A chain of electrical stores under the Comet name is to be launched in a bid to fill the gap in the market left by the now-defunct retailer.
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Wednesday 24 April 2013
Sports Direct is to hand its staff a payout worth more than £50,000 this summer after the sportswear giant met its profit targets under a lucrative share scheme.
Saturday 13 April 2013
Paul Rogers will be at today’s FA Cup semi-final hoping that Wigan Athletic can repeat their victory over Millwall in the teams’ previous Wembley meeting, when he scored the only goal of the 1999 Auto Windscreens Shield final.
Tuesday 09 April 2013
Creditors, such as suppliers and landlords, are likely to have lost more than £1bn from the retail sector's 20 biggest insolvencies since the start of last year, according to the credit information specialist Company Watch.
Sunday 03 February 2013
Sports Direct will step up its challenge to Decathlon's European dominance when it opens its first Spanish store in April.
Monday 24 December 2012
Insolvency specialists warn of more trouble for high streets shunned by many shoppers
Friday 23 November 2012
The entrepreneur behind Appliances Online has tabled a bid for Comet in a move that could see the failed electrical chain disappear from retail parks and high streets.
Friday 09 November 2012
They're great, aren't they? I'm handing out loads at Christmas
Thursday 25 October 2012
Nearly every other shop in Britain might be struggling to pay its way, but Sports Direct is flogging enough £1.49 tracksuit bottoms and 29p Wayne Rooney masks to send sales up 18 per cent to £403m in the nine weeks to October.
Sunday 07 October 2012
Friday 05 October 2012
United Carpets has become the latest retail casualty after it collapsed into administration, putting hundreds of jobs at risk.
Wednesday 03 October 2012
The organisers of rival motorcycling race series MotoGP and World Superbikes have agreed to bring their interests together for the first time.
Tuesday 02 October 2012
JJB Sports has become the latest high street retailer to cease trading after administrators closed 133 stores yesterday, with the loss of 2,200 jobs.
Monday 01 October 2012
Around 2,200 staff at JJB Sports were made redundant today after administrators closed 133 stores and agreed to sell 20 remaining outlets to Mike Ashley's Sports Direct International.
Friday 28 September 2012
Sports Direct to buy 60 JJB stores
Sunday 22 July 2012
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