Britain’s JD Sports Fashion plans to look overseas for further growth after bucking a gloomy UK retail sector by boosting annual profit by a quarter, eyeing expansion in the U.S., Asia and other European markets.
JD Sports is riding high at the moment and that’s making it acquisition-hungry. The latest? US-based The Finish Line, with the company having entered a conditional (and game-changing) deal to buy it at the weekend.
The next London Fashion Week five-day season kicks off Friday morning; with a major drive to turns things ever more ecological; alongside a bittersweet farewell to the country’s most successful designer this century.