Posts tagged as sports direct international

  • glasgow_rangers

    Friday, May 8th 2015

    British police raids SDI offices in Rangers case

    by Markus Huber

    U.K. police authorities have raided the headquarters of British retailer and wholesaler Sports Direct International (SDI). It was confirmed, however, that the investigations are not related to SDI’s operations as such, but the involvement of its strong man, Mike Ashley, at the Glasgow Rangers soccer club. Ashley holds altogether, directly and indirectly 9 percent of shares […]

  • tony_hawk

    Thursday, April 9th 2015

    Tony Hawk skates into Europe with Sports Direct

    by Markus Huber

    Cherokee Global Brands, the U.S. owner of a range fashion labels, has secured a license deal with English retail giants Sports Direct International (SDI) for the Tony Hawk brand of skate and fashion apparel and accessories. Starting from the fall/winter 2015-16 season, SDI will offer Tony Hawk on an exclusive basis in its European outlets and via its online […]

  • Thursday, February 19th 2015

    SDI: snow conditions in Austria remained challenging

    by Markus Huber

    In the 13 weeks from Oct. 27 through Feb. 18, U.K. retailer and wholesaler Sports Direct International (SDI), lifted its group sales by 2.6 percent to £771.0 million (€1,044.7 million). Gross profit climbed by 7.6 percent to £346.9 million (€469.9 million). Sports retail sales were up by 2.7 percent to £643.2 million (€871.3 million), while sales […]

  • Thursday, December 11th 2014

    SDI posts double digit profit growth

    by Markus Huber

    Sports Direct International (SDI) increased its income after write-offs (Ebitda) by 10.8 percent in the first 26 weeks of its financial year through Oct. 26. Sales were up for the entire group by 6.5 percent to more than £1.4 billion. Turnover was up for the sports retail division by 8.3 percent to £1,230.9 million, but sales […]

  • Wednesday, November 19th 2014

    Pacific Brands sells Dunlop, Slazenger to SDI division

    by Markus Huber

    Australian Group Pacific Brands is selling its footwear, apparel and sports equipment categories bundled under the umbrella of Brand Collective to various investors. Footwear and apparel goes to Australian investor Anchorage Capital Partners. The deal comprises, among others, the licenses of Clarks and Hush Puppies in the region. The Dunlop and Slazenger brands for which Brand […]

  • intersport_AUT

    Wednesday, November 12th 2014

    Intersport Austria fights for former Eybl customers

    by Markus Huber

    With a rather unusual marketing campaign, Intersport Austria is directly addressing customers of the chain formerly known as Intersport Eybl which is now controlled by British retailer Sports Direct International (SDI). According to Intersport, the Eybl customer card is expiring, and its bearers now have the chance to acquire an Intersport card when returning their Eybl […]

  • Debenhams is considered as one of Britain's top four fashion retailers.

    Monday, October 6th 2014

    SDI continues to invest in general retail

    by Markus Huber

    Sports Direct International (SDI), the big British retailer and wholesaler, continues to invest in U.K. general retail. The company has just announced its acquisition of an additional stake of 4.6 percent in Debenhams, which describes itself as one of the four top apparel retailers in the country. Through this move SDI increases its total stake in […]

  • tesco

    Thursday, September 25th 2014

    SDI to buy a small stake in Tesco

    by Markus Huber

    Sports Direct International, the big British sporting goods retailer and owner of a wide range of sports and fashion brands, is to proceed with a put option to acquire 23.0 million shares of Tesco. This represents 0.28 percent of issued share capital in the food chain. The investment is limited to a volume of £43 million (€55.1 million). […]

  • sports_direct_shop_2

    Wednesday, September 10th 2014

    SDI: sports retail performs better than its brands

    by Markus Huber

    In an interim statement released before its general annual meeting later today, Sports Direct International (SDI), the large British retailer, has released an overview of its financial evolution during the 13 weeks up to July 27. Overall sales were up by 12.2 percent to £711.2 million (€885.1 million), while gross profit improved by 11.8 percent to £301.2 million (€374.8 […]

  • Thursday, July 17th 2014

    SDI presents impressive annual figures

    by Markus Huber

    Sports Direct International, the leading sporting goods retailer in the U.K., has released the preliminary figures for its financial year 2013-14, which ended on April 27. Sales were up by 23.8 percent and reached a total of £2.7 billion (€3.4 billion). Average growth for the group’s sporting goods retail operations were even higher and jumped […]