Sports Direct Buys Another Bankrupt High Street Brand

High street fashion chain Jack Wills is about to be ordered to start selling sparkly Puma trainers and t-shirts that say KARRIMOR on them, as it's the latest UK chain to be assimilated by unstoppable retail borg Mike Ashley and his Sports Direct force. Read More >>

GAME OVER: Mike Ashley’s Caught ‘Em All

High-street scrooge Mike Ashley, best-known for the Sports Direct chain and his decade-long stewardship of Newcastle United, has succeeded in taking over the GAME group. GAME has been a presence on the UK high street since 1991, when it was founded as the Rhino Group. As Kotaku UK reported last year, recent times have not been kind to the once-ubiquitous retailer. Read More >>

Mike Ashley Pops Out to Buy a Game

Not just any old game, not just the new shooting one or the new driving one, but the entire chain of shops operated by Game Digital. He'll then be able to waltz in and order staff to hand over any game he likes. Read More >>

Ocado Boss Warns Mike Ashley Off Buying High Street Remnants

Lord Stuart Rose, who's currently the chairman of in-demand online retailer Ocado and was once the big boss of behemoth M&S, has staged a mini intervention in the case of Mike Ashley. Rose has given the big "calm down" speech and told the Sports Direct entrepreneur to cool it a bit with his buying-up of faltering high street brands. Read More >>

Mike Ashley Says Debenhams Administration is a “National Disgrace”

National department store chain Debenhams has been sold, but not to Mike Ashley. Despite making several attempts to lend it money or fund it in return for having himself declared CEO, all of Ashley's efforts were turned down in favour of selling the assets of the shop to its basket of lenders. Read More >>