Sports, leisure & outdoors

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Peter Cowgill JD Sports


JD Sports boss Cowgill: How ‘monumental’ DTLR deal turbocharges US ambitions


JD Sports boss Peter Cowgill tells Retail Week why the retailer’s latest $495m acquisition has set it up to crack America.


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How Halfords and Studio Retail emerged as Covid winners

2020-11-26T06:00:00+00:00By ,

From rapid pivots to reprioritising projects, two of retail’s big winners during Covid – Halfords and Studio Retail – share the secrets to their successful transformations.

James Sawley


‘Retailers’ cash is stronger than expected, but the outlook has weakened’


HSBC UK head of retail and leisure James Sawley takes the temperature of retail performance and finances as a new lockdown begins.

JD Sports, New York


In pictures: JD Sports unveils New York flagship


JD Sports has launched a multistorey flagship store on New York’s iconic Times Square in a bid to drive the retailer’s reputation stateside.

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