JD Sports sees sales slump against World Cup levels

JD Sports reported a deterioration in same-store sales but said the weak performance was attributable partly to tough comparisons in the run up to last year's football World Cup.

The group, which operates 350 JD Sports and Size? outlets in the UK, said like-for-like sales for the first 18 weeks of the financial year fell 2.8 per cent, compared to a 1.2 per cent decline in the first eight weeks.