JJB sales fall

British sportswear retailer JJB Sports said sales fell significantly short of expectations for the crucial second quarter.

The company also said Robert J. Corliss would replace Mike McTighe as chairman, effective 1 September.

The European Football Championships in June did not boost sales of its football merchandise as it had expected, JJB Sports said.

Like-for-like sales for the 22 weeks ended July 1 fell 8 per cent, hurt by bad weather.