswear retailer JD Sports rose 3.7% today (11 May) following newspaper reports it wants to buy struggling rival JJB Sports.


UK: JD Sports bucks trend with 9% FY profit hike just-style.com | 8 Apr 09

JD Sports Fashions has bucked the gloomy UK retail trend by posting a 9% rise in full-year pre-tax profit to GBP38.2m (US$56.1m).


UK: JD Sports January sales beat forecasts just-style.com | 4 Feb 09

Retailer JD Sports Fashion is predicting higher than expected full-year profits after revealing that January sales had beaten its own gloomy predictions.


UK: OFT clears Sports Direct's stake in JJB just-style.com | 28 Jan 09

The UK's Office of Fair Trading has decided that Sports Direct's stake in JJB has not created a "relevant merger situation" and allowed the investment to go ahead.


UK: Shoppers splashed out over Christmas – research just-style.com | 21 Jan 09

New figures released today (21 January) suggest British shoppers spent more this Christmas than they did in 2007, in contrast to gloomy predictions in the run-up to the festive season – but that the outlook for 2009 is still “grim.”


UK: JJB Sports posts FY profits warning as Xmas sales slip just-style.com | 14 Jan 09

British sportswear retailer JJB Sports today (14 January) warned that it expects to post a full-year loss after sales fell over the key Christmas trading period.


UK: JD Sports benefits from Christmas discount delay just-style.com | 9 Jan 09

UK sportswear retailer JD Sports Fashion has posted a 2.8% increase in like-for-like revenues over the festive period, after delaying its Christmas sale until Boxing Day in an attempt to maintain margins.


UK: Sports Direct H1 underlying earnings up 7.4% just-style.com | 17 Dec 08

A “back to basics” approach has helped retailer Sports Direct post a better-than-expected 7.4% rise in underlying earnings during the company’s first half.


UK: JJB reports 7.5% sales fall, repays GBP20m to banks just-style.com | 10 Dec 08

Sporting goods retailer JJB Sports today (10 December) said its total sales in the 19 weeks to 7 December were 7.5% lower than the same period last year, and that it has agreed to pay GBP20m (US$29.6m) to three of its lenders.


UK: JJB appoints adviser as debt talks continue just-style.com | 10 Dec 08

UK sporting goods chain JJB Sports will later today (10 December) update the market on its trading after a fall in share prices last week.


UK: OFT probes Sports Direct’s stake in JJB just-style.com | 3 Dec 08

Competition watchdog the Office of Fair Trading (OFT) is looking into retailer Sports Direct’s acquisition of a stake in beleaguered rival JJB Sports.


UK: JD Sports sales dip as downturn bites just-style.com | 2 Dec 08

Strong comparatives from last year and the economic downturn conspired to send sales down at retailer JD Sports Fashion during the 11 weeks to 29 November.


UK: Sports Direct takes over four JJB store leases just-style.com | 1 Dec 08

UK sporting goods retailer JJB Sports has offloaded the leases for four of its retail stores to rival chain Sports Direct for GBP3.4m (US$5.04m), in a move to reduce debts.


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UK: JJB in talks to sell fitness clubs as JD buys stake just-style.com | 25 Nov 08

Debt-ridden retailer JJB Sports is in talks to sell its roster of fitness clubs – and rival JD Sports Fashion has taken a 10% stake in the company.


UK: Sports Direct buys 5% stake in JJB just-style.com | 20 Oct 08

UK sporting goods retailer Sports Direct has snapped up a GBP3.4m (US$5.9m) stake in rival operator JJB Sports today (20 October), representing a 5% share in the business.


Top stories on just-style this week... just-style.com | 17 Oct 08

Here is a roundup of the top five most-read stories on just-style this week. Click on each headline for the full story.


UK: Banks “supportive” as David Jones joins JJB just-style.com | 16 Oct 08

Debt-laden retailer JJB Sports insisted today (16 October) that its banks remained “supportive” and revealed that former Next boss David Jones was joining the board.


UK: JJB ponders asset sell-off as JD rumours surface just-style.com | 14 Oct 08

Embattled sporting goods retailer JJB Sports says it is considering selling "one or more of its non-core assets and businesses", fuelling speculation that rival retailer JD Sports could be a potential bidder for two of its sportswear chains.


UK: JD Sports boosts H1 profit by 54% just-style.com | 23 Sep 08

Sporting goods retailer JD Sports has posted a 54% hike in first-half profit before tax and exceptional items to GBP12.4m (US$23m).


UK: Sports Direct lifts stake in rival JD Sports just-style.com | 23 Sep 08

Sporting goods chain Sports Direct has increased its stake in rival UK retailer JD Sports, which today (23 September) posted a 54% increase in profits for the first half.


UK: John David announces name change just-style.com | 15 Jul 08

UK sporting goods retailer John David Group has changed its name to JD Sports Fashion with immediate effect.


UK: JD continues upwards sales trend, maintains margins just-style.com | 9 Jun 08

Like-for-like sales for the seven weeks to 31 May have marginally improved in both its sports and fashion fascias, The John David Group said today (9 June).


UK: JD hails “substantial progress” as FY profit doubles just-style.com | 15 Apr 08

Sports and leisurewear retailer John David Group (JD) more than doubled its full-year pre-tax profit to GBP35m (US$68.9m) on stronger profit margins and double-digit revenue hikes.


In the money: Festive trading in the UK just-style.com | 14 Jan 08

The past few weeks have revealed precisely how much respite Christmas spending has granted fashion retailers on the UK high street, with chains including Marks and Spencer and JJB Sports providing trading updates on the festive period.


UK: John David lifts FY guidance on strong Christmas trading just-style.com | 10 Jan 08

Sports and leisurewear retailer John David Group (JD) has raised its full year guidance after the company enjoyed a better than expected Christmas trading period.


UK: John David Group acquires Bank Stores just-style.com | 10 Dec 07

The John David Group (JD) has acquired branded fashion wear company Bank Stores Holdings for GBP18.5m (US$27.17m), in its second strategic buy this month.


UK: JD to beat full-year expectations, buys 49% of Focus just-style.com | 4 Dec 07

Sports and leisurewear retailer The John David Group has posted a positive like-for-like sales hike of 11.8% for the 44 week period to 1 December 2007, despite a recent slowdown, and indicated that January's profit result will beat expectations.

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