The first property it developed was a shopping centre known as The Centrepoint located on Singapore's Orchard Road. [28] Sumitomo already own the rights to the brand in Japan, South Korea and Taiwan. SSP Group – 5,000 jobs1 July: The owner of Upper Crust and Caffè Ritazza is to axe 5,000 jobs, about half of its workforce, with cuts at its head office and across its UK operations after the pandemic stalled domestic and international travel. Mulberry – 470 jobs8 June: The luxury fashion and accessories brand is to cut 25% of its global workforce and has started a consultation with the 470 staff at risk. 06-M-077/2016: Acquisition by Sumitomo Rubber Industries Ltd. of Shares in Dunlop Brands Limited, et al. Debenhams saw a glimpse of hope when Mike Ashley’s Frasers Group confirmed over the weekend that it was in 11th-hour talks with the department … Mike Ashley’s Frasers Group has reportedly acquired the stores and online business of premium independent Psyche, for an undisclosed sum. The deal saved around 550 jobs. The sale is due to be completed by May 2017. Costa Coffee – 1,650 jobs3 September: The company, which was bought by Coca-Cola two years ago, is cutting up to 1,650 jobs in its cafes, more than one in 10 of its workforce. “Mike Ashley’s Frasers Group has a track record in snapping up distressed firms and, given DW Sports was a former rival to Sports Direct, it’s an acquisition that is perhaps even more appealing,” said Susannah Streeter, senior investments and markets analyst at Hargreaves Lansdown. [48] Most of these brands were bought from distressed sellers. [1] The number of retail stores had now increased to 50, along with the acquisition of the tennis and golf brand, Donnay. [1] In 1984, Preston Sports shop was opened in London and by 1992 the company had 12 stores. foot unit in Dunstable. Prior to the company entering administration, Sports Direct's Mike Ashley held an 11% stake in the company. The company has more than 14,000 employees. [8] The company's business model is one that operates under low margins. The company was founded by Mike Ashley in 1982 as a single store in Maidenhead trading under the name of "Mike Ashley Sports". Mike Ashley's Frasers Group saves 922 jobs in £37m DW deal. Mike Ashley’s Frasers Group has reported an 18% rise in profits today. [31], In October 2015, the chief executive of Sports Direct, David Forsey, was charged with a criminal offence for consultation failures over USC staff who only had 15 minutes notice of redundancy. Ted Baker – 500 jobs19 July: About 200 roles to go at the fashion retailer’s London headquarters, the Ugly Brown Building, and the remainder at stores. [52], The Philippine Competition Commission approved the regulatory filing for the said acquisition. “It’s likely to be some time before people bound back to the gym in greater numbers and it can be ascertained whether this latest acquisition will have been the right choice for the company.”, BDO’s Graham Newton said: “We are pleased to have achieved a sale of a significant part of the DW Sports business as a going concern, as this will not only secure employment for the majority of employees, but should also result in a return to the company’s creditors in due course.”. [17] The stake is currently 11.9% of JD Sports as of November 2013. [56], On 24 August 2020, it was announced that Frasers Group would buy "certain" assets from DW Sports Fitness for £37m, but would not be using the firm's brand name. Outside of retail outlets, the company owns numerous brands, including Everlast, Lonsdale and Slazenger. Marks & Spencer – 950 jobs20 July: The high street stalwart cuts management jobs in stores as well as head office roles related to property and store operations. Monday, January 04 2021 Mike Ashley’s Frasers Group has acquired the stores and online business of fashion retailer Psyche for an undisclosed sum. Pret a Manger – 2,890 jobs27 August: The majority of the cuts are focused on the sandwich chain's shop workers, but 90 roles will be lost in its support centre teams. The rest have been closed but some may be reopened by Frasers in due course, said BDO. Sports Direct owner Frasers Group has acquired some of the assets of Dave Whelan Sports from its administrators for an initial sum of £37 million. [51], The brands themselves are an increasingly important part of the business, and Sports Direct made £10 million, from selling the intellectual-property rights to the Slazenger Golf brand to arch-rival JJB in 2005. [15] In June 2007, the company acquired Everlast for £84 million. [53], On 30 October 2018, Evans Cycles was purchased by Sports Direct in a pre-pack administration deal. Ashley incorporated the business in … Frasers-owned retail empire Sport