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JD Sports gears up to open new store in Cheltenham

Canada Life Asset Management, jointly represented by ARC Retail and Colliers International, has signed JD Sports Fashion plc to prominent premises in Cheltenham’s Regent...

Craghoppers to launch Northern Ireland debut at Victoria square

Victoria Square has announced the signing of Craghoppers, the global outdoor and adventure travel specialist, for its debut stand-alone brand store in Northern Ireland. Craghoppers...

JD Sports delivers bumper profits after post-lockdown demand surge

JD Sports revealed a surge in profits as pent-up demand from shoppers returning to stores and strong online sales helped drive the retailer to...

Watchdog says findings back decision to block JD Sports’ Footasylum takeover

The UK competition regulator has said it still has concerns that JD Sports’ proposed takeover of rival Footasylum could “lead to a worse deal...

Mike Ashley ‘set to step down’ as boss of Sports Direct’s parent company

Sports Direct founder Mike Ashley is set to step down from leading his retail empire and hand the reins to his prospective son-in-law, according...

Mike Ashley’s Frasers Group set for ‘upbeat’ update after reopening stores

Sports Direct owner Frasers Group is expected to unveil an “upbeat” trading update amid hopes its sales will have rebounded strongly after the reopening...

JD Sports ups profit outlook but remains cautious amid rise in Covid cases

Retailer JD Sports has increased its profit outlook after solid trading since shops reopened, but warned over the impact of the current resurgence in...

JD Sports to buy majority stake in Spain’s Deporvillage in £120 million deal

JD Sports is set to buy a majority stake in Spanish retailer Deporvillage in a deal worth about £120 million (140.4 million euros). Shares in...

Halfords set to see profits almost double as public transport ditched for bikes

Halfords’ profits are set to almost double for the past year after people shunned public transport in favour of bikes and cars during the...

JD Sports denies hunting for new chief

JD Sports has denied it is searching for a new chairman or chief executive amid reports it is planning a succession. The business said it...