Deathwatch: RIP JJB
JJB Sports is no more. We knew this was coming and it’s been inevitable for a while, but the bad news is that much LESS of the company has been sold off (and fewer jobs saved) than was originally predicted.
As expected, Sports Direct has cherry-picked the best bits of JJB, but that amounts to just 20 stores, with 550 jobs being saved. Sadly, the remaining 133 stores will close today, with the loss of approximately 2,200 jobs.
The stores that have been sold to Sports Direct are in Airdrie, Antrim, Brighton, Chorley, Cumbernauld, Dorchester, Dover, Elgin, Glasgow Silverburn, Leamington Spa, Leeds, Lisburn, Liverpool, Llandudno, Londonderry, Oldbury, Rhyl, Rochdale, West Bromwich and Winchester.