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UK: JJB Sports “cautious” after England’s Euro 2008 exit

30 November 2007 | just-style.com

Specialist retailer JJB Sports says it is “cautious” about future trading prospects after England’s football team failed to qualify for next year’s European Championships.... read more

UK: JJB cautious about 2008 as profits slow

14 January 2008 | just-style.com

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.... read more

UK: JJB Sports appoints Keith Jones as chief executive

10 December 2009 | just-style.com

UK sportswear chain JJB Sports has announced the appointment of Keith Jones as its chief executive.... read more

UK: JJB sees full-year sales plummet

28 January 2010 | just-style.com

UK sporting goods chain JJB Sports has reported tumbling sales for the fiscal year as it continues to struggle with stocking issues.... read more

UK: Sir David Jones steps down as JJB chairman

28 January 2010 | Joe Ayling

Sir David Jones is to step down as chairman of sportswear retailer JJB Sports at the end of this month for health reasons, the company said today (28 January).... read more

UK: JJB closing 72 stores after FY profit slump

16 April 2008 | just-style.com

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

UK: JJB stays silent over union's legal claims

25 April 2008 | Joe Ayling

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.... read more

UK: JJB quiet on Qube bid rumours

7 May 2008 | just-style.com

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

UK: JJB Sports sees 8.3% quarterly sales slump

21 May 2008 | just-style.com

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.... read more

UK: JJB Sports buys Qube stores for GBP1

23 May 2008 | just-style.com

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

UK: JJB eyes turnaround despite recent revenue fall

24 July 2008 | just-style.com

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.... read more

UK: JJB shares up after Bill Gates buys stake

16 July 2009 | just-style.com

Shares in UK retailer JJB Sports were boosted today (16 July) by news that Microsoft founder Bill Gates had bought a stake in the firm.... read more

UK: JJB Sports prepares GBP100m rights issue

9 October 2009 | just-style.com

UK sporting goods retailer JJB Sports has confirmed reports it plans a GBP100m rights issue to raise finances.... read more

UK: JJB confirms GBP100m rights issue

13 October 2009 | just-style.com

Recession-battered retailer JJB Sports has confirmed details of a GBP100m (US$158m) rights issue designed to boost the company’s future trading position.... read more

UK: JJB shareholder in profit-taking move

20 October 2009 | just-style.com

One of the major shareholders of beleaguered retailer JJB Sports has scored a GBP2.2m (US$3.6m) profit by selling more than half its stake in the company.... read more

UK: JJB Sports H1 same-store sales fall 4.1%

17 July 2007 | just-style.com

Sporting goods retailer JJB Sports today (17 July) said that first half like-for-like sales fell 4.1% as it was hit by tough comparative figures with the same period last year when the football World Cup boosted sales of replica products.... read more

UK: JJB shares boosted by fitness club talks

16 March 2009 | just-style.com

Sportswear retailer JJB Sports saw its share price soar Monday (16 March) after media reports it was close to selling its fitness clubs business.... read more

UK: JJB considers solvent restructuring options

17 March 2009 | just-style.com

Sportswear retailer JJB Sports has confirmed it is exploring a number of solvent restructuring options, after press speculation it was considering a company voluntary arrangement (CVA) for some of its stores.... read more

UK: Jobs axed as 10 Qube, OSC shoe stores close

19 March 2009 | just-style.com

More than 121 jobs have been axed after the administrators of the Original Shoe Company and Qube footwear outlets closed a further ten stores.... read more

UK: Fitness clubs sale gives JJB breathing space

26 March 2009 | just-style.com

Beleaguered retailer JJB Sports has earned breathing space from its creditors after selling its fitness clubs business to company founder Dave Whelan for GBP83.4m (US$121.6m).... read more

UK: JJB agrees further credit terms

7 April 2009 | just-style.com

Ailing retailer JJB Sports has agreed further credit facilities with its bankers as it continues its attempts to recover from near-bankruptcy.... read more

