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JD Sports Fashion Plc

30 September 2022

JD and Nike launch Connected Partnership to unlock unprecedented access to member-exclusive products

-- The integrated rewards programme gives customers priority access to select Nike member-exclusive products, experiences and offers

-- JD Sports is the first European partner to go live with Nike's Connected Partnership, strengthening a long-standing successful strategic relationship

-- Collaboration delivers unmatched value for customers, expanding JD's unrivalled Nike product offering and further enhancing both companies' omnichannel experience

30 September 2022 - JD Sports Fashion Plc ('JD'), one of the world's leading retailers of sports, fashion and outdoor brands, today announces that it has been selected as Nike's first European retail partner for its Connected Partnership, designed to enhance the shopping experience of customers through access to an additional range of Nike member-exclusive products and experiences.

Nike's Connected Partnership - a transformative integrated loyalty programme - offers JD's customers, starting in the UK, unprecedented access to select Nike member-only footwear and apparel when they opt to link their JD and Nike Membership accounts through the JD mobile app.

By linking their membership accounts, JD and Nike customers unlock an instant reward bonus, curated collections, and earlier access to select Nike member products. In future, connected members will also have the opportunity to benefit from exclusive experiences and services.

In this Connected Partnership the two companies will harness their technological and digital expertise to serve consumers in a more convenient and rewarding way. It also highlights JD and Nike's ability to provide a compelling and differentiated proposition both in-store and online through a deep understanding of their consumers.

The new integrated offering further cements JD and Nike's trusted partnership, redefining how brands and retailers work together to set the global standard for retail experience through best-in-class operations in stores and across digital channels.

Régis Schultz, CEO of JD Sports, said: "JD and Nike have a long and successful history of working together as strategic partners to bring customers an exceptional product offering and seamless omnichannel experience. This mutually beneficial partnership enhances our strong customer connections through best-in-class retail experiences and early access both in store and online to a select range of additional Nike products.

"This partnership - the first to launch in Europe - amplifies the combined strength of the Nike and JD brands with our shared consumers, by leaning into their behaviour and journeys and creating new, richer and more engaging experiences. It provides further opportunity to inspire the emerging generation of aspirational consumers, who can continue to feel confident that they are being offered the very best of Nike products when shopping at JD."

Carl Grebert, Vice President and General Manager EMEA of Nike, said : "Nike's brand is amplified when we work with like-minded partners to serve those who love sport. Linking up with JD enables us to further extend the best selection of innovative sport performance and lifestyle footwear and apparel from Nike, with the power of digital and physical retail.

"Connected partnerships allow us to know and serve Nike members across the marketplace, however, wherever and whenever they shop Nike. We aim to serve JD members with compelling connected member benefits and distinctive experiences."


Notes to editor:

Further Information - JD x Nike:

-- JD is a UK based global omni-channel retailer with approximately 3,400 stores across 35 territories, including a strong presence in the UK, Europe, North America and Asia Pacific.

-- JD Connected partnership is now live in the UK on the JD App, with expansion plans across key EMEA countries and stores.


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