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JD Williams


JD Williams is an online retailer offering womenswear for 45+ customers and their families, with ranges for women, men, home and kids. JD Williams is part of the fashion group, N Brown Group which is also parent company to brands Simply Be and Jacamo.

In 2019, N Brown posted further sales declines, but has insisted its turnaround strategy is bearing fruit in “challenging” markets as online trade lifted. The group said total revenue dropped -3.8% in the 13 weeks to June 1, dragged lower by a -5.4% fall in product sales from the managed decline of its traditional mail order business.

Its shift away from legacy catalogue brands saw online sales rise 3% in its first quarter, with 83% of total revenue now digital.

Manchester-headquartered N Brown said online sales of its so-called power brands JD Williams and Simply Be rose 5.9% and 4.6% respectively, with a 10.1% surge for Ambrose Wilson. Online sales of womenswear lifted 5.7% and menswear increased 8.8%.

Company Information
Annual Online Sales: £159,500,000
Parent Company/Key Investors: N Brown Group
Number of Brands Stocked: Approx 100
Key Brands Stocked: Levis; Oasis; Monsoon; Tommi Hilfiger; Vera Moda; Yumi; Vans; Uggs; Adidas; New Balance; Puma
Payment Methods: Debit card; Credit card; Google Pay
Delivery Options: Stand delivery, Next day delivery; Click and collect; Nominated delivery
Key Countries Shipped To: UK; USA; UAE; Russia; China; Australia
Inseason Full-price: Yes
Marketplace / Aggregator: Yes
Contact Information
Head Office Address:
Griffin House, 40 Lever Street, Manchester M60 6ES
Head Office Telephone: 0161 236 8256
Website Traffic: 3.44M (on desktop and mobile web in the last 6 months). Source: SimilarWeb
PR Company: JD Williams handles their own PR. Suzi Burns -PR Manager Suzi.Burns@jdwilliams.co.uk 0161 238 2756 Jenni Bamford - Senior Press Officer Jenni.Bamford@jdwilliams.co.uk 0161 238 2756
Key Executives
Chief Executive: Steve Johnson
Buying Director: Martin Roberts
Design Director: Peter Moffatt
Head of Marketing: Mandy Ward
Chief People Officer: Alyson Fadil

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