Sports Direct Intl

Sports Direct International is a sports goods retailer that listed in London on 27 February 2007. Billionaire founder Mike Ashley raised over £900m from the float, valuing the firm at more than £2bn. The group operates 465 stores, with 408 in the UK, under various brands including Sports World, Sports Direct and Original Shoe Company. It acquired the famous Lillywhites store located at Piccadilly Circus in central London in 2002. It also owns the rights to some key brands including Dunlop, Slazenger, Kangol and golf brand Donnay.

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An “upbeat” trading update is reportedly expected from Mike Ashley’s Frasers Group, which owns Sports Direct, in the hope that

July 30, 2021
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Mike Ashley’s Frasers Group, which owns Sports Direct and House of Fraser, expects to take a £200m hit due to

April 9, 2021
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Mike Ashley’s retail empire Frasers Group has warned that the business rates support available from July is “near worthless” for

March 5, 2021
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Frasers Group, the retail empire owned by Sports Direct founder Mike Ashley, announced this morning that it expects to take

February 23, 2021
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JD Sports and Sports Direct are known rivals and their parent companies own most of Britain’s high streets. While both

January 20, 2021
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Mike Ashley’s Frasers Group has confirmed it is considering a deal to buy some of Arcadia’s brands, including Topshop, after

December 10, 2020
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Mike Ashley’s Frasers Group has increased its stake in Mulberry, sending the luxury handbag firm’s share price up more than

November 19, 2020
Mike Ashley has offered emergency funding to fellow retail billionaire Sir Philip Green’s Arcadia empire, which is on the brink of bankruptcy.

Controversial High Street titan Mike Ashley is readying a bid for struggling retailer Jaeger, reports emerged today. Ashley’s Frasers Group,

October 25, 2020
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Mike Ashley’s Frasers Group today launched a charm offensive against shareholders and the City over the firm’s treatment of workers,

October 7, 2020
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Mike Ashley is facing a shareholders revolt at the Frasers Group annual general meeting tomorrow, following claims that employees were

October 6, 2020
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Mike Ashley’s Frasers Group, formerly known as Sports Direct, has reportedly agreed to cut executive pay in order to continue

April 1, 2020
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Sports Direct boss Mike Ashley has been forced to close another House of Fraser store after being served notice by

February 6, 2020

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