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JD Sports Fashion rides athleisure boom as sales rise 41% to £1.37bn

Posted On: Sep 12, 2017   |   Posted By: The Guardian

Shares up 9% as retail group sees pre-tax profits rise 33% to £102.7m on strong women's fashion and footwear sales Demand for sports-led womenswear continues to drive sales at JD Sports Fashion as the company shrugs off fears of a fashion meltdown on the high street. The retail group, which owns Blacks, Millets, Size and Go Outdoors as well as the JD Sports chain, reported a 33% rise in pre-tax profits to £102.7m in the six months to the end of July, as sales rose 41% to £1.37bn.

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