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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.

JJB Sports dives and John Lewis struggles

Retail chain JJB Sports axed its dividend for shareholders today after slumping to a half-year loss.

JD bucks the retail trend (and no sports kit in sight)

Its young, brand-conscious, customers are proving largely immune to the credit crunch fallout, James Thompson reports

Market update - 11 June

The FTSE 100 was up 11.5 points at 5838.8 at 11:02 a.m. on Wednesday. Energy and resource stocks rallied, again, on the outlook for the price of oil, but house builders were down, again, after Merrill Lynch dashed for the alarm button. The broker cut Barratt, Bellway, Berkeley and Redrow to underperform, and moved Persimmon to “neutral” from "buy".

JJB Sports axes 72 shops after profits dive 28%

JJB Sports is axing 800 jobs and closing 72 of its shops to try to improve performance after profits dropped 28.5 per cent last year.

JJB Sports chain to close 72 stores

JJB Sports revealed another major blow to the high street today after it said it was shutting 72 stores with the loss of around 800 jobs.

JJB to compensate price-fixing victims

JJB Sports has agreed to compensate football fans short-changed by its role in a cartel organised to fix the price of replica shirts.

World Cup opening concert: Right Said Fred - Big in Germany

Their star burned briefly a long time ago at home. Yet the Fairbrass brothers last night took centre stage before 100,000 fans in Berlin. Why does Europe adore them? Matthew Beard reports

Painting with pixels

Using computers in art classes can bring out a whole new creative side in children, says Amy McLellan

JJB Sports' winter sale gets a frosty reception

The word in the City is that JJB Sports is struggling in the run-up to Christmas and as traders picked up the talk they were quick to exit the retailer, sending its stock down 6.75p to 188p.

JJB Sports crashes after bid evaporates and trading stalls

Shares In JJB Sports plunged 19 per cent yesterday as the sportswear retailer revealed it had called off bid talks after failing to agree on a price.

JJB shares drop after takeover 'rebuffed'

Shares in retailer JJB Sports tumbled 19 per cent today after it revealed the collapse of takeover talks and a 25 per cent fall in half-year operating profits.

England failure adds to gloom at JJB Sports

JJB Sports, Britain's largest sportswear retailer, revealed yesterday that a hoped-for boost to sales from Euro 2004 had failed to halt its decline in revenues, sending its shares down 15p to 259p.

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