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

Adrenalina turns up PacSun pressure

US: Adrenalina withdraws rejected bid for PacSun
Pacific Sunwear of California has exchanged verbal blows with rival activewear company Adrenalina after it pulled out of an earlier buyout bid for PacSun but said it still intended to pursue "a strategic combination" with the company earlier this week.

Sports Direct bolsters profits

UK: Sports Direct H1 underlying earnings up 7.4%
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.

Woolworths shutdown planned

UK: Woolworths set to shut all 807 stores by January
The administrators of UK retail chain Woolworths are to close all 807 of its stores by 5 January, with the loss of 27,000 jobs, failing a last minute bid for the business.

Nike defies gloom for Q2

US: Nike buoyed by 9% hike in Q2 profit
Sportswear giant Nike has recorded a 9% increase in second quarter profit to US$391m, boosted by strong performances in Asia Pacific and the Americas.

Ashworth job downsize

US: TaylorMade-Adidas Golf cutting Ashworth jobs
A month after its acquisition of lifestyle golf company Ashworth Inc, TaylorMade-Adidas Golf is downsizing the combined workforce of the two companies.