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UK: JJB approves fundraising plan just-style.com | 27 Apr 11

UK sporting goods retailer JJB Sports has approved a GBP65m (US$106m) fundraising plan to help restructure the firm.


UK: JJB Sports in GBP65m fundraising drive just-style.com | 6 Apr 11

Retailer JJB Sports today (6 April) launched a new GBP65m (US$106m) fundraising drive which it hopes will enable it to move ahead with the next stage of its restructuring plan.


UK: JJB rescued by CVA vote just-style.com | 22 Mar 11

UK sporting goods firm JJB Sports has announced that its proposal for Company Voluntary Arrangements (CVA) has now been approved by creditors.


UK: JJB gets backing for rescue plan just-style.com | 15 Mar 11

Key investors in UK sporting goods retailer JJB Sports have backed a rescue plan that includes raising an extra GBP65m (US$104m) in funds - as long as it can cut a deal with landlords.


UK: JD drops interest in JJB just-style.com | 11 Mar 11

UK sporting goods retailer JD Sports Fashion has decided against pursuing an offer for struggling rival JJB Sports.


UK: Sports Direct agrees GBP22m loan as fraud probe ends just-style.com | 9 Mar 11

Sportswear retailer Sports Direct International Plc today (9 March) said it is in the clear after a probe by the Serious Fraud Office – and has secured GBP220m (US$357m) in refinancing.


UK: JJB Sports seeks landlord support for restructuring just-style.com | 3 Mar 11

Struggling JJB Sports Plc has outlined details of its second company voluntary arrangement (CVA) in as many years, as part of a restructuring by the sporting goods chain to avoid going into administration.


UK: Retailer to fight JJB plans - report just-style.com | 14 Feb 11

Retailers in the UK are to hold an "emergency industry meeting" to discuss JJB Sports' plans to use a company voluntary agreement (CVA) for the second time in two years, a UK newspaper reported.


UK: JJB Sports review threatens 95 stores Joe Ayling | 11 Feb 11

Embattled sporting goods retailer JJB Sports has announced plans to close 45 under-performing stores in the UK and review a further 50 in the next two years.


Top stories on just-style this week... just-style.com | 11 Feb 11

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


In the money: JD lines up JJB offer Joe Ayling | 3 Feb 11

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 been a turbulent few years for the Wigan-based sporting goods retailer.


UK: JD in buyout talks with JJB just-style.com | 2 Feb 11

UK sporting goods retailer JD Sports is in talks over a possible takeover bid for rival chain JJB Sports.


UK: JJB Sports lands GBP455,000 FSA fine just-style.com | 26 Jan 11

The UK's Financial Services Authority (FSA) has fined sporting goods firm JJB Sports Plc GBP455,000 for "failing to disclose information to the market about the true cost of two acquisitions".


The week ahead on just-style... Joe Ayling | 13 Dec 10

Taking a look at the week ahead for the footwear and apparel industry, here is news editor Joe Ayling's snapshot of just-style's latest news and insights agenda.


UK: JJB struggles as sales freeze just-style.com | 2 Dec 10

Sporting goods retailer JJB Sports says trading conditions remain "extremely challenging", with like for like sales below its expectations, as freezing temperature hit pre-Christmas spending in the UK.


UK: JJB hits fresh trouble as sales slow just-style.com | 11 Nov 10

JJB Sports, the retailer which only just survived filing for bankruptcy earlier in the year, has hit fresh difficulties amid slower sales growth and increased debts.


UK: JJB to pay FSA penalty just-style.com | 29 Oct 10

UK sporting goods chain JJB Sports has been fined GBP455,OOO (US$719,000) by the Financial Services Authority (FSA) after an investigation spanning back two years.


UK: Sports retailers avoid fraud prosecution just-style.com | 19 Oct 10

Sporting goods retailers JJB Sports and Sports Direct International have escaped prosecution after a year-long investigation by the UK’s Serious Fraud Office (SFO).


UK: JJB Sports in promotional mode as narrows H1 loss just-style.com | 28 Sep 10

Sporting goods retailer JJB Sports Plc today (28 September) said it is turning to increased promotional activity in a bid to boost sales of autumn and seasonal merchandise over the next four months.


UK: JJB appoints new trading director just-style.com | 15 Sep 10

Sporting goods firm JJB Sports has announced the appointment of Kate Hayes as its trading director, starting on 1 November.


UK: JJB union remains amid pay rise stalemate Joe Ayling | 17 Aug 10

Sporting goods firm JJB Sports has failed in its attempts to de-recognise the GMB workers' union, after talks for a staff pay increase reached a standstill.


UK: Sir David Jones retires from JJB director role Joe Ayling | 30 Jul 10

Former JJB sports chairman Sir David Jones retired as a director at the sporting goods retailer ahead of this week's AGM.


The week ahead on just-style... Joe Ayling | 26 Jul 10

Taking a look at the week ahead for the footwear and apparel industry, here is news editor Joe Ayling's snapshot of just-style's latest news and insights agenda.


UK: Dismal May impacts Blacks sales just-style.com | 21 Jul 10

Retailer Blacks Leisure posted a 30% slump in sales in the 17 weeks to the end of June, hit by poor trading in May and last year’s widespread store closures.


UK: JJB reports higher sales in year so far just-style.com | 8 Jul 10

Sporting goods chain JJB Sports has reported a 12.1% increase in like-for-like sales for the first five months of the year.


ANALYSIS: Proximity rates highly in sourcing choice Joe Ayling | 5 Jul 10

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


UK: World Cup has mixed impact on fashion sales just-style.com | 17 Jun 10

The UK high street is expected to see mixed fortunes from the nation's current interest in the World Cup tournament, according to the latest research.


ANALYSIS: JJB’s fragile recovery still under threat Richard Woodard | 27 May 10

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.


UK: JJB losses treble in “most difficult” year just-style.com | 27 May 10

Losses at troubled retailer JJB Sports more than trebled as the company endured the most difficult year in its history.


The week ahead on just-style... Joe Ayling | 24 May 10

Taking a look at the week ahead for the footwear and apparel industry, here is news editor Joe Ayling's snapshot of just-style's latest news and insights agenda.

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