JD Sports: young people eager to spend despite Covid crisis

Group, which includes Blacks, Millets and Go Outdoors, says shoppers were keen to socialise

JD Sports has credited the hunger of its younger customers to “get out and socialise” for stronger than expected sales during the pandemic.

The casualwear retail group, which also owns Size?, Blacks Leisure, Millets and Go Outdoors as well as Finish Line in the US, said sales slid by just 6.5% to £2.5bn in the six months to 1 August as its customers shopped online during the lockdown and then quickly returned to shops when they reopened.

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