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Jaeger taps Williams as chairman

13 November 2014 | Katie Smith

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


NETHERLANDS: JD Sports plans entry with first stores

3 June 2013 | Katie Smith

UK sportswear retailer JD Sports Fashion has today (3 June) confirmed plans to open its first ten stores in the Netherlands later this year.... read more


UK: JD Sports full-year profit hit by Blacks loss

17 April 2013 | Katie Smith

UK sportswear retailer JD Sports Fashion has seen its full-year pre-tax profit plummet, after losses at the Blacks Leisure outdoor clothing and equipment chain offset higher revenue.... read more


UK: Ted Baker sales surge 20.9% over the festive period

9 January 2013 | Leonie Barrie

Fashion retailer Ted Baker today (9 January) booked a bumper 20.9% jump in retail sales over the festive period, and reiterated its full-year profit forecast.... read more


UK: Mothercare names Lavelle interim CFO

9 July 2012 | Katie Smith

Children's wear retailer Mothercare has appointed Dominic Lavelle as interim CFO, replacing Neil Harrington, who resigned in April.... read more


UK: JD Sports full-year profit hit by Blacks acquisition

12 April 2012 | Petah Marian

UK sportswear retailer JD Sports has seen its full-year pre-tax profit hit by its acquisition of Blacks Leisure, the UK's largest outdoor clothing and equipment retailer, earlier this year.... read more


UK: JD Sports maintains FY guidance after Blacks buy

12 January 2012 | Richard Woodard

Retailer JD Sports Fashion believes its full-year result will meet current expectations, despite its recent GBP20m (US$31m) acquisition of Blacks Leisure.... read more


UK: Sports Direct urges OFT probe after Blacks sale

10 January 2012 | Richard Woodard

Retailer Sports Direct has urged the UK Office of Fair Trading (OFT) to investigate the outdoor and sports retail markets following the sale of Blacks Leisure to rival JD Sports.... read more


UK: JD Sports to buy Blacks Leisure in GBP20m deal

10 January 2012 | Petah Marian

Sportswear retailer JD Sports is to acquire Blacks Leisure Group, the UK's largest outdoor clothing and equipment retailer, from its administrators for GBP20m.... read more


UK: JD Sports confirms "advanced" Blacks talks

9 January 2012 | Petah Marian

JD Sports today (9 January) confirmed that it is in "advanced discussions" with struggling outdoor retailer Blacks Leisure about buying its assets.... read more


UK: Blacks to enter administration as part of sale plans

6 January 2012 | Petah Marian

Blacks Leisure Group today (6 January) said that it plans to enter administration as part of plans to sell the business.... read more


UK: Blacks Leisure says sale talks ongoing

23 December 2011 | Leonie Barrie

The UK's largest outdoor clothing and equipment retailer, Blacks Leisure Group Plc, today (23 December) said talks over the sale of the business are continuing, but that it does not expect an offer for its shares.... read more


UK: Blacks Leisure headed for pre-pack deal - reports

19 December 2011 | Petah Marian

Speculation over the future of the Blacks Leisure brand continues with reports over the weekend that potential buyers see a pre-pack administration as the only viable solution of the troubled retailer.... read more


Top stories on just-style this week...

16 December 2011 | Petah Marian

Top stories on just-style this week included a mass fainting at a Cambodian garment factory, concerns over falling cotton demand and speculation around the future ownership of Blacks Leisure.... read more


UK: Sports Direct abandons Blacks Leisure bid

16 December 2011 | Petah Marian

Sports Direct has revealed that it does not intend to pursue a bid for troubled outdoor retailer Blacks Leisure.... read more


UK: La Senza reportedly facing restructuring

14 December 2011 | Leonie Barrie

Lingerie retailer La Senza is thought to be the latest victim of tough trading conditions on the UK high street after reportedly calling in accountancy firm KPMG to advise on a range of restructuring options.... read more


UK: Sports Direct "registers interest" in Blacks Leisure

13 December 2011 | Petah Marian

Sports Direct, Go Outdoors and Mountain Warehouse have all registered interest in a takeover of troubled outdoor specialist Blacks Leisure.... read more


