Sports Direct International PLC (SPD)
The Sports Direct International PLC retail chain was formed in the year 1982; headquartered in London, the United Kingdom, is a well-known supplier of retails sports, footwear, leisure clothing, apparel and equipment products through a network of retail stores and online channels. It engages in five segments: European Retail, Wholesale & Licensing, UK Sports Retail, Rest of World Retail, and Premium Lifestyle. The company’s business operations are spread across 20 countries having an average active directory customers base of around 26,500 users. The company business operations spread across the 494 stores in the United Kingdom and Northern Ireland, 221 stores in Europe, 30 stores in Malaysia, 49 stores in the United States and 34 premium stores. In 2007, the company was listed on the London Stock Exchange and a part of the FTSE 100 index.
The company offers its products under its own brands, which include Lonsdale, Voodoo Dolls, Hot Tuna, Slazenger, Antigua, Donnay, Title, Campri, Lillywhites, Nevica, Golddigga, No Fear, Carlton, Karrimor, Full Circle, Rock & Rags, Soviet, USA PRO, Muddyfox, Gelert, Everlast, SoulCal, Sondico, Fabric, Silver Fox, LA Gear, Firetrap, Crafted, and Kangol; and third-party brands. It offers a range of footwear, equipment, and sporting apparel through USC fascias and SPORTSDIRECT.com.