JD Sports Review & News.

May 2012: JD Sports are offering FREE UK Delivery on all orders over £50. 

JD Sports History.

JD Sports began when John David Sports was founded in 1981 with one shop in Bury, In 2002 JD acquired nearly 200 further stores with the acquisition of First Sport from Blacks Leisure and in 2005 JD also purchased over 70 stores from the Administrators of Allsports confirming their position as the leading UK retailer of fashionable sports and casual wear. They were originally founded by John Wardle and David Makin who eventually sold their shares in the firm in 2005.

 Results Year Ended 29th January 2012.

Total revenue increased by 14.8% in the year to £883.7 million (2010: £769.8 million) principally as a result of three factors: the Group's positive like for like sales performance of 3.1%, a net increase of 15 stores and £41.5 million of sales from the pre acquisition period of the Chausport, Canterbury and Kooga businesses.

Operating profit (before exceptional items) increased by £12.6 million to £79.9 million (2010: £67.3 million), a 19% increase on last year which follows a 24% rise in the previous year. Group operating margin (before exceptional items) has therefore increased by a further 0.3% to 9.0% (2010: 8.7%).

JD Sports Financial Results Year Ended 29th January 2011.

JD Sports revenue for the 52 week period ended 29th January 2011 was £883.6 million  (up 14.8%) and profit before tax was £78.6 million (up 28.1%).

During the year they acquired Sonneti, Chilli Pepper and Nanny State brands. The programme of store development has continued with 28 store openings and 24 refurbishments or conversions. These include the opening of 3 JD stores in France, 5 new Chausport stores, 2 new Size stores and 3 new JD stores in airport locations. They also opened a JD store at one of the UK’s busiest train stations (Liverpool Street). 21 Sports Fascias stores were closed in the period including 6 smaller Chausport stores.

JD Sports Financial Results Year Ended 30/01/2010.

JD Sports revenue for the 52 week period ended 30 January 2010 was £769.8 million and profit before tax was £61.4 million. Key strategic acquisitions made in the year included Chausport in France for £7.9 million and on 4 August 2009 JD acquired the key trading assets and trade ofCanterbury Europe Limited  along with the global rights to the world famous heritage rugby brands of ‘Canterbury’ and ‘Canterbury of New Zealand’. The Canterbury brand was established in New Zealand over 100 years ago and has become the world’s foremost rugby brand, distributing  both  technical and lifestyle footwear, apparel and accessories.Shop numbers wereJD 315, Chausport 75, Size 17 , First Sport 8 , Nike 2,Other Fascias 3, Bank 65, Scotts 38.

JD Sports is the UK’s leading sports fashion retailer. Offering an extensive on-line range of men's, women's and junior's trainers, footwear, clothing and accessories - of which 80% is exclusive to JD. The current product range covers all the popular brands such as Nike, Adidas, Timberland, Lacoste, K-Swiss, Ecko, Puma and many more including the JD exclusive brands McKenzie and Carbrini. There's also free UK delivery on orders over £50, with international shipping also available USA, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark,Faroe Islands, Finland, France, Germany, Gibraltar, Greece, Greenland, Hong Kong, Iceland, Italy, Japan, Liechenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey and UAE.

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