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Iberian Sport Retail Group joins supply chain platform Hannah Abdulla | 10 May 19

The newly formed Iberian Sport Retail Group (ISRG), owned by the JD Sports Group, is tapping in to a global cloud-based supply chain platform to help improve real time collaboration with its supplier base and will provide enhanced visibility of inbound inventory.

JD Sports "record" FY as sales surge by almost 50% Beth Wright | 16 Apr 19

UK retailer JD Sports Fashion has booked what executive chairman Peter Cowgill described as "excellent progress" in its last financial year, posting a double-digit hike in both earnings and revenue for the period.

JD Sports given the go-ahead on Footasylum takeover Beth Wright | 12 Apr 19

The GBP90.1m (US$119.4m) offer from UK sports apparel retailer JD Sports Fashion to acquire struggling rival Footasylum has been accepted by the two parties' boards.

JD Sports buys Liam Gallagher's Pretty Green brand Beth Wright | 5 Apr 19

Pretty Green, the boutique men’s clothing brand launched by Oasis frontman Liam Gallagher has been acquired by UK sports apparel retailer JD Sports Fashion Plc.

JD Sports takes stake in Footasylum Hannah Abdulla | 18 Feb 19

Shares in UK sportswear retailer Footasylum jumped by 158% in early trading today on the announcement that rival JD Sports Fashion Plc acquired an 8.3% stake in the company.

JD Sports full year on track as sales race ahead Beth Wright | 14 Jan 19

Shares in JD Sports Fashion were up by more than 7% this morning (14 January) as the UK retailer hailed an "excellent" performance during the peak Christmas trading period. 

Tesco and JD Sports back new retail leadership degree Beth Wright | 5 Dec 18

House of Fraser, JD Sports, Jigsaw and Tesco are among 12 British retailers supporting what is thought to be the first apprenticeship degree for retail leaders.

JD Sports H1 profit jump shows hope for UK retail Hannah Abdulla | 11 Sep 18

JD Sports Fashion Plc has announced a 19% jump in half-year pre-tax profits to GBP129.9m (US$169.2m), supported by like-for-like sales growth and development of its multichannel "premium" offer.

Sports business boosts Pentland Brands FY Beth Wright | 2 Jul 18

Pentland Brands, owner of the Berghaus, Speedo and Ellesse labels, has hailed its "world class" sports fashion business as the company books a rise in both revenue and profit in its last fiscal year.

JD Sports on track for FY, boosts store portfolio Beth Wright | 28 Jun 18

UK retailer JD Sports Fashion remains on-track to deliver annual results in-line with market expectations after delivering record 12-month results last year.

JD Sports completes $558m Finish Line acquisition Beth Wright | 18 Jun 18

UK retailer JD Sports Fashion has formally completed its acquisition of US athleticwear chain The Finish Line in a deal worth US$558m.

JD Sports hails "excellent" FY, profit up 24% Beth Wright | 17 Apr 18

UK retailer JD Sports Fashion posted what executive chairman Peter Cowgill called an "excellent" result for its full-year, reporting a double-digit hike in both earnings and revenue for the period.

JD Sports Fashion enhances Iberia presence Beth Wright | 1 Feb 18

After receiving the go-ahead from the European Commission, UK retailer JD Sports Fashion has completed its acquisition of Sport Zone, which is based in Portugal, Spain, and the Canary Islands.

JD Sports ups guidance on strong sales growth Michelle Russell | 16 Jan 18

UK retailer JD Sports Fashion has upped its full-year guidance on the back of positive second-half sales and continued momentum in its international business.

JD Sports enters South Korea with Hot-T JV Beth Wright | 15 Sep 17

As part of its global expansion bid, UK retailer JD Sports Fashion has entered the South Korean market after inking a joint venture with footwear retailer Shoemarker (SMK) and its J&S Partners unit, which currently trades as Hot-T.

Pentland Brands FY boosted by sports brands Michelle Russell | 17 Jul 17

Pentland Brands, owner of the Berghaus, Speedo and Ellesse labels, achieved record performances for a number of its sports brands in its last fiscal year despite challenging global market conditions.

Athleisure demand drives JD Sports 81% FY profit hike Beth Wright | 11 Apr 17

UK retailer JD Sports Fashion has booked another period of "very significant" progress as continued demand for athletic leisure products contributed to an 81% jump in pre-tax profits.

Focus International to steamline processes with PLM and ERP Beth Wright | 29 Mar 17

Focus International, part of retailer JD Sports Fashion Plc, is implementing a new suite of software products to streamline processes across the business and replace its existing systems.

JD Sports to merge Iberian business with Sport Zone Michelle Russell | 9 Mar 17

UK retailer JD Sports Fashion is looking to expand its business in Europe after signing an agreement to merge its existing divisions in Spain and Portugal with the Sport Zone business of retailer Sonae SGPS SA.

JD Sports snaps up distribution firm 2Squared Agency Michelle Russell | 24 Jan 17

UK retailer JD Sports Fashion has confirmed its acquisition of Manchester-based sales and distribution company 2Squared Agency.

JD Sports says FY profit to exceed expecations Michelle Russell | 12 Jan 17

UK retailer JD Sports Fashion says positive trading has continued throughout the second half of its financial year and that it expects full-year earnings to exceed expectations by up to 15%.

JD Sports refutes warehouse worker investigation claims Michelle Russell | 14 Dec 16

JD Sports has hit back at claims by a Channel Four television investigation that the UK retailer is employing warehouse staff in conditions "worse than a prison," and that it operates a "three strikes and you're sacked" policy.

JD Sports shares rise on Go Outdoors acquisition Michelle Russell | 28 Nov 16

Shares in JD Sports were up 3% this morning (28 November) on news the UK-based sports, fashion and outdoor brand retailer has acquired rival Go Outdoors in a deal worth GBP112m (US$139.2m). 

JD Sports books record H1 on strong athleisure demand Leonie Barrie | 13 Sep 16

JD Sports Fashion has booked record half-year results as strong demand for athletic leisure products contributed to a 73% jump in pre-tax profits.

JD Sports FY earnings nearly double amid expansion Michelle Russell | 14 Apr 16

UK retailer JD Sports saw its earnings nearly double last year, boosted by sales in its sports fashion division and continued expansion across Europe. 

UK holiday retail roundup Michelle Russell and Katie Smith | 14 Jan 16

With the holiday season done and dusted, UK apparel and footwear retailers are counting the cost. In the most recent Christmas trading reports, JD Sports, SuperGroup, Fat Face and Debenhams saw sales rise over the all-important trading period, while Tesco and Matalan recorded a decline in revenue. Sainsbury's posted an increase in clothing sales, Shop Direct delivered "record breaking" results, and Ted Baker enjoyed a "good retail performance". 

JD Sports confident on "strong" FY trading Michelle Russell | 4 Dec 15

Relatively strong trading has continued for JD Sports this fiscal, the UK retailer has said, with earnings set to exceed market estimates.

JD Sports H1 profit soars 88% Katie Smith | 16 Sep 15

Strong revenue growth helped UK retailer JD Sports to book an 88% hike in first-half profit.

JD Sports FY profit to beat expectations Katie Smith | 31 Jul 15

UK retailer JD Sports Fashion has said its full-year profit will beat forecasts, thanks to better than expected first-half sales, but warned currency headwinds will impact margins.

JD Sports makes "strong" start to year Michelle Russell | 17 Jun 15

UK retailer JD Sports said it has made a strong start to the year and offered an optimistic outlook, despite “challenging comparatives” for the remainder of the year.








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