Ashley Splashes Out 7m!
Mike Ashley was today due to take control of two high street clothing firms in a £7m deal. His Sports Direct group has bought luxury chain Cruise and USC. The tycoon has bought the shops from Scottish retail entrepreneur Sir Tom Hunter, who will keep a 20 per cent share in the comapnies. The deal signals a move upmarket for Sports Direct, who specialise in bargain leisure wear and footwear. It is expected Mr Ashley will look to expand the firms and open new stores across the country. Cruise has 10 outlets nationwide already, including two in Newcastle city centre, both in Princess Square, off Northumberland Street. USC was reported to be struggling as consumers tightened their belts. It has 38 branches around the country, including one in Newcastle city centre and another at Gateshead’s Metroentre. Offer To NU-Mad Fans Continues Due to the amazing response from NU-Mad readers ... we have decided to continue our offer for you to buy "Magpies In Europe" for the amazing price of £5.99. A 'THANK YOU' TO FOOTYMAD READERS ... 'MAGPIES IN EUROPE' FOR £5.99 (inc post) 2010/11 has been NewcastleUtd-Mad's greatest season for page 'hits', and as a thank you to all readers we are giving you the chance (FOR TWO WEEKS ONLY) to purchase "MAGPIES IN EUROPE" for £5.99 (and that includes the postage). *Normal price is £9.99 Although "Magpies In Europe" will not be launched OFFICIALLY until next season ... if you want a copy it is available NOW from this website ... and ONLY from this website! FOREWORD BY FAIRS CUP HERO JOHN McNAMEE Latest review: Mr Erikson: "Fantastic book! Loving it! Many congratulations for a fine record of some fantastic trips." MAGPIES IN EUROPE Please include your address in a letter and send a cheque (or postal order) for £5.99 payable to Mr K Fletcher, to: 'MAGPIES IN EUROPE', K Fletcher, 5 Dunelm, Sacriston, Co Durham DH7 6NU. Or contact: Kevnumad@fsmail.net
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