Upmarket sports retailer, John David Sports, is planning a major expansion programme after seeing a profits increase by more than a third. Pre-tax profits for the group for the year ended March 31 increased to £16.5m, while turnover went up 19 per cent to £204.5m. During the year, JD Sports opened 15 new stores, bringing the total to 140 and plans to increase this to around 300. It plans to do this by opening 15-20 shops a year, in an attempt to step up competition with its rival, JJB Sports.