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Sports Direct’s ‘dubious’ working practices subject of TV documentary

Sports Direct is expected to come under fire on Channel 4’s Dispatches tonight (April 27) over its “dubious” working practices.

The one hour programme, Dispatches: Secrets of Sports Direct, goes undercover to investigate the “hidden cost” of discounted clothes, shoes and sporting gear which have made founder Mike Ashley a multi-millionaire.

The documentary looks at the retailer’s discounting strategy and whether shoppers are really getting the bargains they are led to believe they are.

Dispatches: Secrets of Sports Direct will air tonight (April 27) on Channel 4 at 8pm.

Readers' comments (3)

  • The previous report 'Dispatches' did regarding TK Maxx and false discounting should of been of great interest to those who don't work in the trade to show how it really is. Its a shame Drapers didn't follow this up and do some investigative journalism regarding this illegal practise. I suspect it will be more of the same with Ashley and Co.

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  • Hello Anonymous,
    Thanks for your comment above. We did actually report on the TK Maxx story back in 2013 https://www.facebook.com/Drapersonline/posts/10151770734771167
    We intend on running a follow up piece on the Sports Direct doc tonight and would love to hear your thoughts on it below.
    Many thanks.

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  • I think the point is that there is a difference between reporting and investigating.

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