JD Sports boss calls for London rent reduction as footfall ‘battered’ by Covid-19

JD Sports' new flagship store on Oxford Street

JD Sports boss Peter Cowgill says central London footfall has been “battered” by Brexit and Covid-19-induced lockdowns.

JD Sports boss Peter Cowgill said that although the retailer’s performance on reopening day was “at the upper end of expectations”, overall footfall in central London would take some time to recover. 

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