Directs this morning raised the lower end of its annual forecast as it reported a 25 per cent rise in first-half core earnings. Sports Direct-branded stores exist under a franchising agreement in South Africa and the Middle East. Psyche owner Steve Cochrane, who will continue as CEO following the takeover, told the BBC the deal would secure the future of his company and its 58 workers. In … Whitbread - 6,000 jobs22 September: Whitbread, which owns the Premier Inn, Beefeater and Brewers Fayre chains, said it would cut 6,000 jobs at its hotels and restaurants, almost one in five of its workforce. Mike Ashley’s Frasers Group has acquired the gym and fitness chain DW Sports in a deal potentially worth up to £44m, but only half of the company’s jobs have been saved. foot unit in Dunstable. Mike Ashley's Frasers Group has confirmed it is considering buying Arcadia … Marks & Spencer – 7,000 jobs18 August: Food, clothing and homewares retailer cuts jobs in central support centre, regional management and stores. Frasers Group acquires Psyche. Mike Ashley’s Frasers Group has acquired the gym and fitness chain DW Sports in a deal potentially worth up to £44m. Later that day, Sports Direct agreed to buy all House of Fraser UK stores, the House of Fraser brand, and all of the stock in the business for £90 million in cash. Frasers Group, which also owns Sports Direct, House of Fraser, Evans Cycles and Flannels, is to pay an initial cash consideration of £37m. [34] A representative from the charity ShareAction claimed that workers are "jeopardising their health" for fear of being dismissed while another shareholder said the company's reputation as an employer was "atrocious". Though Arcadia has seen its sales plummet during the UK’s second lockdown ending this week, it has been struggling for years, one of many retailers to suffer from the rapid rise of nimble digital rivals. DW Group, founded by the former Wigan Athletic owner Dave Whelan, fell into administration last month, putting 1,700 jobs at risk, and Monday’s deal safeguards 922 of those. “The transaction complements the existing gym and fitness club portfolio within the company’s group and is consistent with the group’s elevation strategy,” the company said. [9] Mike Ashley has continued to hold a majority stake in the business, and his holding has been 61.7 percent since October 2013. [37] Workers on zero-hours contracts are not included in the rise and neither are those already paid more than minimum wage (management/supervisors etc.) Harveys – 240 jobs30 June: Administrators made 240 redundancies at the furniture chain Harveys, with more than 1,300 jobs at risk if a buyer cannot be found. Sales at its core sports business decreased 14.6%, but edged up 0.7% including the contribution from the digital gaming group Game, which is now part of that division. Pret a Manger – 1,000 jobs6 July: Pret a Manger is to permanently close 30 branches and could cut at least 1,000 jobs after suffering “significant operating losses” as a result of the Covid-19 lockdown. [35], Late in December 2015 Sports Direct announced a 15 pence per hour increase for staff currently receiving less than minimum wage, taking them above minimum wage,[36] the annual cost of this was said in the announcement to be ~£10 Million (GBP); however it was immediately noted that £0.15p × 37.5 hours × 19,000 staff × 52 weeks = 5,557,500 (~£5.5 million), this and other factors resulted in many (including Unite) calling it a "PR Stunt". Frasers Group: Owner of Frasers Group Mike Ashley says he has been "frozen out" of the auction of Debenhams, reports The Sunday Times, as restructuring firm Hilco is preparing to liquidate parts of the department store's business. therefore the 19,000 staff above is actually substantially fewer. M&Co – 400 jobs5 August: M&Co, the Renfrewshire-based clothing retailer, formerly known as Mackays, will close 47 of 215 stores. In 2006 it overtook JJB Sports as the UK's largest sportswear retailer. The assistant store manager role will go across all shops. The company responded by saying there were unspecified inaccuracies in the reports. Cath Kidston – 900 jobs21 April: More than 900 jobs were cut immediately at the retro retail label Cath Kidston after the company said it was permanently closing all 60 of its UK stores. [1] Ashley incorporated the business in 1999. It came as Frasers Group, which also owns Flannels, Evans Cycles, Jack Wills and House of Fraser, said strong online sales and a boost since the first lockdown ended had increased its profits in the last six-month period. [57], In December 2020, Debenhams announced it was going into liquidation, putting 12,000 jobs in 124 UK stores at risk unless the administrators could find buyers