JD Sports store numbers worldwide 2013-2019, by region

JD Sports is a British sports fashion conglomerate with over 300 international branches in addition to its inventory of UK-based stores. The company trades in both retail and wholesale, sells premium athletic brands as well as its own brand of clothing and sportswear. As of January 2019, JD Sports operates 696 stores worldwide.

JD Sports vs. Sports Direct

JD Sports is one of two big names of British sports fashion sector. Having reported high flying profit figures in recent years, the financial performance of JD Sports has been more impressive than the other contender, Sports Direct. In just a matter of a year, JD Sports went from 1.5 billion British pounds to 2.2 billion British pounds between 2018 and 2019.

Takeovers and expansion

Besides being rivals in sports fashion retail, JD Sports and Sports Direct have another thing in common. While the two brands compete for supremacy on the British high street, they both keep their eyes on smaller or struggling sports and fashion brands, and expand their business by takeovers. Since 2011, JD Sports acquired Champion Sports, GO Outdoors and Finish Line in addition to several other retail brands in Europe, Asia and the United States. Subsequently, the company’s overall retail space, including sports fashion and outdoor divisions, reached over 10 million square feet by 2019.

Number of JD Sports stores worldwide from 2013 to 2019, by geographical region

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Source

Release date

May 2019

Region

Worldwide, United Kingdom

Survey time period

2013 to 2019

Supplementary notes

Data is as of fiscal year ending on the nearest Saturday to January 31 of each year.
Data for years prior to 2018 is published in previous annual reports by the source.

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