OUTDOOR CHAIN ACQUIRES WELL KNOWN EQUESTRIAN RETAILER

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Equestrian concessions planned for new owner’s megastores.

GO Outdoors, the UK’s largest outdoor retailer, has acquired Naylors Equestrian. The deal was completed on Thursday (19 November). 

Naylors will continue to operate through its three stores in Rochdale, Nantwich and Cannock and via its existing website.

Over the coming months, Naylors Equestrian concessions are to be introduced into GO Outdoors megastores.

“We see great potential in the equestrian market,” said Lee Bagnall, GO Outdoors’ CEO. 

“And by acquiring an established retailer with a great heritage and reputation along with an experienced team, we can offer our customers the very best choice for all their equestrian needs.”

66 stores

GO Outdoors, part of J D Sports Fashion Plc, was founded in Sheffield in 1998. It has more than 2 million sq ft of shop floor across 66 stores and stocks 250 outdoor brands.

Naylors was established in 1965 by Derrick Naylor. Naylors Saddlery, as it was then known, began with a shop in Norden, Rochdale, selling saddlery and riding clothing.  

In 2007, the Atkinson family acquired the business, re-named it Naylors Equestrian and developed its three stores and website. 

  • JD Sports is negotiating to buy the entire Debenhams business – including 124 stores - out of administration, The Times was reporting yesterday (24 November). 

Photo by Svilen Milev

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