In the money: JJB Sports banks on CVA rescue plan

24 April 2009 | just-style.com

The next few days will be the most important in the history of ailing retailer JJB Sports. If the company’s creditors accept the terms of a company voluntary arrangement (CVA), JJB will live to fight another day; if not, administration beckons. So what is a CVA? Could it help other struggling retailers? And will it work for JJB? Richard Woodard reports.... read more

UK: JJB rescued by successful CVA vote

27 April 2009 | just-style.com

UK retailer JJB Sports has been saved from a possible collapse by a vote in favour of company voluntary arrangements (CVA) proposals by creditors.... read more

UK: JJB Sports completes refinancing

4 June 2009 | just-style.com

JJB Sports, the retailer rescued from the brink of bankruptcy, has now completed its refinancing process with major lenders Bank of Scotland and Barclays.... read more

UK: Retailer Mr Shoes calls in the administrators

23 June 2009 | just-style.com

Norfolk-based footwear chain Mr Shoes has called in the administrators, in a move that is likely to lead to the loss of 60 jobs.... read more

UK: JJB To Discuss Takeover Bid - Paper

6 October 2004 | just-style.com

Clothing chain JJB Sports Plc will this week decide whether its chairman and largest shareholder, David Whelan, can vote on a potential £600 milllion takeover of the group.... read more

UK: JJB boss suspended amid share probe

21 January 2009 | just-style.com

Chris Ronnie, the chief executive of ailing UK retailer JJB Sports, has been suspended pending the outcome of an investigation into the disposal of his stake in the company.... read more

UK: JJB puts fashion chains into administration

10 February 2009 | just-style.com

Struggling retailer JJB Sports is to place its lifestyle division into administration, putting 77 stores and up to 800 jobs at risk.... read more

UK: JJB wins breathing space to sell fitness clubs

13 February 2009 | just-style.com

Beleaguered retailer JJB Sports has been given extra time by its bankers to complete the sale of its fitness clubs business and pay off its debts.... read more

UK: JJB appoints administrators to lifestyle units

19 February 2009 | just-style.com

Sporting goods chain JJB Sports has confirmed appointing administrators to its lifestyle stores Original Shoe Company and Qubefootwear.... read more

UK: 438 jobs lost at JJB-owned chains

19 February 2009 | just-style.com

The administrators appointed to JJB Sports' lifestlye division have announced the closure of 45 subsidiary stores, resulting in 438 more redundancies on the UK high street.... read more

UK: JJB Sports Chairman May Take Firm Private

25 March 2003 | just-style.com

Shares in leading sports apparel and equipment chain JJB Sports PLC jumped nearly 20 per cent on Tuesday after its founder and chairman, David Whelan, revealed he is "seriously considering" taking the company private.... read more

UK: JJB Sports Sees Guilty Verdict In OFT Probe

9 April 2003 | just-style.com

The chief executive of JJB Sports Plc on Tuesday said he expects the Office of Fair Trading (OFT) to find the UK's largest sports chain guilty of fixing the price of certain replica Umbro soccer shirts.... read more

UK: JJB Sports Scores With Strong First Half

3 October 2001 | just-style.com

Britain's biggest sportswear retailer JJB Sports scored a big jump in first-half pre-tax profits on Wednesday and said it had kicked off a strong start to the second half, sending its shares higher. The company reported an increase in same-store sales during the first half to the end of July up 9 per cent, while same-store sales for the first nine weeks of the second half were up 8 per cent. The company said that current trading following the September 11 attacks was "entirely satisfactory".... read more

UK: JJB Sports Names Thomas Knight Operations Chief

15 October 2002 | just-style.com

Sports apparel, footwear and equipment chain JJB Sports Plc on Monday announced the appointment of Thomas Knight to the role of operations director. The Wigan-based retailer, which last week was rocked by the sudden death of CEO Duncan Sharpe and a 17 per cent plunge in first half profit to £39.3 million, said 50-year-old Knight will become an executive through the position.... read more