JD Sports began with its first store in Bury, Greater Manchester.
JD Sports opened its first store on Oxford Street, London.
57.5% of JD Sports Fashion Plc was bought by the Pentland Group.
JD Sports Fashion Plc was listed on the London Stock Exchange.
JD Sports Fashion Plc acquired Chausport, a French sports retailer; the Group's first international presence & entry into Europe.
The JD Group acquired Sprinter, a leading Spanish sports retailer, specialising in footwear, apparel & equipment; the Group's first entry into Spain.
JD Sports opened its first JD in Lille, France; our first store in Europe.
The JD Group expanded into the Outdoor market with Blacks and Millets joining the Group.
The JD Group acquired Hot-T, a South Korean retailer of sports branded footwear.
The JD Group acquired Go Outdoors, the UK's 'destination' for everything outdoors.
The JD Group launched its first JD Sports store in Malaysia; the Group's first entry into Asia Pacific. JD now has stores in Australia, Singapore & Thailand.
The JD Group also opened its first gym as part of JD Gyms; an affordable yet stylish gym concept.
The JD Group acquired Finish Line in the United States, a sports fashion retailer with a store presence across 44 states. JD Sports opened its first 5 JD stores in the USA: Chicago, Houston, Columbus, Washington and Indianapolis.
The JD Group was promoted to the FTSE100 list of largest businesses in the UK.
The JD Group now has over 2,400 stores in 19 countries, including over 700 JD Sports stores, as we continue to expand.