Sports Direct International plc ("the Group"), the UK's leading sports retailer, announces the acquisition of certain of the business, assets and brands from the administrators of fashion retailer, Republic (UK) Ltd and Republic (Retail) Limited ("Republic").
The Group will acquire 114 Republic stores, substantially all of the stock in the business as well as Republic's website and own brands, including SoulCal, Fabric and Crafted.
Sports Direct is the UK's leading sports retailer by revenue and operating profit, with approximately 400 stores across the UK. The Group offers an unrivalled range of products at the best available prices from a variety of third-party and Group-owned brands, both in-store and online. Sports Direct currently operates in 12 countries outside the UK, including Belgium, Slovenia, Portugal and France.