JJB Sports plc is one of the UK’s leading high street sports retailer. JJB was originally formed in 1971 to acquire a single sports store which had been established in Wigan during the early 1900s. The store portfolio grew to 120 stores in 1994, at which point the Company was floated on the London Stock Exchange.
In 1998, JJB Sports acquired the business of Sports Division, which was JJB’s largest competitor at the time. The acquisition then made JJB the largest sports retailer in the UK at that time.
JJB now runs a portfolio of some 250 stores and is focused on being “Serious About Sport”.