Athleisure boom fuels bumper sales at JD Sports

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    Sales jumped 10% at sportswear giant as trend for casual dressing work gathers paceSportswear giant JD Sports has reported stellar sales as the “athleisure” boom turns trainers and hoodies into big business.The retailer was the biggest riser in the FTSE 100 on Tuesday after underlying sales at its UK stores jumped 10% in the first half of its financial year. The shares were on track for a record close, having climbed more than 8% to 686p on the back of the better than expected figures. Continue reading…