September 26, 2016 4:51 PM ET

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Company Overview of SportsDirect.com Retail Ltd.

Company Overview

SportsDirect.com Retail Ltd. retails sports clothing and accessories in the United Kingdom and internationally. It offers footwear, clothing, and accessories for men, women, and kids; football shirts and replica kits; and accessories, such as bags, fashion accessories, gifts and toys, souvenirs, sports accessories, travel accessories, underwear, winter accessories, belts, caps, gloves hats and scarves, slippers, sunglasses, watches, and other accessories. The company offers products for various sports, such as aerobics, athletics, badminton, baseball, basketball, bowls, boxing, climbing, cricket, cycling, dancewear, darts, equestrian, fishing, fitness and exercise, football, games, golf, hoc...

Unit A

Brook Park East

Shirebrook,  NG20 8RY

United Kingdom

Founded in 1982

Phone:

44 84 4332 5292

Fax:

44 8703 339 401

Key Executives for SportsDirect.com Retail Ltd.

Founder, Chief Executive and Executive Director
Age: 51
Group Finance Director and Executive Director
Age: 66
Marketing Manager
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2016.

SportsDirect.com Retail Ltd. Key Developments

Sports Direct Announces Executive Changes

Billionaire Sports Direct founder Mike Ashley has strengthened his grip on the retailer by stepping in after the long-standing chief executive surprisingly quit. The company announced that Dave Forsey had resigned with Mr. Ashley being appointed to replace him, and has given up his role as executive deputy chairman. Mr. Ashley has been heavily criticised for using zero-hour contracts, presiding over ‘Victorian’ working practices and was grilled by MPs in June, where he admitted that some warehouse staff were paid below the national minimum wage.

Sports Direct Reportedly In Talks To Acquire BHS's shops

SportsDirect.com Retail Ltd. reportedly is in talks to buy some of the BHS Limited’s shops. As many as 10 bidders were reported to have been interested, including Mike Ashley, owner of Sports Direct. None of the offers were viable due to problems with the working capital needed to secure BHS's future.

Sports Direct Working On Bid For BHS

Mike Ashley of SportsDirect.com Retail Ltd. said,"he is working on a bid to rescue B&M Retail Limited. Ashley'sSports Direct company held talks with BHS Limited's owners about buying the company before it went into administration last week. At the time, no deal could be reached but now Mr Ashley has said he wants to buy BHS and keep all of its stores open.

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