Sports Direct: number of sports retail stores in the United Kingdom (UK) 2012-2019

Sports Direct is a retail empire, and UK sports retail is its heartland. In 2019, the British sports fashion retailer’s store portfolio included 540 locations in the UK. In addition to its own-brand stores, Sports Direct’s sports retail business also includes stores operated by the branded clothing company USC.  

European Sports retail

  Sports Direct’s presence in the sports fashion scene extends beyond the UK. The retailer’s European sports retail fascia now runs over 250 stores in this region, spread across several countries. Combined with sales made in the UK, the revenue of Sports Direct in Europe increased annually between 2013 and 2018.   

Sports Direct buy-outs

  Sports Direct has recently been in the news a lot. This is due to its CEO Mike Ashley’s continued attempts at buying out a number of high street retailers who had to go into administration. House of Fraser is one such retailer, who is now fully owned by Sports Direct. In the first half year of the fiscal year 2018/2019, the department store retailer delivered its first financial results as a new member of the Sports Direct family.

Number of sports retail stores operated by Sports Direct in the United Kingdom (UK) from fiscal year 2012 to 2019

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Release date

August 2019


Europe, United Kingdom

Survey time period

2012 to 2019

Supplementary notes

Number of stores as of year end. Fiscal years end on the last Sunday in April of the respective year.
Figures for years prior to 2018 were provided in previous annual reports by the source.

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