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JD Sports confident on FY amid positive Christmas trading

13 January 2020 | Beth Wright

JD Sports Fashion remains confident its annual pre-tax profits will be in the upper range of current market expectations after a positive Christmas trading period.... read more


JD Sports to "fully cooperate" with competition watchdog on merger probe

1 October 2019 | Hannah Abdulla

JD Sports says it will continue to "co-operate fully" with the competition watchdog's probe into its acquisition of rival Footasylum, which the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) says could result in a worse deal for customers, both in-store and online. ... read more


Sports Direct worries over JD Sports probe impact on major brands

24 September 2019 | Hannah Abdulla

Sports Direct has criticised the competition watchdog's probe into the proposed takeover of JD Sports by rival Footasylum, saying it could have implications for the sector's major players, particularly their relationships with "must-have" brands.... read more


JD Sports' Footasylum bid raises competition concerns

19 September 2019 | Beth Wright

The early findings of an investigation by UK Government watchdog the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) into JD Sports' proposed takeover of competitor Footasylum has raised concerns that the merger could result in a worse deal for customers, both in-store and online.... read more


JD Sports Fashion reports 47% surge in H1 sales

10 September 2019 | Beth Wright

JD Sports Fashion Plc has hailed "another period of significant progress" as group revenue surged by more than 47% in the first half of the year, boosted by the acquisition of Finish Line in the US.... read more


UK competition watchdog launches probe into JD Sports, Footasylum merger

29 July 2019 | Hannah Abdulla

The UK competition watchdog has launched a probe into JD Sports' proposed a takeover of rival Footasylum.... read more


JD Sports on track for another year of good growth

3 July 2019 | Beth Wright

UK-based retailer JD Sports Fashion says it is on-track to deliver another year of good growth in revenues and earnings after delivering record 12-month results last year.... read more


Iberian Sport Retail Group joins supply chain platform

10 May 2019 | Hannah Abdulla

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.... read more


JD Sports "record" FY as sales surge by almost 50%

16 April 2019 | Beth Wright

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.... read more


JD Sports given the go-ahead on Footasylum takeover

12 April 2019 | Beth Wright

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.... read more


JD Sports buys Liam Gallagher's Pretty Green brand

5 April 2019 | Beth Wright

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.... read more


JD Sports takes stake in Footasylum

18 February 2019 | Hannah Abdulla

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.... read more


JD Sports full year on track as sales race ahead

14 January 2019 | Beth Wright

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. ... read more


Tesco and JD Sports back new retail leadership degree

5 December 2018 | Beth Wright

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.... read more


JD Sports H1 profit jump shows hope for UK retail

11 September 2018 | Hannah Abdulla

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. ... read more


Sports business boosts Pentland Brands FY

2 July 2018 | Beth Wright

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.... read more


JD Sports on track for FY, boosts store portfolio

28 June 2018 | Beth Wright

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.... read more


JD Sports completes $558m Finish Line acquisition

18 June 2018 | Beth Wright

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


JD Sports hails "excellent" FY, profit up 24%

17 April 2018 | Beth Wright

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.... read more


JD Sports Fashion enhances Iberia presence

1 February 2018 | Beth Wright

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.... read more


JD Sports ups guidance on strong sales growth

16 January 2018 | Michelle Russell

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.... read more


JD Sports enters South Korea with Hot-T JV

15 September 2017 | Beth Wright

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.... read more


Pentland Brands FY boosted by sports brands

17 July 2017 | Michelle Russell

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.... read more


Athleisure demand drives JD Sports 81% FY profit hike

11 April 2017 | Beth Wright

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.... read more


Focus International to steamline processes with PLM and ERP

29 March 2017 | Beth Wright

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. ... read more


JD Sports to merge Iberian business with Sport Zone

9 March 2017 | Michelle Russell

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.... read more


JD Sports snaps up distribution firm 2Squared Agency

24 January 2017 | Michelle Russell

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


JD Sports says FY profit to exceed expecations

12 January 2017 | Michelle Russell

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%.... read more


JD Sports refutes warehouse worker investigation claims

14 December 2016 | Michelle Russell

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.... read more


JD Sports shares rise on Go Outdoors acquisition

28 November 2016 | Michelle Russell

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). ... read more


JD Sports books record H1 on strong athleisure demand

13 September 2016 | Leonie Barrie

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.... read more


JD Sports FY earnings nearly double amid expansion

14 April 2016 | Michelle Russell

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


UK holiday retail roundup

14 January 2016 | Michelle Russell and Katie Smith

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". ... read more


JD Sports confident on "strong" FY trading

4 December 2015 | Michelle Russell

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


JD Sports H1 profit soars 88%

16 September 2015 | Katie Smith

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


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