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JD Sports snaps up menswear retailer Oi Polloi

10 May 2021 | Michelle Russell

Sports retail giant JD Sports has acquired Manchester-based cult clothing brand Oi Polloi.... read more


JD Sports ends year with sales growth

13 April 2021 | Beth Wright

Sports retail giant JD Sports Fashion Plc has emerged from a year of disruption in a position of sales growth, one analyst says, with revenues for the year up GBP56.5m (US$77.8m) on the previous twelve months. ... read more


JD Sports completes US$495m DTLR Villa purchase

18 March 2021 | Beth Wright

Sports retail giant JD Sports Fashion Plc has completed its US$495m acquisition of US athletic footwear and apparel streetwear retailer DTLR Villa in a move that extends its presence in the north and east of the United States.... read more


JD Sports expands European footprint with MIG

12 March 2021 | Beth Wright

Sports retail giant JD Sports Fashion Plc has struck a deal to acquire a 60% stake in Poland's Marketing Investment Group (MIG), which sells a range of sports fashion footwear and apparel from leading global brands, primarily under the Sizeer and 50 Style fascias.... read more


JD Sports share placing adds firepower for more M&A

4 February 2021 | Michelle Russell

Sports retail giant JD Sports has raised GBP464m (US$634m) in its latest share placing to support future acquisition opportunities.... read more


JD Sports on acquisition spree with DTLR Villa buy

1 February 2021 | Michelle Russell

JD Sports Fashion Plc has made its third acquisition in just over a month with the purchase of US athletic footwear and apparel streetwear retailer DTLR Villa.... read more


JD Sports explores funding options to fuel expansion

26 January 2021 | Hannah Abdulla

UK sports retailer JD Sports has confirmed it is exploring additional funding options to allow it to invest in future strategic opportunities, as reports surfaced it is in talks for a GBP400m (US$547.9m) share sale as it eyes further expansion opportunities.... read more


Pentland Brands hires first "positive business" director

21 January 2021 | Beth Wright

Pentland Brands has appointed its first positive business director to drive the company's strategy to deliver on its commitment to take action for people and the planet. ... read more


JD Sports continues to prosper through heightened restrictions

11 January 2021 | Beth Wright

JD Sports Fashion Plc says it is confident group headline profit before tax for the full year will be significantly ahead of current market expectations and total at least GBP400m (U$539.6m).... read more


Debenhams to begin wind-down of UK operations

1 December 2020 | Michelle Russell

UK department store chain Debenhams is to begin a wind-down of its operations after JD Sports Fashion, Britain's largest sportswear retailer, ended rescue talks this week and administrators failed to find an alternative buyer for the business.... read more


JD Sports eyeing Debenhams takeover?

24 November 2020 | Hannah Abdulla

Department store group Debenhams is reportedly in exclusive talks with JD Sports Fashion, Britain's largest sportswear retailer, about a rescue deal that could secure the jobs of thousands of retail workers.... read more


JD Sports granted new hope for Footasylum takeover

13 November 2020 | Beth Wright

A decision by the UK competition watchdog to block the proposed takeover of Footasylum by JD Sports Fashion, Britain's largest sportswear retailer, has been quashed by the Competition Appeal Tribunal.... read more


Pentland Brands names new brand boss for Canterbury and Mitre

13 October 2020 | Beth Wright

Pentland Brands has named Jodie Soussan as the new global brand director for its Canterbury and Mitre brands in the latest of a series of management changes.... read more


Pentland Brands appoints new CEO in management reshuffle

9 September 2020 | Michelle Russell

Pentland Brands has made a number of management changes, including the appointment of Chirag Patel as chief executive officer.... read more


Weak footfall and shift to online weighs on JD Sports H1

8 September 2020 | Michelle Russell

JD Sports saw both earnings and sales slide in its first half as weak footfall and additional costs associated with a shift in revenues to online channels during temporary store closures weighed on results.... read more


JD Sports fined over breach of order in Footasylum case

5 August 2020 | Michelle Russell

JD Sports Fashion and its largest shareholder Pentland Group have been fined by the UK Competition & Markets Authority (CMA) for breaching an order related to its acquisition of Footasylum.... read more


JD Sports grows FY profits but warns on future viability

7 July 2020 | Michelle Russell

JD Sports Fashion Plc saw earnings and sales grow in its last financial year but has warned the future viability of the business is uncertain due to the pandemic and has called for "realism" on rents and leases as the coronavirus continues to impact trading.... read more


JD Sports buys back Go Outdoors after administration

24 June 2020 | Beth Wright

JD Sports Fashion Plc has re-acquired the Go Outdoors business in a GBP56.5m (US$70.7m) pre-pack deal after placing the specialist camping division into administration.... read more


JD Sports readies administrators for Go Outdoors

22 June 2020 | Beth Wright

JD Sports Fashion Plc has filed a notice to appoint administrators to its specialist camping division Go Outdoors.... read more