On September 14, 2021, JD Sports reported its first half financial results. Despite the implications brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic, JD Sports delivered total revenue growth and an overall improvement in operating performance. Whilst there were further periods of temporary store closures in many markets during the first half of 2021, the financial impact of the pandemic was less severe than the prior year with stores in some markets, including the United States (US), largely trading free from restrictions. Ultimately, total Group revenue for H121 increased to approximately £3.9billion, illustrating an overall improvement of approximately 52.7% or £1.3billion on a comparable basis (H120: £2.5billion), with a number of recently acquired businesses also included in the first half results for the first time. Click here to access the report