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JJB Sports


JJB Sports has sold its chain of 52 fitness clubs back to its founder, and they will be rebranded as DW Sports Fitness.
26-Mar-2009


JJB Sports is seeking a suitable site in Liverpool to set up a headquarters for its new lifestyle division, in order to support the planned growth of the Original Shoe Company and Qube stores from 100 to 150.
09-Jul-2008


JJB Sports has acquired Qube Footwear, the chain of 22 fashion footwear stores, from West Coast Capital for a nominal sum.
26-May-2008


JJB Sports has acquired Original Shoe Company, the chain of 60 branded clothing and footwear stores, from Sports Direct International for £5m.
19-Dec-2007


JJB Sports is to set up a £10m fitness club and retail store at Victoria Retail Park in Nottingham, and is also due to open new clubs in Llanelli and Thanet soon.
25-Jun-2007


JJB Sports is planning to open ten sports superstores and nine health clubs this year, and a further 17 sites have been found for 2008.
16-Apr-2007


JJB Sports is planning to expand its chain of 37 health clubs to more than 70 over the next two years.
20-Oct-2006


JJB Sports has acquired Golf TV, the operator of The Golf Channel and The Golf TV Pro-Shop Channel, for up to £3.3m.
05-May-2006


JJB Sports is to invest £110m opening 29 new health clubs in its stores over the next two years.
14-Apr-2005


JJB Sports is to create up to 60 jobs at a new sports store and leisure centre due to open on Kidderminster's Weavers Wharf development next month.
25-Feb-2004


JJB Sports is planning to expand its chain of health clubs from 16 to 22 this year.
15-Jan-2004


JJB Sports is planning to sell its TJ Hughes chain of 37 discount department stores to a management buy-out for £56m.
17-Nov-2003


JJB Sports and Stadium Group are planning to develop Soccerdome leisure schemes in North Shields and Blackburn, each with 11 football pitches, a JJB store and fitness facilities.
10-Nov-2003


JJB Sports has identified 19 potential sites to open sports superstores, and five more health clubs will open this year.
14-Jul-2003


JJB Sports has signed contracts to open a further 18 sports stores this year.
16-Jan-2003


JJB Sports is seeking permission to set up a £20m Soccerdome sports academy in Darlington, including football pitches, health centre, swimming pool and retail units.
21-Aug-2002


JJB Sports is to relocate the headquarters of its newly-acquired TJ Hughes retailing business from Liverpool to Wigan, which will affect about 200 staff.
12-Jul-2002


JJB Sports is planning to open up to 40 stores in the Netherlands, with the first having opened in Rotterdam last year.
08-Apr-2002


JJB Sports is to acquire TJ Hughes, the chain of 36 discount department stores, for £42m.
11-Mar-2002


JJB Sports is planning to open between 30 and 40 sports superstores a year, and will step up its policy of closing high street stores and replacing them with more profitable superstores.
04-Oct-2001


JJB Sports is planning to open 35 sports superstores and four health clubs this year, and is also looking to expand abroad.
12-Apr-2001


JJB Sports is to open a new fitness club at St John's Gate in Middlesbrough in the summer, with the creation of about 60 jobs.
12-Feb-2001


JJB Sports is planning to expand its chain of superstores from 214 to 500 over the next five years, and will open three more health clubs next year.
12-Oct-2000


JJB Sports has joined Beatties, TK Maxx and Next in agreeing to take space at Huddersfield's £50m Kingsgate shopping centre, which is due to open by the end of 2001.
21-Aug-2000


JJB Sports is planning to open 40 superstores a year, but 100 smaller outlets are being closed.
13-Apr-2000


JJB Sports is planning to acquire Sports Division for £290m, which would give it a much stronger bargaining position with the major sportswear manufacturers.
24-Jul-1998


JJB Sports expects to open a further 50 sports shops this year, to add to the current 202.
23-Apr-1998


JJB Sports, the sports retailer, plans to open a further 15 superstores and 20 high street stores this year.
25-Apr-1996