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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.

Outlook: JJB Sports

THE ACQUISITION by JJB Sports of its rival, Sports Division, seems to have been a deal made in hell. JJB has suffered chronic indigestion since. By February the problems of integration had got so bad that even when there were customers to be had, there was no stock to service them. At Sports Division outlets, popular items like size nine trainers were often not to be found.
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