August 27, 2016 4:57 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.

Chief Executive and Executive Director
Age: 50
Founder, Owner and Executive Deputy Chairman
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 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.

Sports Direct Gym Plan for Newport City Centre

Sports Direct Gym is hoping to develop a basement gym in the centre of Newport. The firm will shortly open a unit in the former Passport Office on Commercial Street in Newport. A planning application has been submitted to Newport Council to change the use of the basement part of the building to a gym. The occupation of the unit on Commercial Street will take place shortly. Developers behind the revamp of Newport's former Passport Office have been flooded with calls from retailers looking for space after it was confirmed Sports Direct is to open the doors on its new 23,000 sq ft store at the Olympia House in early summer. The company signed a 50 year agreement with the jv partnership of Richard Hayward Properties and the Tonstate Group that is set to redevelop the 90,000 sq ft Olympia House.

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