JD Sports Fashion (formerly The John David Group) wants everyone to be a sport, or at least dress like one. The retailer operates about 450 sport and athletic-inspired fashion apparel and footwear stores in the UK and Ireland under the JD Sports, Size, Bank, and Scotts banners. More than 300 JD Sports shops sell Converse, K-Swiss, and Nike brand footwear and clothing, among other brands, for men, women, and kids. Adding to its retail presence in Ireland, JD Sports acquired athletic clothing and footwear retailer Champion Sports, which is based in the Republic of Ireland, in 2011. Pentland Group, the firm behind the Speedo and Lacoste brands, owns about 55% of JD Sports Fashion.