Established in the year 1983 by John Wardle and David Makin, JD Sports has long been established as the leading UK specialist retailer of fashionable branded, sports and casual wear. What started as a single shop in Bury, England has now expanded across the UK, and by 1996, JD has opened a total of 56 stores. By 2011, JD has dominated most of the EU, primarily in Germany, Ireland, France, Netherlands and Spain, with Denmark and Sweden to follow suit. At this moment in time, JD was already regarded as the most innovative visual merchandiser of sportswear with the best and most exclusive stylish range. Fast forward to 2016, JD officially launched its first store in Asia, right here in Malaysia. In November, JD opened its first flagship store in Pavilion Elite, Kuala Lumpur, and its third store in Asia in Sunway Velocity, Cheras. JD looks forward to a progressive development in Asia in the days to come.