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Sports Direct Mike Ashley Jack Wills

Mike Ashley insists elevation strategy on track at Sports Direct

Mike Ashley has insisted his “elevation” strategy to change Sports Direct from a discount retailer to the "Selfridges of Sport" is still on track...
Amazon

Amazon reveals full UK tax contribution for the first time

Amazon has revealed for the first time the full amount it has paid in taxes in the UK. The online retail giant handed £220 million...
Marks & Spencer

Marks & Spencer to drop out of FTSE 100 after 35...

Marks & Spencer will drop out of the FTSE 100 for the first time since the index was created 35 years ago, after its...
Debenhams

Debenhams: Mike Ashley is funding CVA challenge to “eliminate competitor” court...

Sports Direct boss Mike Ashley is funding a legal challenge to a deal which rescued Debenhams from administration in order to “eliminate a competitor”,...
Sports Direct

Sports Direct auditor Grant Thornton quits after huge tax bill

Sports Direct has announced that auditor Grant Thornton is set to quit its role working for the retail giant. Mike Ashley’s retail business told investors...
Watches of Switzerland

Women buying more expensive watches than men

Men typically buy more watches than women, but female watch lovers are spending more on average than their male counterparts, according to the boss...
High street

High street suffers bleak July as hot weather fails to boost...

The high street suffered a bleak July as soaring temperatures failed to boost sales, while online retailers saw their strongest growth for 18 months. Shoppers...
Jack Wills

Philip Day “wants to avoid pre-pack administration” in Jack Wills bidding...

Retail tycoon Philip Day wants to keep struggling Jack Wills out of administration if he can fend off competition from Mike Ashley to buy...
Shopping shop prices

Discounting drives drop in shop prices for second consecutive month

Shop prices fell very slightly in July as competition between retailers stiffened and non-food prices were cut, new figures show. Price tags were 0.1% down...
Consumer confidence

Consumer confidence ticks up in July but remains in negative territory

Consumer confidence improved in July as the concerns of June about personal finances and caution around big ticket spending faded, research suggests. The long-running GfK...
Sports Direct

Sports Direct shares plunge after results fiasco

Shares in Sports Direct plunged to a new eight-year low as investors reacted to the farcical scenes on Friday when Mike Ashley’s company delayed...
Blow Ltd

Blow Ltd eyes expansion with £2m fundraiser

Beauty bookings business Blow Ltd has said it will expand its UK business and consider its first international launch as it aims to raise...
Amazon

Amazon hails popularity of one-day delivery as sales rise 20%

Amazon has revealed that both its revenue and profits rose in the last three months, as the e-commerce and technology giant continues to grow. The...
Sports Direct

Sports Direct branded “total shambles” over latest delay to publish results

Mike Ashley’s Sports Direct has been called a “total shambles” after the retailer delayed publishing its results for the second time in as many...