JD Sports, the UK's largest sportswear store, issued a cautious statement on Thursday, citing concerns that inflation could drive up prices.

The company's remarks come amid rising energy and other prices in the United Kingdom.

Profit warnings have been issued by apparel retailers Primark and Asos, as well as online grocer Ocado Retail.

According to Neil Greenhalgh of Reuters, because its products are largely imported from Asia

Industrial action at ports such as Felixstowe and Liverpool, among others, had exacerbated supply chain issues.

JD sells international brands such as Nike, Adidas, and Reebok as well as private labels such as Pink Soda and Supply & Demand.

Customers were hesitant to purchase heavier autumn clothing such as sweatshirts and tracksuits while the weather remained mild.

JD, which has over 900 stores worldwide, reported that revenues in the second half of its fiscal year were up 8% year on year.