Sports, leisure & outdoors

The latest news, analysis, data and video on sports, leisure & outdoors retailing including Sports Direct, JD Sports and WiggleCRC.

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League table: Who have been Covid’s retail winners and losers?


Retail is in the midst of one of the most challenging periods in its history as the coronavirus pandemic wreaks havoc across the industry.


Explore: Sports, leisure and outdoors retailing

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100 days since stores reopened: 10 key lessons retailers have learned


Today marks 100 days since retailers were allowed to reopen their stores following lockdown – and the retail landscape has changed dramatically. Retail Week analyses the key lessons retailers have learned since June 15

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Analysis: How coronavirus has shifted JD Sports boss Cowgill’s priorities


JD Sports has made a name for itself as one of UK retail’s star performers. And despite the hammer blows coronavirus has delivered to swathes of the sector, the sports fashion giant has emerged bruised but still swinging.



From e-bikes to pound shops: Meet the businesses filling gaps on the high street


While the pandemic continues to force many retailers to the wall, there are some old and new businesses still snapping up space. Retail Week meets those with ambitious store opening plans.

How Nike, Unilever and Gymshark are building DTC empires – and the retail fightback

How Nike, Unilever and Gymshark are building DTC empires – and the retail fightback
  • Hear from bosses at Nike, Nespresso, Gymshark and Heinz on how and why they have bypassed legacy retail
  • Learn how retailers can use data and great customer experience to work with DTC brands
  • Gain insight into the most disrupted sectors including food, fitness, and health and beauty
  • Adidas predicts 60% of its sales will be DTC by the end of this year