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Established in 1981 with a single store in the North West of England, JD Sports Fashion Plc is a leading multichannel retailer of sports fashion and outdoor brands in the UK and Europe.

The Group has over 1200 stores across a number of retail fascias and is proud of the fact that it always provides its customers with the latest products from the very best brands.

The Group embraces the latest online and instore digital technology providing it with a truly multichannel, international platform for future growth.


JD is acknowledged as the leading specialist multiple retailer of fashionable branded and own brand sports and casual wear in the UK and Republic of Ireland combining globally recognised brands such as Nike, adidas and The North Face with strong own brand labels such as Pink Soda, Supply & Demand and The Duffer of St George. JD continues to increase its presence in the European market with additional stores in all of our existing territories complemented by a multi-store acquisition in Portugal. The first JD store outside of Europe opened in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia in January 2016 with two further stores in the year to January 2017. JD is increasing its international presence with its first store in Australia due to open in Spring 2017.


Established in 2000, Size? specialises in supplying the finest products from the best brands in footwear, apparel and accessories. Initially set up to trial edgier product collections before introducing them to the mass market through the JD fascia, the Size? offer has since grown to include its own roster of highly sought-after worldwide exclusive product releases. Outside of the UK and Republic of Ireland, Size? now has stores in Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands and Spain.

Footpatrol is London’s best-known destination sneaker store, with a history in supplying the most exclusive footwear. It has been at the heart of supplying the sneaker fraternity with the most desirable footwear, apparel and accessories. Specialising in new and classic sneakers, limited editions, Japanese exclusives and rare deadstock, Footpatrol is based in the heart of Soho on Berwick Street.


Chausport operates throughout France retailing leading international footwear brands such as adidas, Nike and Timberland together with brands more specific to the local market such as Le Coq Sportif.


Sprinter is one of the leading sports retailers in Spain selling footwear, apparel, accessories and equipment for a wide range of sports as well as lifestyle casual wear and childrenswear. Their offer includes both international sports brands and successful own brands.

Sports Unlimited Retail operates in the Netherlands under the Perry Sport and Aktiesport fascias. Aktiesport is the largest sports retail business in the Netherlands selling a host of familiar brands such as Nike, adidas, Under Armour and Reebok. Perry Sport sells a large array of product types, operating simultaneously in the sports fashion, sports equipment and outdoor sectors.

Next Athleisure operates 32 stores and a trading website in Australia under the Glue and Superglue retail banners. Glue and Superglue stores offer cutting-edge youth fashion from international and local brands such as Denham, Ivy Park, Nude Lucy and Superga with a blend of contemporary, ageless, vintage and modern styles as well as the classics across menswear, womenswear, shoes and accessories.


Scotts retails fashion and sport led brands with authority to older, more affluent male consumers largely beyond school age, stocking brands such as EA7, Lacoste, Fred Perry, adidas Originals and Pretty Green.

Tessuti’s vision is to become the first choice retailer for branded premium menswear fashion in the UK. The current stores offer customers a strong mix of brands including Hugo Boss, Ralph Lauren Polo, Canada Goose and Stone Island.

Cloggs is an online niche retailer of premium branded footwear. Cloggs also has three stores in Shrewsbury, York and Newcastle.

Mainline Menswear is an online niche retailer of premium branded Men’s apparel and footwear, stocking brands such as Armani, Hugo Boss and Ralph Lauren.

GETTHELABEL is an online and catalogue business which offers customers significant savings on branded fashion and footwear.

JD Gyms offer exceptional fitness facilities in nine prime city centre locations. JD Gyms have the latest gym equipment and workout techniques, providing a whole host of effective fitness classes and unrivalled onsite support and advice. The JD Gym at Liverpool was announced as the ‘Best Budget Gym’ at the National Fitness Awards in 2016, the second consecutive year that JD Gyms has won this prestigious award.


Kooga Rugby operates within the UK as a direct to retail business. Kooga also provides licenses for the use of the brand in domestic and international markets to distributors of rugby apparel, equipment, team wear and leisurewear ranges.


Kukri Sports is an international sportswear manufacturer supplying bespoke teamwear to many leading schools, colleges and universities. In addition, Kukri is sole kit supplier to a number of high profile professional teams and will once again be the official kit supplier to Team England for the 2018 Commonwealth Games.


Focus are involved in the design, sourcing and distribution of footwear and apparel both for own brand and licensed brands, such as Peter Werth, Fly 53, Ecko, Ellesse, and Voi Footwear, for both Group and external customers.

Source Lab is a football license business in the UK working with some of the biggest and best known names in world football designing, sourcing and distributing mono branded apparel as well as supplying club retail operations. Source Lab has an impressive license portfolio which includes Chelsea, Arsenal, Manchester City and Barcelona.

Nicholas Deakins was launched in 1991 and is firmly established as one of the UK’s leading footwear and clothing lifestyle brands with a reputation for innovative, original design and quality manufacture. Nicholas Deakins celebrated their 25th Anniversary in September 2016.