Chesterfield’s JJB Sports store closes

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Staff from Chesterfield’s JJB Sports shop have been left reeling after they were told the store would shut with the loss of 16 jobs.

About 2,200 staff at the chain were made redundant after administrators closed 133 stores and agreed to sell 20 remaining outlets to Sports Direct International.

Among the outlets to close with immediate effect is the chain’s Ravenside Retail Park outlet.

Richard Fleming, of administrators KPMG, said: “Successive attempts to restructure the business, both financially and operationally, have not been enough to prevent the company falling into administration.

“Unfortunately a buyer could only be found for 20 stores on a going concern basis.

“All staff made redundant as a result of store closures have had their arrears of wages and holiday entitlements paid in full.

“Our team of employment specialists will be supporting staff on completing redundancy forms and putting them in touch with job seeker services.

“We will now be reviewing what options are available for the remainder of the business, such as selling leasehold interests.”

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