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Top stories on just-style this week... just-style.com | 28 Nov 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: 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: JJB boasts sales increases at 'new era' stores just-style.com | 24 Nov 08

Sporting goods retailer JJB Sports said sales at all its new concept stores opened over the past year have increased by at least 20%, with the new format helping to re-energise the JJB brand.


UK: JJB unveils new retail management team Joe Ayling | 7 Nov 08

Embattled UK sporting goods retailer JJB Sports has restructured its retail operations management team, which will be headed by Phil Swaine, its associate director of retail operations.


Top stories on just-style this week... just-style.com | 24 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: Sports Direct FY “in line with expectations” just-style.com | 23 Oct 08

Retail group Sports Direct is expecting full-year underlying earnings to be in line with market expectations, despite battling the toughest trading conditions in the company’s history.


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

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In the money: Iceland bank meltdown attracts Baugur bidders just-style.com | 16 Oct 08

The well-documented collapse of Iceland's banking system must be making the quiet Nordic nation, stuck out in the North Atlantic Ocean, feel more isolated than ever. However, it also gives rise to an unprecedented opportunity for investors, including retail mogul Sir Philip Green, to gain control of big chunks of the UK high street by buying the retail stakes held by Icelandic investor Baugur Group. Joe Ayling reports.


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: JJB faces landlord showdowns for vacated stores just-style.com | 13 Oct 08

Troubled UK sporting goods retailer JJB Sports is in talks to settle rental payments for stores where it has ceased trading, after reports last week that bailiffs had been sent to several of its locations.


Top stories on just-style this week... just-style.com | 10 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: Further blow to JJB as insurers withdraw cover just-style.com | 7 Oct 08

Retailer JJB Sports’ hopes of survival were dealt a further blow after credit insurers withdrew cover for the company’s suppliers, sending shares into a renewed nosedive.


UK: Shock H1 loss decimates JJB share value just-style.com | 26 Sep 08

The value of retailer JJB Sports fell by more than half in early trading today (26 September) after the company slumped to a shock first-half loss of GBP9.7m (US$17.8m).


Top stories on just-style this week... just-style.com | 26 Sep 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: JJB eyes turnaround despite recent revenue fall just-style.com | 24 Jul 08

Like-for-like sales at retailer JJB Sports fell 1.2% in the 12 weeks to 20 July – but the company remains optimistic that new shop fits will bring a turnaround in the future.


UK: JJB Sports buys Qube stores for GBP1 just-style.com | 23 May 08

UK retailer JJB Sports has bought the loss-making Qube footwear store chain for the nominal fee of GBP1 (US$1.98).


Top stories on just-style this week... just-style.com | 23 May 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: JJB Sports sees 8.3% quarterly sales slump just-style.com | 21 May 08

Sporting goods retailer JJB Sports said revenue for the 13 weeks to 27 April 2008 was 8.3% lower than the same period last year, in a retail environment described as challenging.


In the money: Competition rife in sportswear just-style.com | 15 May 08

The choice between fight and flight is taking on a new meaning in the sporting goods sector. Brands are soaring by exploiting new opportunities in emerging markets, while a subsequent fight for remaining market share is taking shape closer to home, as Joe Ayling reports.


UK: JJB quiet on Qube bid rumours just-style.com | 7 May 08

JJB Sports has refused to comment on a press report it is lining up a bid for loss-making footwear chain Qube.


UK: JJB stays silent over union's legal claims Joe Ayling | 25 Apr 08

UK trade union GMB is drawing up legal claims for its members affected by JJB Sport's decision to close 72 stores and axe 800 jobs, but JJB refuses to be drawn into a feud.


UK: JJB closing 72 stores after FY profit slump just-style.com | 16 Apr 08

UK sportswear retailer JJB Sports is to close 72 of its stores after reporting a 71.9% slump in annual pre-tax profit.


UK: Umbro shareholders accept $565m Nike offer just-style.com | 31 Jan 08

The shareholders of UK football brand Umbro have voted in favour of a proposed GBP285 (US$565m) takeover offer from sporting goods giant Nike today (31 January).


UK: JJB Sports agrees to Nike's acquisition of Umbro just-style.com | 29 Jan 08

UK retail group JJB Sports has indicated its support for Nike's US$582m all-cash offer to acquire Umbro.


UK: Sportswear chains come last in Which? retail survey just-style.com | 24 Jan 08

Consumer research group Which? has placed JD Sports and JJB Sports at the bottom end of its customer satisfaction survey of UK retailers.


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: JJB cautious about 2008 as profits slow just-style.com | 14 Jan 08

JJB Sports has issued a cautious outlook for 2008 in a trade update that suggested second-half profits had fallen, despite a 1.2% increase in retail revenues.


UK: JJB pays out to settle Which? football kit case just-style.com | 9 Jan 08

UK sporting goods retailer JJB will make payments to customers who bought certain football shirts seven years ago, settling action brought against the company by consumer group Which? on the back of price-fixing fines in 2003.

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