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Article Date: February 2017
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Sports Direct Said to Explore Bid for EMS, Bob’s

The giant U.K. retail chain, which made a somewhat half-assed attempt to buy The Sports Authority in bankruptcy, is again said to be looking at gaining a toehold in the U.S. market as the stalking horse bidder in a new bankruptcy that would involve Eastern Mountain Sports and Bob’s Stores, according to a report in Reuters. Eastern Outfitters, the parent of the two chains that recently emerged from bankruptcy, is said to be preparing a new Chapter 11 filing that will be filed within days.


Bob’s and EMS currently operate 90 stores as the surviving banners from Vestis, which went into ... Log in to view full article.


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