JD SPORTS PLANS LARGE EXPANSION IN FRANCE
31 Aug, 2011, France
Cushman & Wakefield has been exclusively retained by JD Sports for an aggressive expansion in France. The agent will be looking to secure high street and shopping centre locations for a significant number of stores 400 sq.m - 1000 sq.m in size.
The JD Group currently trades from c. 500 stores operating in both the sports and branded fashion markets. In 2009 the JD Group acquired Chausport which operates from 75 stores throughout France.
Nigel Keen, Group Property Director, JD Sports, said, “We are targeting the main urban areas across France to build upon the successful opening of three trial stores in Lille, Paris (Evry 2) and Lyons.”
Mark Barrett, associate in the cross-border retail team of Cushman & Wakefield, said, “JD Sports has consolidated its position as the leading UK retailer of sports and casual wear in recent years and is in a strong position financially to now expand into France.”
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