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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

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

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

Pentland Brands strengthens Berghaus product team

18 December 2019 | Michelle Russell

Pentland Brands has appointed former Nike and Columbia Sportswear executive Paul Anderton as head of category for product innovation for the Berghaus brand.... 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

UK: JD Sports fashion division a cause for concern

15 April 2014 | Michelle Russell

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.... read more

UK: JD Sports fashion arm widens annual loss

15 April 2014 | Michelle Russell

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

UK: JD Sports shares climb on "record" H1

17 September 2014 | Michelle Russell

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.... read more

JD Sports H1 trading update: What the analysts say

17 September 2014 | Michelle Russell

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.... read more

JD Sports makes "strong" start to year

17 June 2015 | Michelle Russell

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.... 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 offloads Bank Fashion unit to Hilco

25 November 2014 | Michelle Russell

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

US: JD Sports should capitalise on Europe opportunity

18 September 2014 | Michelle Russell

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.... 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

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

Administrators make Bank Fashion redundancies

16 January 2015 | Michelle Russell

The joint administrators of Bank Fashion have made 35 redundancies at the retailer's head office.... 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 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 slams Footasylum merger findings as "flawed"

11 February 2020 | Michelle Russell

JD Sports says the provisional findings of the UK competition watchdog's probe into its acquisition of rival Footasylum are "fundamentally flawed" and demonstrate "a complete misunderstanding" of the market.... 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 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 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 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

UK: Sports Direct takes 4.6% stake in Debenhams

13 January 2014 | Michelle Russell

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