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    Afterplay establishes e-tail platform for installment payments


    The payment processor Afterpay is launching an online platform, called Dropshop by Afterpay , that offers interest-free installment payment plans for exclusive or early access to certain products. For instance, working in partnership with The Finish Line , the U.S. sporting goods retailer recently acquired by JD Sports Fashion ...

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    At least seven more JD stores in Spain are in the works


    JD Sports is expanding rapidly in Spain, where it has already set up a network of a dozen stores in the last couple of years. It has just opened a store in a shopping center of Madrid, La Vanguardia, and according to CMDsport , it is planning to add ...

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    Ranking - The Largest Sporting Goods Retailers Worldwide


    This exclusive chart shows the revenue development of the major global sporting goods retailers in 2019 vs 2018. The chart and data can be downloaded. This is exclusive data and analysis for Premium Members.

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    Puma signs up Wizkid for new campaign with JD


    Puma has named Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun , best known as Wizkid , as the Puma x JD Ambassador for the relaunch of the Puma Suede Classics range for autumn/winter 2020. The campaign, due to be launched on Nov. 4 at and all major JD Sports ...

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    Analysis: The 10 major European sports retailers online


    The online retail business in the sporting goods sector has been growing stronger and stronger in recent years, and it has been accelerating during and after the first wave of the coronavirus pandemic. New business models and start-ups have disrupted classic sales channels. Players with strong roots in technology, data and innovation have been taking an increasing share of the market, profiting from deep consumer insights and trends. But brand awareness, people, careers and leadership are still playing a strong role in the success of any venture, as many of the examined companies stress on their B2B websites.

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    Ranking - The largest e-commerce sports shops in Europe


    This exclusive chart shows the largest e-commerce sports shops in Europe ranked by website visitors. Included are sporting goods retailer and e-tailer. The chart and data can be downloaded. This is exclusive data and analysis for Premium Members.

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    JD Sports signs one-year deal with Leeds


    JD Sports will be the official sleeve sponsor of Leeds United , the English football club in Leeds, Yorkshire, for the 2020/21 Premier League season. The club will play in the first tier of English football following its promotion in the 2019/20 season. JD Sports’ logo will appear on ...

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    JD Sports is Celtic’s new retail partner


    The Celtic football club has named JD Sports as its “official retail partner.” The official kits and training wear products of the Glasgow-based professional football club, which plays in the Scottish Premiership, will be available across the globe in JD’s physical and online stores as well as in ...

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    JD boosts its Iberian store count


    According to CMDsport , JD Sports has managed to open three new stores on the Iberian Peninsula – in or around Malaga, Ceuta and Oporto – amid all the re-openings of the post-pandemic. The highlight of the British retail chain’s new stores was the one that opened on June ...

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    JD’s takeover of Footasylum is blocked


    After a more in-depth review of JD Sports Fashion’s acquisition last year of the Footasylum chain in the U.K., Britain’s Competition and Markets Authority ( CMA ) announced on May 6 its decision to block it, arguing that it would lead to a “substantial lessening of competition nationally,” ...