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JD Sports gears up to open new store in Cheltenham

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Canada Life Asset Management, jointly represented by ARC Retail and Colliers International, has signed JD Sports Fashion plc to prominent premises in Cheltenham’s Regent...

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...
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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...

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...

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...

Watchdog says findings back decision to block JD Sports’ Footasylum takeover

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The UK competition regulator has said it still has concerns that JD Sports’ proposed takeover of rival Footasylum could “lead to a worse deal...

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...
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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...

Craghoppers to launch Northern Ireland debut at Victoria square

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Victoria Square has announced the signing of Craghoppers, the global outdoor and adventure travel specialist, for its debut stand-alone brand store in Northern Ireland. Craghoppers...