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Bernadette Kissane | 22 Dec 2016

Sportswear giant Adidas is gaining traction in the US – the largest sportswear market in the world. Bernadette Kissane, senior research analyst for apparel and footwear at Euromonitor International, looks at how the company can maintain momentum and further expand its presence in this core country.


Guest author | 17 Aug 2016

3D printing has already transformed the manufacturing process in many industries, but an assessment of the technology by analysts at Bernstein Research seems to suggest much more progress still needs to be made before it has the potential to impact apparel.


Debra Cobb | 18 Jan 2016

Faced with downward pressure on demand from unseasonably warm weather, the outdoor industry is broadening its appeal to work across multiple end-uses. New product introductions at the recent Outdoor Retailer trade show included innovations in outerwear, performance denim, and wool.


Katie Smith | 23 Dec 2015

Among the industry executives who spoke with just-style this year were William E Connor, chairman and CEO of William E Connor & Associates; Patagonia's director of social & environmental responsibility Cara Chacon; Frank Henke, global director of social and environmental affairs at German sporting goods giant Adidas Group; and Esquel Group vice chairman and CEO John Cheh. 

Latest Interviews

Leonie Barrie | 20 Mar 2015

“You cannot solve the sustainability agenda overnight,” explains Frank Henke, global director of social and environmental affairs at German sporting goods giant Adidas Group. Indeed, as he tells just-style, the company has faced a moving target since it launched its first sustainability programmes some 15 to 20 years ago – and that target is today moving faster than ever.


Joe Ayling | 1 Jul 2010

Adidas Group CEO Herbert Hainer is confident that major investments in the World Cup this summer are paying off. In an interview with just-style news editor Joe Ayling, he also discusses sourcing, currencies and his vision for the Reebok brand.

Latest News

Michelle Russell | 15 Jun 2017

German sportswear giant Adidas has created its first swimwear line using reclaimed ocean waste as part of an ongoing collaboration with sustainability group Parley for the Oceans.


Beth Wright | 13 Jun 2017

German sportswear giant Adidas has revealed a strategic global partnership with Arizona State University (ASU) aimed at shaping the future of sport and with a key focus on sustainability and supply chain traceability.


Beth Wright | 26 May 2017

Parisian fashion house Christian Dior, US sporting goods behemoth Nike, and Spanish clothing giant Inditex have all topped Forbes' 2017 The World's Biggest Public Companies ranking.


Beth Wright | 17 May 2017

German sportswear group Adidas has named internal candidates as new managing directors for western Europe and emerging markets.


Michelle Russell | 11 May 2017

German sportswear group Adidas has entered into a deal to sell its TaylorMade, Adams Golf, and Ashworth golf brands in a deal valued at US$425m.


Beth Wright | 4 May 2017

German sportswear giant Adidas has confirmed its full-year guidance after booking a "strong" start to the year, with its namesake and Reebok brands, as well as all of its key markets, posting double-digit sales increases in the first quarter.


Beth Wright | 26 Apr 2017

German sportswear giant Adidas is to partner with global engineering and technology services company Siemens on a "digital twin" of its Speedfactory facility, in a move it says will help shorten time to market, bring greater flexibility and provide improved manufacturing quality and efficiency.


Beth Wright | 24 Apr 2017

As part of its commitment to create 1m pairs of shoes made from up-cycled marine plastic by the end of the year, German sportswear giant Adidas has revealed it will launch three new Parley running shoes next month.


Beth Wright | 20 Apr 2017

Spanish clothing giant Inditex, German sportswear giant Adidas and US outdoor brand Patagonia have topped a new report ranking the efforts companies are taking to address forced labour, child labour and exploitation in their supply chains.


Beth Wright | 7 Apr 2017

German sportswear giant Adidas has unveiled the world's first high-performance footwear featuring midsoles crafted with light and oxygen by Digital Light Synthesis – and has committed to creating more than 100,000 pairs by end of 2018.


Beth Wright | 28 Mar 2017

As part of a bid to streamline its international trade activities in China, German sportswear giant Adidas Group has invested in an automated solution to help simplify the import and export process and allow the company to respond more quickly to regulatory changes.


Beth Wright | 22 Mar 2017

German sportswear giant Adidas has told just-style it is evaluating the results of its Storefactory research project to decide whether to roll out localised and personalised consumer experiences in its stores.


Beth Wright | 17 Mar 2017

Adidas by Stella McCartney has unveiled the German sportswear giant's latest offering from its collaboration with sustainability group Parley for the Oceans, which sees marine plastic waste transformed into performance yarn.


Michelle Russell | 13 Mar 2017

UK retailer Marks & Spencer has topped a new benchmark ranking that aims to incentivise companies in a race to the top for the moral and commercial advantages of a strong human rights record.


Beth Wright | 8 Mar 2017

German sporting giant Adidas has increased its sales and profit growth targets for the next four years on the back of an "exceptional" 2016, and revealed the next stage of its 2020 business plan – which includes US investment, a tighter brand portfolio, and a stronger focus on its namesake and Reebok brands.


Michelle Russell | 7 Mar 2017

German sportswear giant Adidas has appointed Harm Ohlmeyer as successor to long-time chief financial officer Robin Stalker.


Beth Wright | 3 Mar 2017

Top stories this week on just-style include how there is potential for Bangladesh to capture the Chinese market, US President Donald Trump speaks favourably about using taxes and tariffs to boost the nation's economy, Myanmar forms a committee to discuss minimum wage, and Adidas unveils a "revolutionary" marathon shoe.


Beth Wright | 27 Feb 2017

German sportswear giant Adidas has revealed the first step in its ambitious Sub2 programme - a "revolutionary" marathon shoe, designed to take athletes below the two-hour barrier.


Michelle Russell | 20 Feb 2017

German sportswear giant Adidas and UK fashion brand Burberry have both been recognised as leaders for their sustainability practices, with Hugo Boss, Kering and Gildan Activewear also receiving recognition.


Beth Wright | 15 Feb 2017

German sportswear giant Adidas has promoted Arthur Hoeld to senior vice president, global brands strategy and business development, with Torben Schumacher succeeding him as general manager, Adidas Originals, effective immediately.


Beth Wright | 14 Feb 2017

The Better Cotton Initiative (BCI) says demand for more sustainable cotton is on the rise, with Swedish retailer H&M and sportswear giants Adidas and Nike leading the field in its 'Better Cotton league'.


Beth Wright | 7 Feb 2017

German sportswear giant Adidas has unveiled its latest UltraBoost offering, a pinnacle performance shoe tailored to the unique shape of the female foot and designed to give female runners "their greatest running experience".

Latest blogs

Michelle Russell | 20 Mar 2017

Over the past month, Donald Trump and his team failed to offer any clear plan to ensure Americans would "Buy American, Hire American" - while the British government's attempts to clarify the specifics of "Brexit means Brexit" left no-one better informed. Mike Flanagan has taken a closer look in his monthly Trade Tracker update.


Leonie Barrie | 22 Jan 2015

German sporting goods giant Adidas Group has been named as the world's third most sustainable company this year, according to a ranking released by Toronto-based media company Corporate Knights to coincide with the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.

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