/ NEWS: Karrimor,Field & Trek, Now Nevisport For SPORTS Direct

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UKC News - on 24 Sep 2007
SPORTS Direct, the acquisitive and recently floated retailer, has acquired the struggling Fort William-based outdoor retailer Nevisport, according to weekend reports. The move is being seen as a further sign that consolidation in the sportswear industry continues apace.


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Smelly Fox - on 25 Sep 2007
In reply to UKC News:
> SPORTS Direct, the acquisitive and recently floated retailer, has acquired the struggling Fort William-based outdoor retailer Nevisport, according to weekend reports. The move is being seen as a further sign that consolidation in the sportswear industry continues apace.
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Welcome to the world of outdoor expertise governed by accountants.

Something I always knew was on the horizon.
It takes a certain type of person to battle away, trying to give people the best advise you can based on your own knowledge and training, with little monetary reward. Just the complete confidence that you are morally doing the right thing.

My regards to everyone who still stands their ground.

Trist
nikinko - on 25 Sep 2007
In reply to UKC News:

same people as run 'sports world' I believe? (I think they're related to Lilliwhites). I may buy a thermal vest from them, but wouldn't buy any other hill kit there!
Lord of Starkness - on 25 Sep 2007
In reply to UKC News:

Seeing that Mike Ashley owns Newcaste United as well, and can be seen wearing the colours at every home game, how long will it be before mountain jackets and sacks are sporting the famous black and white stripes?
The Bantam on 25 Sep 2007
In reply to Smelly Fox:
> (In reply to UKC News)
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> Welcome to the world of outdoor expertise governed by accountants.
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Some of us are okay you know ;-)

GrahamD - on 25 Sep 2007
In reply to Lord of Starkness:

Complete with Northern Rock emblem ?

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