Eastern Mountain Sports and Bob’s Stores are Acquired

Sports Direct International PLC announced it has acquired Bob Store’s and Eastern Mountain Sports.

“We are excited to expand our presence in the United States via the acquisition of Bob’s Stores and EMS.  Adding these reputable and established retailers to Sports Direct’s portfolio of holdings in the US will afford us a strong platform with which to rapidly expand our store and web presence, in this critically important market,” noted a company representative.

The coming months will be marked by an expansion of product lines available in the US stores and websites, including the US debut of an extensive portfolio of European brands at exceptional value.  SDI will honor Gift Cards and unexpired Member Rewards that predated the acquisition and will enhance the Member Rewards program by offering member-only offers.

SDI will initially operate approximately 50 brick and mortar stores in the Northeastern US, five EMS outdoor adventure schools, plus ems.com and bobstores.com.  A full listing of the stores and schools are available on the respective websites.

Sports Direct is a UK sporting goods retailer, operating almost 800 stores across the UK, continental Europe and Asia.  Additionally, the Company operates Premium Lifestyle and Outdoor divisions and owns a portfolio of over 30 globally recognized brands, including Slazenger, Everlast, Lonsdale, Karrimor, No Fear and Kangol.

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