for all or parts of the business. The company said multiple offers were on the table for parts of the business but buyers did not want to acquire all the existing sites and 91 of its 250 outlets would remain permanently closed. Established in 1982 by Mike Ashley, the company is the United Kingdom's largest sports-goods retailer and operates roughly 670 stores worldwide. Sports Direct says it intends to run the DW business under its Everlast brand. [24] On 13 January 2014, Sports Direct bought 4.6% of Debenhams shares. DW Group, founded by the former Wigan Athletic owner Dave … [29] In July 2017, the company acquired a 26% stake in Game Digital. [1][11] In 2005 the company began a major rebrand of the stores, changing the fascias to Sports World. [25][26] Sports Direct sold its shares on 16 January 2014, although they took out an option to buy further shares up to a total of 6.6%. Oasis and Warehouse – 1,800 jobs30 April: The fashion brands were bought out of administration by the restructuring firm Hilco in April, with all of their stores permanently closed and 1,800 jobs lost. After looking at a takeover,[49] Sports Direct took a £9 million stake and signed a lucrative long-term deal in August 2005 with troubled brand Umbro,[50] which was subsequently sold to Nike. John Lewis – 1,300 jobs9 July: John Lewis announced that it is planning to permanently close eight of its 50 stores, including full department stores in Birmingham and Watford, with the likely loss of 1,300 jobs. Frasers said it … [45], In February 2004, the company acquired Dunlop Slazenger for around £40 million, which included the Dunlop, Slazenger and Carlton brands. The company said it intended to run the gym and fitness business using its Everlast brand, the American boxing kit manufacturer made famous by Muhammad Ali, which the business acquired in 2007 for $168m (£128m). Billionaire Mike Ashley’s Frasers Group said on Thursday that pre-tax profit in the 12 months to 26 April 2020 fell 19.9% to £143.5m ($187.6m). The owner of the Sports Direct brand confirmed it was in negotiations in an emailed statement and said “we hope to be able to save as many jobs as possible” at Debenhams, one of the UK’s most iconic retail brands. [23] In July 2013, more than 2,000 full-time staff were awarded around £70,000 each under the company's bonus share scheme. WH Smith – 1,500 jobs5 August: The chain, which sells products ranging from sandwiches to stationery, will cut jobs mainly in UK railway stations and airports. In 1984, Preston Sports shop was opened in London and by 1992 the company had 12 stores. The Sports … The deal includes the company’s gym and fitness business as well as some stock, but excludes the Dave Whelan business names and intellectual property. The overall deal, which excludes the DW business names and intellectual property, could be boosted by a further £6.9m, depending on how many of the property lease holdings Frasers Group acquires. Harrods – 700 jobs1 July: The department store group is cutting one in seven of its 4,800 employees because of the “ongoing impacts” of the pandemic. [54], In February 2019 the group acquired Sofa.com for a nominal sum. Mr Wootton said Frasers is still in talks around potentially buying Debenhams, after the Sports Direct owner confirmed it was in talks over a move on Monday. [5] Other retailers owned by the company include Jack Wills, Flannels, USC, Lillywhites, Game, and Evans Cycles. [38], In August 2016, Sports Direct admitted breaking the law and will disburse unlawfully withheld wages totalling about £1m to the affected workers. [11], By 2000, the business had 80 stores, and had formed a joint venture in Belgium, with 22 stores trading as Disport. 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The number of retail stores had now increased to 50, along with the acquisition of the tennis and golf brand, Donnay. Frasers Group, which owns Sports Direct, House of Fraser, and Flannels, has bought out the retailer’s stores as well as its online operations. Casual Dining Group – 1,900 jobs2 July: The owner of the Bella Italia, Café Rouge and Las Iguanas restaurant chains collapsed into administration, with the immediate loss of 1,900 jobs. NEWCASTLE United owner Mike Ashley’s Frasers Group has issued a profit warning. Azzurri – 1,200 jobs17 July: The owner of the Ask Italian and Zizzi pizza chains closes 75 restaurants and makes its Pod lunch business delivery only. The uplift was largely driven by strong trading in its stores after lockdown, growth in online sales, new Flannels stores and continued operating efficiencies. The stock market purchase of 56.8 million shares (worth around £46m) was made without the prior knowledge of the Debenhams board. 