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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


US: Dick's Sporting Goods cuts view despite Q2 profit rise

20 August 2013 | Katie Smith

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.... read more


UK: Republic enters administration, 150 jobs axed

13 February 2013 | Katie Smith

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


UK: Former JJB chairman charged with misleading market

11 February 2013 | Katie Smith

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


UK: Retail administrations up 6% year-on-year

2 January 2013 | Katie Smith

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.... read more


UK: Olympics help Sports Direct to H1 profit hike

13 December 2012 | Richard Woodard

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.... read more


UK: Sports Direct sales boosted by Olympics and back-to-school

24 October 2012 | Petah Marian

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


UK: 2,000 jobs go as JJB Sports falls into administration

1 October 2012 | Katie Smith

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.... read more


UK: JJB Sports to call in administrators

24 September 2012 | Petah Marian

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


UK: Office of Fair Trading may investigate JJB sale

17 September 2012 | Petah Marian

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.... read more


UK: Better Capital no longer in race to acquire JJB?

10 September 2012 | Katie Smith

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.... read more


UK: Potential buyers express interest in JJB Sports

4 September 2012 | Katie Smith

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


UK: JJB Sports founder to save some stores and jobs?

31 August 2012 | Katie Smith

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


UK: JJB Sports puts itself up for sale

30 August 2012 | Petah Marian

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.... read more


US: Dick's Sporting Goods Q2 hit by JJB investment

15 August 2012 | Petah Marian

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.... read more


UK: JJB quiet on possible Better Capital takeover

13 August 2012 | Katie Smith

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. ... read more


UK: JJB's shareholders to push through restructure?

6 August 2012 | Katie Smith

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.... read more


UK: JJB Sports seeks further funding as sales slip

19 July 2012 | Petah Marian

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.... read more


Marks & Spencer trading update: what the analysts say

10 July 2012 | Petah Marian

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.... read more


UK: JJB Sports warns of poor sales

9 July 2012 | Petah Marian

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.... read more


UK: Former JJB chief exec accused of GBP1m fraud

5 April 2012 | Petah Marian

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. ... read more


UK: JJB Sports gets GBP20m funding from Dick's Sporting Goods

5 April 2012 | Petah Marian

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).... read more


UK: JJB reports improving like-for-like sales

20 February 2012 | Petah Marian

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.... read more


UK: Analyst plays down JJB Christmas sales rise

5 January 2012 | Richard Woodard

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.... read more


just-style management briefing: Retail winners and losers in 2011

19 December 2011 | Keith Nuthall

While some retailers continued to be vulnerable to cost-cutting, swingeing redundancies and store closures in 2011, others acted swiftly to respond to the changing economic circumstances, offering real value to their customers and embarking on ambitious international expansion.... read more


UK: JJB Sports taps exec to grow football business

1 November 2011 | Leonie Barrie

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


UK: JJB Sports warns of tough times as H1 losses grow

31 October 2011 | Leonie Barrie

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.... 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: JJB Sports turnaround making "good progress"

8 July 2011 | just-style.com

Retailer JJB Sports Plc today (8 July) said it is continuing to make good progress in carrying out its turnaround plan, but warned the UK retail market "continues to be extremely challenging and is likely to remain so for some time."... read more


UK: JJB Sports admits the hard work is "just beginning"

25 May 2011 | just-style.com

UK sporting goods retailer JJB Sports Plc today (25 May) warned its turnaround could take as long as five years, after it more than doubled its pre-tax losses to GBP181.4m (US$294.9m) last year.... read more


UK: JJB approves fundraising plan

27 April 2011 | just-style.com

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


UK: JJB Sports in GBP65m fundraising drive

6 April 2011 | just-style.com

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.... read more


UK: JJB rescued by CVA vote

22 March 2011 | just-style.com

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


UK: JJB gets backing for rescue plan

15 March 2011 | just-style.com

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.... read more


UK: JD drops interest in JJB

11 March 2011 | just-style.com

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


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