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Analysis: How JD Sports has mastered its global ascent

Self-styled “king of trainers” JD Sports has been on an acquisition spree in recent months, focusing on the US. In December, it bought California-based Shoe Palace, which has a strong following among the Hispanic community. This was followed by the acquisition of sportswear brand DTLR in February, which trades through around 250 stores in the northern and eastern states of the country. Although the British retailer had already been present in the US since its acquisition of The Finish Line i