1995/96 saw the stores change to "Sports Soccer" along with the re-location of head office and warehouse to a 100,000 sq. Marston's - 2,150 jobs15 October: Marston's  - the brewer which owns nearly 1,400 pubs, restaurants, cocktail bars and hotels across the UK - said it would cut 2,150 jobs due to fresh Covid restrictions. Frasers Group to pay initial £37m for ‘certain assets’, which excludes DW business name. TM Lewin – 600 jobs30 June: Shirtmaker TM Lewin closed all 66 of its outlets permanently, with the loss of about 600 jobs. Investors in Sports Direct owner Frasers Group are hoping that the company will have been boosted by strong online and reopening sales when it reveals … Construction on that development started in 1980 and was completed in 1983. The Information Commissioner's Office stated it was aware of "an incident from 2016 involving Sports Direct" and would "be making enquiries. [1] 1995/96 saw the stores change to "Sports Soccer" along with the re-location of head office and warehouse to a 100,000 sq. The cuts include the 1,000 job losses announced on 6 July. [14] In May 2007, it was also revealed that Ashley had held talks with John Hargreaves, founder of Matalan on both taking a 25% stake in the troubled retail business and installing mezzanine floors in larger Matalan stores, on which SportsDirect.com outlets could be operated. Sports Direct owner Frasers Group has seen its half year pre-tax profit rise by 17.6% to £106.1 million. [11], In 2016, Sumitomo Rubber Industries, a global tyre, sports goods, and industrial rubber products manufacturing company based in Kobe, Japan, filed for regulatory approval before the Philippine Competition Commission in connection with its planned acquisition of Dunlop-related wholesale, manufacturing, and licensing business from Sports Direct. [44], The group has over 470 UK stores including the chains Sports Direct (Sports World prior to 2008), Lillywhites, House of Fraser, Flannels, Evans Cycles, Sofa.com, Field & Trek and USC. Boots – 4,000 jobs9 July: Boots is cutting 4,000 jobs – or 7% of its workforce – by closing 48 opticians outlets and reducing staff at its head office in Nottingham as well as some management and customer service roles in stores. Celtic Manor – 450 jobs9 July: Bosses at the Celtic Collection in Newport, which staged golf's Ryder Cup in 2010 and the 2014 Nato Conference, said 450 of its 995 workers will lose their jobs. Sports Direct formerly held 5% of Amer Sports. “the most challenging year in the history of the company”. Explore Frasers Property, a diverse, multi-national property company | In residential, retail, commercial, industrial, logistics, hospitality development and management, we believe experience matters. DW Sports – 1,700 jobs at risk3 August: DW Sports fell into administration, closing its retail website immediately and risking the closure of its 150 gyms and shops. Frasers Hospitality, a member of Frasers Property Group, is a global hospitality operator with Gold-Standard serviced apartments, hotel residences and boutique lifestyle hotels across Australia, Southeast Asia, North Asia, Middle East, Africa, Europe and the UK. In the early 1980s, the firm began divesting its non-property assets. [55], On 5 August 2019, Sports Direct purchased Jack Wills out of administration for £12.7 million after winning a competition against Edinburgh Woollen Mill. But Frasers Group has been a rare bright spot, forecasting growth despite COVID-19. High street and internet retailer created from the merger of Sports Soccer and Sports World, and progressively rebranded as SportsDirect.com since 2007 after the company's, Purchased by Gilesports and merged with SportsDirect.com, "SPORTS DIRECT INTERNATIONAL PLC - Overview (free company information from Companies House)", "Mike Ashley's Frasers Group unveils £100m incentive for staff", "Frasers says it will strengthen its gym and fitness business Everlast with latest acquisition. [19][20][21][22], In February 2013, after fashion retailer Republic went into administration, Sports Direct bought 116 Republic stores, the brand name and the company's head office from the administrator for an undisclosed sum. [10] It is listed on the London Stock Exchange and it is a constituent of the FTSE 250 Index. [46] This was followed by the acquisitions of outdoor gear manufacturer Karrimor in March for a reported £5 million. The Frasers sites will … Mike Ashley’s Frasers Group has reported an 18% rise in pre-tax profits as it continues talks about the potential acquisition of Debenhams. [52], On 10 August 2018, the House of Fraser entered administration. [1], In late November 2006, a number of business newspapers reported that Ashley was looking at an IPO of Sports World