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How Footasylum ‘locked in’ Gen Z audience

With over 65 sport and streetwear stores on British high streets and a powerful online offering, Footasylum are so much more than your everyday...

Seven Dials ups the pace with Fashercise debut

Fashercise, the successful activewear e-commerce label, has selected Seven Dials for its first UK store.  Launching at 46 Monmouth Street this summer, the 650...

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...

Competition watchdog rules JD Sports must sell Footasylum

JD Sports must sell Footasylum after a watchdog found serious concerns that competition would be reduced following an in-depth investigation. The Competition and Markets Authority...

Sports retail giant Decathlon partners with Zeus Labs to handle UK freight

Zeus Labs, which is disrupting the freight industry with its next-generation digital solutions, has teamed up with the world’s largest sports retailer Decathlon to...

Decathlon Deutschland gets set for Scan & Go

The world’s largest sporting goods retailer, Decathlon, today announced it is rolling out MishiPay’s mobile self-checkout solution across its 81 German stores. The innovative...

Napoli become first football club to launch Amazon Brand Store

SSC Napoli has become the first football club in the world to launch its own exclusive Amazon Brand Store on,,,

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...

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...

Frasers forecasts full-year profit leap

Frasers Group has reported surging half-year profits and forecast a jump in annual earnings despite revealing a hit from supply chain costs and pandemic...