Sports Direct

JD Sports financials. File photo dated 29/5/2018 of a branch of JD Sports on Oxford Street, central London. JD Sports has posted record results despite the UK's high street crisis, as the sports retailer looks abroad for further growth opportunities. Issue date: Tuesday April 16, 2019. The group reported a 49.2% increase in annual revenue to '4.7 billion for the 52 weeks to February 2, coming in at the higher end of market expectations. See PA story CITY JDSports. Photo credit should read: Yui Mok/PA Wire URN:42358267 (Press Association via AP Images)


JD Sports Snaps Up California Streetwear Retailer Shoe Palace

The British owner of Finish Line and JD said the $325 million purchase will “significantly” increase its footprint on the U.S. West Coast.

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Jack Wills' AW16 collection


Sports Direct Buys Jack Wills in Distress Sale

The sporting goods retailer owned by Mike Ashley has bought yet another troubled retailer.

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Debenhams store


Debenhams Files for Administration After Rejecting Mike Ashley’s Takeover Deal

Shareholders’ stakes have been wiped out and the company has suspended trading, but commercial operations are still running. 

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French Connection's dress; The Kooples shoes.

Business Features

After Years of Drama, Stephen Marks Looks to Sell French Connection

The board has appointed Numis Securities Ltd. as financial adviser.

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House of Fraser's flagship store on Oxford Street in London


Mulberry’s Plunge Captures Uncertainty as House of Fraser Drama Unfurls

New owner Mike Ashley is faced with mounting debt and the industry wonders how he will repair relationships.

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British department store House of Fraser.

Fashion Scoops

New Report Highlights House of Fraser’s Mounting Debt to Brands

The department store owes millions of pounds to its creditors including Giorgio Armani and Mulberry.

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House of Fraser store


House of Fraser Shuts Down Web Site Amid Payment Disputes With Suppliers

The retailer reportedly has at least 50,000 unfulfilled online orders.

clock August 16, 2018Fiona Ma

House of Fraser outlet at Fremlin Walk

Fashion Scoops

Mike Ashley to Turn House of Fraser into ‘Harrods of the High Street’

Ashley wants to stock Gucci and Prada among other luxury brands.

clock August 14, 2018Fiona Ma

danskin woman laying down

Fashion Scoops

Iconix Establishes Committee to Review Operations

Iconix, Sports Direct agree on company’s board composition.

clock July 26, 2018Vicki M. Young

Human Resources

Sports Direct Names Four Nominees to Elect to Iconix’s Board

Iconix said it has held talks with Sports Direct, who is “effectively seeking control of the company without paying a control premium.”

clock June 1, 2018Vicki M. Young


Europe’s Stock Markets Climb in Early Afternoon Trading

Retail, luxury stocks were uneven.

clock July 31, 2017Samantha Conti



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