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JD Sports


Established in 1982 with a single store, JD Sports is a British sports-fashion retail company based in Bury, Greater Manchester, England with shops throughout the United Kingdom, Europe, the United States, Asia and Australia.

In 2002, it acquired almost 200 more stores by taking over the First Sport chain.

Since 2005, JD has been controlled by the private Pentland Group, which owns sports and fashion brands including Speedo and Ellesse. In 2019 it acquired smaller AIM-listed rival Footasylum for £90m.

For more news about JD Sports, see our related stories below company information.

Company Information
Revenue: £6.11 billion (Group 2020)
Annual Online Sales:

£1.4 billion (Group 2020)

Segments / Shopping Categories:

Menswear; Womenswear; Sportswear; Footwear; Kidswear; Accessories

Company Size (No. of Employees): 15,333 (2020)
Parent Company/Key Investors:

Majority owned by Pentland Group

UK Standalone Stores: 402
International Stores & Stockists: 379
Total Global Stores & Stockists: 781
Group Companies:

JD; Size?; Foot Patrol; chausport; Sprinter; Perry Sport; Aktie Sport; Sport Zone; Mainline; scotts; Tessuti; Kukri;; JD Gyms; Focus; Source Lab; Nicholas Deakins; Kids Cavern; Finish Line; 2Squared; Blacks; Millets; Ultimate Outdoors; Tiso; Footasylum

Key Brands Stocked:

Nike; adidas; The North Face; Puma

Payment Methods:

Debit card; Credit card; American Express; PayPal; Klarna; Apple Pay; Laybuy; Clearpay

Student Discount:

JD Sports offers 20% off with UNiDAYS

Delivery Options:

JDX Unlimited delivery; Standard delivery; Next Day delivery; Premium Next Day delivery; Express delivery; Click and Collect; Click and Post Office Collect

Contact Information
Head Office Address:
Hollinsbrook Way, Pilsworth, Bury BL9 8RR
Head Office Telephone: 0161 393 7055
PR Company:

JD Sports handles its own PR.

Key Executives

Peter Cowgill

Founder: John Wardle and David Makin
Merchandising Director: Sherilyn Paterson
Head of Sustainability: Rachel Lauren Johnson
Head of Marketing: Jamie Bown
HR Director: Nicola Kowalczuk
Chief Financial Officer: Neil Greenhalgh

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