International. Laura Ashley – 2,700 jobs17 March: Laura Ashley collapsed into administration, with 2,700 job losses, and said rescue talks had been thwarted by the pandemic. The Newcastle United owner's retail empire has bought some of its former rival's gym and fitness assets out of administration. and Assets Owned by Dunlop Sports Group Americas, Inc. - Philippine Competition Commission", "House of Fraser bought by Mike Ashley's Sports Direct for £90m", "Evans Cycles sold to Mike Ashley's Sports Direct as part of pre-pack administration", "Mike Ashley buys Sofa.com for "nominal sum, "Mike Ashley wins race to buy Jack Wills", "Mike Ashley buys long-time rival's sports business", "Mike Ashley makes eleventh-hour play for Debenhams", "How can Mike Ashley's Frasers Group revive Debenhams? [61], Austrian sports chain in a 51% stake was acquired for €40.5m (£34.6m) in May 2013. [41] In November 2016, six MPs from the Business and Skills Committee visited Sports Direct, and reported that while there, Sports Direct attempted to place them under surveillance. The company is best known for trading predominantly under the Sports Direct brand, which operates in both physical outlets and online. [42] In February 2017, it was reported that Sports Direct had failed to inform its workforce of a data breach of their personal information after an attacker gained access to its internal systems in September 2016. Frasers already owns the House of Fraser chain, another department store, which it also bought out of administration, providing potential synergies if he were to merge the two. Pizza Express – 1,100 jobs7 September: The restaurant chain confirms the closure of 73 restaurants as part of a rescue restructure deal. The Restaurant Group – 3,000 jobs3 June: The owner of dining chains such as Wagamama and Frankie & Benny’s has closed most branches of Chiquito and all 11 of its Food & Fuel pubs, with another 120 restaurants to close permanently. Dixons Carphone – 800 jobs4 August: Electronics retailer Dixons Carphone is cutting 800 managers in its stores as it continues to reduce costs. "[43], The company announced on 16 December 2019 that it would change its name from Sports Direct International plc to Frasers Group plc effective from 17 December 2019. [27], In December 2016, Sports Direct agreed to sell the remaining international rights to its Dunlop brand to Sumitomo Rubber Industries for £112 million ($137.5 million). Arcadia – 500 jobs1 July: Arcadia, Sir Philip Green’s troubled fashion group – which owns Topshop, Miss Selfridge, Dorothy Perkins, Burton, Evans and Wallis – said in July 500 head office jobs out of 2,500 would go in the coming weeks. Monsoon Accessorize – 545 jobs11 June: The fashion brands were bought out of administration by their founder, Peter Simon, in June, in a deal in which 35 stores closed permanently and 545 jobs were lost. Major Baltic sports retailer in which Sports Direct acquired a 60% stake in May 2013. [13], In December 2006, it was revealed that Sports Direct had built up a 29.4% stake in Blacks Leisure Group, the owner of Millets. The slump in … Mike Ashley’s Frasers Group Plc is in last-ditch talks to buy the ailing Debenhams department store in a move which could save thousands of jobs. Frasers Group plc (formerly Sports Direct International plc) is a British retail group, named after its ownership of British department store chain, House of Fraser. Total group revenues increased from £3.7bn to £3.9bn after a number of acquisitions including Game, Sofa.com and the fashion brand Jack Wills. The chain, part of Mike Ashley's Frasers Group that owns Sport Direct, has closed about 10 of the 59 stores bought out of administration in 2018. Psyche owner Steve Cochrane, who has run the business for the past 38 years and will continue as CEO following the takeover, said the deal would secure the future of his company and its 58 workers. Mike Ashley’s Frasers retail empire has issued a profit warning, saying publicised guidance of a 20% to 30% boost in profits this year is unlikely to be achieved. Frasers Group was reported to be in talks to acquire Debenhams,[58][59][60] though it was later reported that Ashley was mainly interested in using empty Debenhams stores to expand his other chains, including House of Fraser, Sports Direct and Flannels; taking 'vacant possession' would avoid redundancy costs for existing staff. Clarks – 900 jobs21 May: Clarks plans to cut 900 office jobs worldwide as it grapples with the growth of online shoe shopping as well as the pandemic. [6] Its ownership of the Everlast name inspired the launch of the Everlast Fitness Club chain in 2020.[7]. Total job losses could reach 3,000. 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