Eight Jack Wills UK stores to close

Sports Direct International has announced eight Jack Wills UK stores will close. These are Marlborough, Rock, St Albans, Tunbridge Wells, Derby, Reigate, Durham, and Kingston. Sports Direct, owned by Mike Ashely, bought Jack Wills for a cash consideration of £12.75m last week. Jack Wills, which has 98 UK stores altogether, went into administration on 5 August. A  Sports Direct spokesperson said: “Since rescuing Jack Wills from administration last week, we have been working hard with landlords to try and keep as many stores in the existing portfolio open. Unfortunately, the landlords involved with these eight stores have not