Sales at Sports Direct, Britain's biggest sporting goods retailer, were up 9 percent in its latest quarter, with the soccer World Cup providing a stimulus to trade despite England's woeful performance in the tournament.
SuperGroup, the British company behind the Superdry fashion brand worn by celebrities such as David Beckham, posted stellar trading, stoked by robust demand for its casualwear despite a tough economic backdrop.
Sportswear and fashion retailer JD Sports Fashion predicted a fillip to sales from the soccer World Cup as it beat forecasts with a 26 percent jump in full year profit and hiked its final dividend 65 percent.
British sportswear retailer Sports Direct plans to oppose a fundraising by outdoor goods chain Blacks Leisure, if it can resolve a dispute over the ownership of shares in Blacks and another rival retailer.
British sportswear retailer Sports Direct is ready to defend its claim to a 28.5 percent stake in outdoor goods firm Blacks Leisure, rejecting a counter claim by administrators of Kaupthing Singer & Friedlander.
Struggling British sportswear retailer JJB Sports warned investors not to expect any improvement in its performance until 2010/11 as it posted wider first-half losses, sending its shares up to 14.5 percent lower.