Sports Direct, Britain's biggest sporting goods retailer, said none of its employees were under investigation by the Serious Fraud Office as it detailed a 220 million pounds ($355.2 million) refinancing.
An unexpectedly snowy start to winter has curbed Christmas spending in Germany a little, but not enough to worry retailers as much as their peers in the UK and France, a retail industry group said on Friday.
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.