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Mike Ashley’s Frasers Group set for ‘upbeat’ update after reopening stores

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Sports Direct owner Frasers Group is expected to unveil an “upbeat” trading update amid hopes its sales will have rebounded strongly after the reopening...

JD Sports ups profit outlook but remains cautious amid rise in Covid cases

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Retailer JD Sports has increased its profit outlook after solid trading since shops reopened, but warned over the impact of the current resurgence in...

JD Sports to buy majority stake in Spain’s Deporvillage in £120 million deal

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JD Sports is set to buy a majority stake in Spanish retailer Deporvillage in a deal worth about £120 million (140.4 million euros). Shares in...

Halfords set to see profits almost double as public transport ditched for bikes

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Halfords’ profits are set to almost double for the past year after people shunned public transport in favour of bikes and cars during the...

JD Sports denies hunting for new chief

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JD Sports has denied it is searching for a new chairman or chief executive amid reports it is planning a succession. The business said it...

Mike Ashley launches £60m shares spending spree despite Covid woes

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Mike Ashley’s Frasers Group has announced plans to spend £60 million between now and and July despite warning less than a month ago that...
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JD Sports expects bumper profits rebound as restrictions ease

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Retailer JD Sports Fashion has said profits are set to rebound more strongly than expected over the year ahead as stores reopen after lockdown. Britain’s...

Ribble Cycles redefines omnichannel retail with Landmark Flagship Showroom

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Ribble, a digital first business and renowned bicycle manufacturer has opened a brand new destinational flagship showroom in the heart of the Ribble valley,...

Sports Direct owner warns over £200 million Covid-19 hit

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Sports Direct owner Frasers Group has warned it could take a hit in excess of £200 million due to the Covid-19 restrictions – double...
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Mike Ashley’s Frasers Group buys Wigan retail park

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Sports Direct owner Frasers Group has bought a retail part in Wigan as it looks to expand its property operations. The Mike Ashley-led retail vehicle...