Global sports fashion retailer JD Sports has opened a new 14,196 square foot store at West Edmonton Mall.
The new store is located on Level Two, Phase II of the mall beside UNIQLO and across from lululemon and Apple.
This is the third store in the Canadian marketplace, following the brand’s first two storefronts in CF Fairview Mall in Toronto and Guildford Town Centre in Vancouver.
“We’re really happy about how the marketplace has responded to JD Sports. From queues at our store openings to the growth of our social media accounts and ecom site, we’re seeing that the brand is resonating with Canadians,” says brand manager, Rolf Savella. “We feel like we’re bringing new energy to the market with a great roster of global brands and a product mix for the whole family. We look to keep this momentum going with our next store in West Edmonton Mall.”
The WEM store has opened with a full slate of brands, including Nike, Jordan and adidas in addition to bringing exclusives through its Global Access program. This will bring special make ups (SMUs) of footwear and apparel from brand partners and private labels such as Pink Soda and Supply & Demand.
JD has over 850 stores in 20 territories around the world and is in the process of expanding across Canada.
Jordan Karp of Savills Canada is representing the retailer throughout the Canadian expansion. JD Sports is looking for shopping centre, urban street-front and outlet mall retail spaces. Suburban mall locations will ideally be in the 8,000-10,000 square foot range with Canadian stores generally in the 6,000 – 20,000+ square foot range depending on location.
JD Sports partnered with Amachris Corporation to build out the West Edmonton Mall location.
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