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Marks & Spencer tops human rights benchmark Michelle Russell | 13 Mar 17

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.


Adidas raises sales and earnings targets to 2020 Beth Wright | 8 Mar 17

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.


Adidas promotes Ohlmeyer to finance chief Michelle Russell | 7 Mar 17

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


Top stories this week on just-style... Beth Wright | 3 Mar 17

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.


Adidas unveils "revolutionary" marathon shoe Beth Wright | 27 Feb 17

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.


Adidas and Burberry awarded 'gold' for sustainability work Michelle Russell | 20 Feb 17

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.


Adidas promotes Hoeld and Schumacher in exec shuffle Beth Wright | 15 Feb 17

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.


H&M leads Better Cotton league Beth Wright | 14 Feb 17

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'.


Adidas unveils "pinnacle performance" shoe for women Beth Wright | 7 Feb 17

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".


How Adidas is picking up the pace in the US Bernadette Kissane | 22 Dec 16

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.


Adidas releases 3D printed trainer for purchase Michelle Russell | 16 Dec 16

German sportswear giant Adidas has made its 3D printed running shoe available to the general public in limited-edition form for the first time. 


Adidas pulls ahead on speed and innovation Leonie Barrie | 13 Dec 16

Sportswear giant Adidas eventually expects to have half of its products produced in 45 days or less from manufacturing floor to store, according to an analyst note published last week.


Adidas ranks top on tackling supply chain forced labour Michelle Russell | 9 Dec 16

Adidas, Gap, H&M, and Lululemon have topped a benchmarking study looking at action taken by companies to combat forced labour and human trafficking in their supply chains – although more still needs to be done, including rolling out programmes to lower tiers across apparel supply chains.


Adidas NYC flagship raises the bar on sport stores Leonie Barrie | 6 Dec 16

German sportswear giant Adidas has opened its brand flagship and largest worldwide store in New York, the latest in a series of investments to win consumers in the city seen as key to the company's strategic 'Creating the New' business plan aimed at driving top and bottom-line growth.


Adidas sneaker made from synthetic spider silk Beth Wright | 21 Nov 16

German sportswear giant Adidas has taken another step forward on sustainability by producing what is claimed to be the world's first performance shoe made from Biosteel fibres, which is based on spidersilk protein.


Adidas commits to 1m pairs of ocean waste running shoes Beth Wright | 4 Nov 16

German sportswear giant Adidas has unveiled its first mass production running shoe made from up-cycled marine plastic – and has committed to creating 1m pairs of the new UltraBoost shoes made with Parley Ocean Plastic by end of 2017.


Adidas to revamp Reebok as profit growth slows Beth Wright | 3 Nov 16

German sporting giant Adidas today (3 November) revealed better than expected third-quarter results, but shares fell after the group revealed it will incur one-time costs to invest in future growth and restructure the Reebok brand.


Adidas unveils high-tech All Blacks rugby jersey Beth Wright | 1 Nov 16

German sportswear giant Adidas has unveiled what it says is its "strongest and most innovative" rugby jersey, with features that include a "ground-breaking" chassis system designed to give the wearer a competitive edge by improving the flow of energy through the body.


Mizuno urged to resolve Indonesia dismissal dispute Beth Wright | 12 Oct 16

Unions and labour groups are stepping up a campaign urging sporting goods group Mizuno to resolve a dismissal dispute affecting nearly 350 workers in Indonesia.


Global brands back training for Pakistan cotton farmers Michelle Russell | 29 Sep 16

Around 200,000 Pakistani cotton farmers are set to benefit from a global cotton industry partnership that will train them on issues such as sustainability in farming and child labour thanks to funding from brands such as H&M and Levi Strauss & Co. 


Adidas unveils first Speedfactory running shoe Beth Wright | 22 Sep 16

German sportswear giant Adidas has unveiled the first running shoe created at its Speedfactory manufacturing facility in Germany, describing it as the first step in a "game-changing" moment for the industry.


Apparel majors among top sustainability performers Michelle Russell | 9 Sep 16

Major apparel groups including Adidas, Gap Inc, Inditex, Gildan and Asics have been included in the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI), putting the companies among the best-in-class sustainability performers globally.


What's 3D printing doing for apparel and footwear? Guest author | 17 Aug 16

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.


Adidas names Atlanta location for US Speedfactory Beth Wright | 12 Aug 16

German sportswear giant Adidas has revealed its second "industry-changing" Speedfactory facility will be based in Atlanta, with a view to producing 50,000 pairs of shoes in 2017.


Adidas raises guidance on "stellar" Q2 Michelle Russell | 4 Aug 16

German sporting giant Adidas has raised its 2016 guidance for a fourth time after posting second-quarter earnings and margin growth driven by strong momentum from its namesake and Reebok brands. 


Adidas rises outlook amid double-digit Q2 growth Beth Wright | 28 Jul 16

German sporting goods giant Adidas Group has raised its full-year guidance after posting a 21% rise in second-quarter sales, helped by the early termination of its sponsorship deal with English football club Chelsea FC.


Adidas makes plans for US Speedfactory Beth Wright | 19 Jul 16

German sportswear giant Adidas is preparing to roll out its "industry-changing" Speedfactory facility in the US, bringing the total annual capacity up to 1m pairs with the company claiming further expansion is possible over the course of the coming years.


Adidas develops plastic ocean waste T-shirt Michelle Russell | 14 Jul 16

German sportswear giant Adidas has created its first T-shirt using reclaimed ocean waste as part of a collaboration with sustainability group Parley for the Oceans.


Adidas accuses Skechers of copying Springblade concept Beth Wright | 14 Jul 16

German sportswear giant Adidas has filed a lawsuit against Skechers, accusing the US based footwear maker of copying the Springblade concept in its Mega Flex shoes.


UEFA sportswear sponsors slated over supplier wages Leonie Barrie | 7 Jul 16

As the UEFA European championship 2016 nears its climax in Paris at the weekend, the three main sportswear sponsors have been criticised for shifting their supply chains around countries in Asia where workers who make their shirts earn less than the living wage.

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