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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 founder mulls £500m buyout

Whelan takes over helm at JJB Sports

The Investment Column: John David Sports

SPORTS RETAILERS have enjoyed an energetic recovery this year and John David Sports has been a clear winner. The shares have more than trebled this year as JD has recovered from its self-inflicted problems of 1998, when it stocked too many lines and was forced to cut prices to clear the shelves.

Corporate Profile: It's a sporting life, David

David Whelan is a former professional footballer turned company captain. His JJB Sports is the UK's biggest sport retailer, he owns Wigan Athletic and built a pounds 28m stadium for them and Wigan Warriors rugby league club. He has tackled a tricky merger, but what is that mark on the store floor?

Market report: Centrica hits new high after Warburg tip

CENTRICA, ONCE regarded as the burnt out embers of the old British Gas, flared to a new peak as investment house Warburg Dillon Read produced an effusive buy recommendation.

Second profits warning issued by JJB Sports

JJB SPORTS, the sports retailer, issued its second profits warning in three months yesterday when it said last year's pounds 290m acquisition of rival Sports Division had caused disruptions on deliveries.
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