UK: 4000 jobs at risk at Barratts falls into administration

9 December 2011 | Leonie Barrie

Nearly 4,000 jobs are at risk after the owner of the Barratts and Priceless Shoes footwear shops collapsed into administration yesterday (8 December) after a downturn in trading.... read more


UK: Blacks Leisure put up for sale

7 December 2011 | Leonie Barrie

The UK's largest outdoor clothing and equipment retailer, Blacks Leisure Group Plc, today (7 December) said it is hoping to find a buyer for the firm or one of its brands after warning it is unlikely to raise the additional funding needed to carry out its strategic plans.... read more


UK: Blacks Leisure shares tumble on profit warning

25 November 2011 | Petah Marian

Shares in troubled retailer Blacks Leisure Group tumbled today (25 November) as the company warned that full-year profits would be below expectations and that it will need additional funding to execute its strategic plans.... read more


UK: Blacks eyes turnaround after tough H1

27 October 2011 | Richard Woodard

Troubled retailer Blacks Leisure Group is poised to reveal a radical strategic rethink after first-half losses more than doubled.... read more


UK: Blacks Leisure Group appoints interim chairman

11 August 2011 | Katie Smith

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.... read more


UK: Blacks Leisure chairman resigns

4 August 2011 | Katie Smith

David Bernstein, chairman of outdoor clothing retailer Blacks Leisure Group is to step down from his position with immediate effect.... read more


UK: Blacks Leisure to raise capital as sales slide

15 July 2011 | just-style.com

Outdoor clothing and footwear retailer Blacks Leisure Group Plc has agreed a temporary extension to its bank loans after seeing sales fall by nearly 11% since the start of its financial year.... read more


UK: Blacks Leisure narrows FY loss, names CEO

4 May 2011 | just-style.com

Outdoor goods company Blacks Leisure Group Plc has narrowed its full-year losses after restructuring measures helped offset lower sales – and named Julia Reynolds as its new chief executive.... read more


UK: Blacks Leisure CEO Neil Gillis resigns

10 February 2011 | just-style.com

Neil Gillis, the chief executive of Blacks Leisure is to step down in six months time after handing in his resignation, the outdoor clothing and equipment retailer said today (10 February).... read more


UK: Blacks ends sale talks

26 January 2011 | just-style.com

Outdoor apparel retailer Blacks Leisure has ended talks with potential bidders after two months in the shop window. ... read more


UK: Blacks Leisure buoyed by winter sales boost

4 January 2011 | just-style.com

Outdoor clothing and equipment retailer Blacks Leisure today (4 January) said its turnaround remains on track after booking a strong performance during the key Christmas trading period.... read more


UK: Blacks cuts H1 loss as new stores take effect

28 October 2010 | just-style.com

Outdoor retailer Blacks Leisure Group narrowed its first half operating losses amid falling sales caused by the closure of 88 loss-making stores earlier this year.... read more


UK: Blacks shares soar on bid speculation

19 October 2010 | just-style.com

Shares in retailer Blacks Leisure Group soared by 25% today (19 October) after the company confirmed that it was in talks over a possible sale of the business.... read more


The week ahead on just-style...

6 September 2010 | just-style.com

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. ... read more


UK: Dismal May impacts Blacks sales

21 July 2010 | just-style.com

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.... read more


ANALYSIS: Proximity rates highly in sourcing choice

5 July 2010 | Joe Ayling

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


UK: Blacks fundraising proposal accepted

20 May 2010 | just-style.com

Blacks Leisure Group has announced the acceptance of a proposal to raise approximately GBP19.7m (US$28.2m) by way of a share placement.... read more


UK: OFT investigates Sports Direct stake in Blacks

18 May 2010 | Joe Ayling

The UK Office of Fair Trading (OFT) is looking into whether 'a relevant merger situation' has been created as a result of Sports Direct's minority interest in retailer Blacks Leisure Group.... read more


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