Bury-based JD Sports has "outperformed the sportswear market", its boss has said after the release of the company's latest figures.

Last week, the business delivered an update showing its trading outcome summary for the 53 weeks up to February 3 this year.

And the firm has achieved growth in a number of areas.

CEO of JD Sports Fashion Plc, Régis Schultz, said: “In our FY24 financial year, we outperformed the sportswear market, reflecting the strength of our business.

"We achieved like-for-like sales growth of over four per cent, organic growth of over eight per cent and our athleisure fascias achieved organic growth of over 10 per cent.

"We made good strategic progress, opening 215 new JD stores, and focusing our effort on developing JD and enhancing EPS through taking full control of ISRG and MIG.

"We expect profit before tax for the year to be in line with the guided range given in January."

Mr Schultz added: "Looking ahead, the current trading environment remains challenging due to less product innovation and elevated promotional activity, especially online.

"We anticipate trading conditions will improve as we move through the year, helped by a busy sporting summer and softer comparatives with last year.

"We continue to invest in our people and the infrastructure needed to deliver our long-term growth plan.

"I am excited about the opportunities for the JD Group going forward and our ability to deliver attractive returns to shareholders.”