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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.

JD Sports books “impressive” FY performance Katie Smith | 15 Apr 15

UK retailer JD Sports has said a double-digit increase in annual profit, driven by an “outstanding performance” in its sports fashion fascias, provides a “robust” platform for further growth.

JD Sports to beat profit forecasts after strong Christmas Katie Smith | 16 Jan 15

UK retailer JD Sports says it expects full-year profit to be at the top end of its guidance after booking a strong sales performance over the Christmas trading period.

Administrators make Bank Fashion redundancies Michelle Russell | 16 Jan 15

The joint administrators of Bank Fashion have made 35 redundancies at the retailer's head office.

Bank Fashion collapses into administration Katie Smith | 5 Jan 15

Struggling UK clothing chain Bank Fashion has collapsed into administration, after a solvent turnaround proved impossible, leaving 1,555 jobs at risk.

JD Sports offloads Bank Fashion unit to Hilco Michelle Russell | 25 Nov 14

UK retailer JD Sports Fashion has sold its struggling young fashion brand Bank to a subsidiary of Hilco Capital Limited.

US: JD Sports should capitalise on Europe opportunity Michelle Russell | 18 Sep 14

After seeing a substantial increase in sports retail profits over the last year, JD Sports now has the opportunity to push ahead with developing its concept in Europe, analysts have said.

JD Sports H1 trading update: What the analysts say Michelle Russell | 17 Sep 14

UK retailer JD Sports Fashion this morning (17 September) revealed a “record” set of first-half results that beat market expectations. But while the group saw momentum pick up at its Outdoor arm, and strong progress at its UK and European sports fascias, the retailer continues to experience difficulties at its fashion unit. Overall, analysts offered a positive view of the trading update.

UK: JD Sports shares climb on "record" H1 Michelle Russell | 17 Sep 14

JD Sports Fashion saw its share price climb over 4% in early trading as the UK retailer revealed a "record" set of first-half results that beat market expectations.

UK: Pentland FY profit up 36% as revenues rise Richard Woodard | 1 Jul 14

JD Sports Fashion majority shareholder Pentland Brands posted an improved full-year profit as revenues rose 10% in the 12 months to 31 December.

UK: JD Sports boosted by World Cup build-up Katie Smith | 17 Jun 14

UK retailer JD Sports Fashion forecasts a "satisfactory" increase in first-half profit, after like-for-like sales were boosted by the build-up to the World Cup football tournament.

UK: JD Sports longstanding CEO Bown exits Katie Smith | 2 Jun 14

JD Sports Fashion's longstanding chief executive officer, Barry Bown, has stepped down after 30 years with the UK retailer, including 14 at the helm.

UK: JD Sports fashion division a cause for concern Michelle Russell | 15 Apr 14

The fashion arm of UK retailer JD Sports continues to be a cause for concern, an analyst has said, after the division revealed widening trading losses in its full-year.

UK: JD Sports fashion arm widens annual loss Michelle Russell | 15 Apr 14

The fashion arm of UK retailer JD Sports has revealed disappointing year-end results, despite the group publishing earnings above analyst expectations.

UK: JD Sports to launch value fashion chain Katie Smith | 27 Jan 14

UK retailer JD Sports Fashion has revealed plans to launch a value fashion chain, with store numbers expected to see double-digit growth by the end of the year.

UK: Sports Direct takes 4.6% stake in Debenhams Michelle Russell | 13 Jan 14

Sports Direct International, owned by Newcastle United football club owner Mike Ashley, has acquired a 4.6% stake in UK retailer Debenhams.

UK: JD Sports books "robust" Christmas sales Katie Smith | 10 Jan 14

JD Sports Fashion has hailed a "robust performance" over Christmas, driven by its core sports fascias, and expects further growth elsewhere in the group this year.

UK: JD Sports Fashion third-quarter sales rise Katie Smith | 29 Nov 13

Retailer JD Sports Fashion has posted a rise in third-quarter sales, but says its full-year results will depend on its performance during the Christmas shopping period.

UK: JD Sports buys online outdoor store ActivInstinct Katie Smith | 18 Nov 13

UK retailer JD Sports Fashion is continuing to bolster its outdoor division after acquiring a majority stake in ActivInstinct, the online retailer of technical sporting and outdoor wear.

UK: JD Sports acquires majority stake in Tiso Katie Smith | 13 Nov 13

UK retail chain JD Sports Fashion has added to its portfolio by acquiring a controlling stake in outdoor clothing and equipment retailer Tiso Group for an undisclosed sum.

UK: JD Sports in H1 profit recovery Richard Woodard | 18 Sep 13

Retail group JD Sports Fashion recorded a robust rise in first-half profits, driven by a strong performance from the company’s sporting goods stores.

UK: JD Sports names Milligan to head Bank fascia Katie Smith | 10 Jul 13

JD Sports Fashion has named Gwynn Milligan managing director of its Bank fashion stores, replacing Peter Alecock who has been promoted to group commercial operations director.

UK: Interest grows in collapsed retailer Nicole Farhi Katie Smith | 9 Jul 13

More than 50 UK and overseas firms have expressed interest in buying upmarket UK fashion retailer Nicole Farhi, less than a week after it collapsed into administration.

UK: Retail administrations down by 30% in first-half Leonie Barrie | 3 Jul 13

The number of UK retailers falling into administration in the first half of 2013 fell by nearly one-third, with new research suggesting those that remain in business are now stronger and more robust.





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