Analysis: Why would JD Sports want to buy Debenhams?

Debenhams Livingston

JD Sports has emerged as the frontrunner to acquire Debenhams and exclusive talks to buy the struggling department store business are underway.

JD Sports has made a name for itself as a stock market darling that delivers consistent sales and profit growth and is respected by the powerhouse brands it sells and investors alike.

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