Mixed bag of results for JD Sports

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The Independent Online

While sales of trainers and tracksuits at JD Sports are sprinting along, the group's camping and other clothing stores have not quite broken out into a jog so far this year.

"Robust", was the City verdict on business at JD's eponymous stores, where sales rose 7 per cent during the 18 weeks to 8 June. But Bank and Scotts, JD offshoots that sell brands such as Superdry, Pauls Boutique and Lipsy, suffered a 5 per cent decline in sales in that same period. Its outdoor stores, Millets and Blacks, will make "a substantial but significantly reduced loss" for the year.