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It only takes a look back in time to see why JJB Sports is keen to discuss a takeover offer from rival JD Sports Fashion, after what has bee...


Petah Marian | 17 Sep 2012

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.


Petah Marian | 10 Jul 2012

Marks & Spencer today reported a 0.7% decline in first quarter sales for the three months ended 30 June. UK general merchandise recorded the steepest decline, with sales down 5.1% over the quarter. The company also said general merchandising executive director Kate Bostock is set to leave. Here is a flavour of what leading retail analysts are saying about the news.


Joe Ayling | 5 Jul 2010

The near-shoring of apparel and footwear goods is increasingly important to fashion businesses, according to a survey by just-style.


Richard Woodard | 27 May 2010

The full-year figures unveiled by UK retailer JJB Sports today (27 May) make for predictably grim reading – but it’s something of a miracle that the company is still around to give a trading update at all.

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Katie Smith | 13 Nov 2014

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


Katie Smith | 20 Aug 2013

US retailer Dick's Sporting Goods has lowered its outlook for the full year, after cooler weather and weak consumer spending resulted in lower-than-expected second quarter profit growth.


Katie Smith | 13 Feb 2013

Youth fashion brand Republic collapsed into administration today (13 February) with the immediate loss of 150 jobs, after suffering a rapid decline in sales.


Katie Smith | 11 Feb 2013

Former JJB Sports executive chairman Sir David Jones has been charged with allegations of forgery and making misleading statements to the market in 2009.


Katie Smith | 2 Jan 2013

The number of UK retailers collapsing into administration jumped 6% in 2012 and this figure could increase further in the year ahead, according to business advisory firm Deloitte.


Richard Woodard | 13 Dec 2012

Retailer Sports Direct International recorded a 25% surge in first half pre-tax profits, boosted by strong growth in online sales and the success of Team GB at the Olympics and Paralympics.


Petah Marian | 24 Oct 2012

UK retailer Sports Direct has seen sales increase 18% on the back of Olympic spending and an "excellent back-to-school period".


Katie Smith | 1 Oct 2012

Around 2,200 jobs have been lost as troubled sportswear retailer JJB today (1 October) collapsed into administration after failing to restructure the business or find a buyer for it stores.


Petah Marian | 24 Sep 2012

Troubled UK sportswear retailer JJB Sports today (24 September) confirmed plans to appoint administrators to undertake a potential sale of its assets.


Katie Smith | 10 Sep 2012

Jon Moulton, chairman of private equity firm Better Capital, has failed to submit a bid for troubled UK sportswear retailer JJB Sports, according to reports.


Katie Smith | 4 Sep 2012

JJB Sports has revealed that a number of parties have expressed interest in buying the troubled sportswear retailer.


Katie Smith | 31 Aug 2012

Dave Whelan, founder of troubled sportswear retailer JJB Sports, could step in to save jobs by acquiring several stores, according to reports.


Petah Marian | 30 Aug 2012

Struggling sportswear retailer JJB Sports has put itself up for sale, after admitting its directors do not believe the chain can raise the funds necessary to implement a turnaround.


Petah Marian | 15 Aug 2012

US retailer Dick's Sporting Goods has seen its second-quarter earnings fall due to charges tied to its investment in UK sporting goods firm JJB Sports.


Katie Smith | 13 Aug 2012

JJB has remained quiet on reports that Jon Moulton, chairman of private equity firm Better Capital, may be looking to take over control of the sportswear business.


Katie Smith | 6 Aug 2012

A number of JJB Sports' shareholders may be looking to force through a restructuring of the UK sportswear chain to help turn around the company's poor financial performance.


Petah Marian | 19 Jul 2012

UK sportswear retailer JJB today revealed that it is seeking further funding, just three months after receiving a GBP30m (US$47m) cash injection in April.


Petah Marian | 9 Jul 2012

UK sports wear retailer JJB Sports today (9 July) admitted trading has fallen below expectations due to weak demand for replica football kits during the European Championships and poor weather.


Petah Marian | 5 Apr 2012

UK sportswear chain JJB Sports has received an injection of GBP30m (US$47.5m) - including investment from US retailer Dick's Sporting Goods -as it posted a GBP101.1m full-year pre-tax loss today (5 March).


Petah Marian | 5 Apr 2012

The former chief executive of JJB Sports, Chris Ronnie, has been charged with a series of offences relating to an alleged GBP1m fraud, following an investigation by the Serious Fraud Office.


Petah Marian | 20 Feb 2012

JJB Sports has narrowed its like-for like sales declines during the second half of the year, with like-for-like sales down 7.6% against a 17.9% decline in the first-half.


Richard Woodard | 5 Jan 2012

Like-for-like sales at retailer JJB Sports were up 5% in the crucial Christmas trading period – but an analyst warned not to read too much into the increase.


Leonie Barrie | 1 Nov 2011

Struggling sportswear retailer JJB Sports has hired a new director of football to try to help it boost sales of football merchandise.


Leonie Barrie | 31 Oct 2011

Struggling sportswear retailer JJB Sports Plc today (31 October) warned its full-year performance could be worse than expected after first-half losses widened to GBP66.5m (US$106.6m) and sales continue to deteriorate.


Katie Smith | 11 Aug 2011

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.

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