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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Where retail’s top bosses love to shop


As the retail sector finds its feet again in the months following reopening, which shops are the industry’s leaders most excited to get back to? Retail Week asks retail CEOs what their favourite stores are and why.


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Store gallery: Foot Locker’s first-ever community hub store


Foot Locker has opened its first-ever community hub in a revamped store in Brixton, London.



First look: Halfords unveils new ‘hyper local’ store and garage format


Halfords has launched a new customer service-focused store concept in Colchester connecting its autocentre and cycling offer, which boss Graham Stapleton has hailed as “the future of Halfords”.

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Michael Murray: The man Mike Ashley is entrusting with the future of Frasers


Who is the man Sports Direct founder Mike Ashley has appointed as his successor and can he turn around the retailer’s fortunes?

The UK retail’s most influential leaders unveiled


The Retail 100 ranks the people transforming retail, speaking out, innovating, making headlines and driving growth.

This year’s ranking – produced in association with partners Braze, Mode and Okta – places special emphasis on leaders who have shown continued resilience and stepped up their support for colleagues and customers during Covid-19, while pivoting their businesses for the post-pandemic world too.