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Asics cuts outlook amid Q3 profit slump Beth Wright | 7 Nov 18

Japanese sporting goods giant Asics Corp has lowered its full-year outlook as it reported a 47.5% drop in profit and lower sales for the third quarter.


Sustainable clothing brand among Asics start-ups Beth Wright | 24 Sep 18

A sustainable clothing company that produces its own smart fabrics from exclusively natural and sustainable fibres such as bamboo and seaweed is among the five start-ups chosen to participate in Japanese sporting goods giant Asics' growth catalyst programme.


Asics' targets recognised by the Science Based Targets initiative Beth Wright | 21 Aug 18

A series of ambitious new sustainability targets, outlined by Japanese sportswear firm Asics Corporation, have been officially approved by the Science Based Targets initiative(SBTi).


Asics unveils new action plan as Q2 profit slumps 70% Beth Wright | 7 Aug 18

Japanese sporting goods giant Asics Corp has outlined a new action plan to try to help it meet the goals of its five-year strategic programme after posting a 70.7% drop in second-quarter earnings.


Asics sets new targets to cut carbon emissions Beth Wright | 11 Jun 18

Sportswear firm Asics Corporation has outlined a series of ambitious new sustainability targets and hailed its success in 2017 with highlights including what it calls a "major advance" in supply chain transparency.


Asics reinvestment weighs on Q1 earnings Michelle Russell | 16 May 18

Japanese sporting goods giant Asics saw both its earnings and sales slide in the first quarter as the company invested in its five-year strategic plan and cut some low margin products.


Asics to open Barcelona sports innovation hub Michelle Russell | 13 Mar 18

Japanese sporting goods giant Asics is preparing to launch a technology innovation lab in Barcelona, designed to attract and support European sports and well-being start-ups.


Asics Ventures invests in conductive textiles Beth Wright | 7 Feb 18

Asics Ventures, an investment subsidiary of  Japanese sporting goods giant  Asics, has made its first investment, taking a stake in AI Silk Corporation, a venture company affiliated with Tohoku University that develops conductive textiles.


Asics to improve sustainability of products and supply chain Beth Wright | 13 Nov 17

In a bid to accelerate the use of sustainable materials and chemicals in its products, Japanese sporting goods giant Asics has announced a strategic partnership with textile chemicals management system Bluesign Technologies.


Asics runs at full speed following PLM roll-out Leonie Barrie | 8 Sep 17

Japanese sporting goods giant Asics Corporation has successfully implemented a new product lifecycle management (PLM) solution, and is reporting enhanced speed, communication and efficiency following the roll-out.


Asics to release supplier list and accelerate energy efficiency Michelle Russell | 26 May 17

Sportswear firm Asics Corporation intends to publicly disclose its apparel and footwear suppliers in the year ahead, and says it will accelerate its energy efficiency projects to try to reduce emissions after falling behind in progress towards its 2020 CO2 reduction targets.


Asics America wins third Energy Star star award Beth Wright | 24 Apr 17

Sportswear firm Asics America Corporation has been awarded its third consecutive award from the US Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Energy Star programme for its Mississippi distribution centre.


Asics to expand US business with Boston hub Beth Wright | 30 Mar 17

Japanese sporting goods giant Asics Corporation is to expand its US operations by establishing a Product Creation Studio in Boston, Massachusetts, in a move aimed at boosting its presence on the east coast.


Asics eyes Middle East growth with new Dubai subsidiary Michelle Russell | 13 Mar 17

Japanese sporting goods giant Asics Corporation has opened a subsidiary in Dubai as part of plans to grow its business in the Middle East, replicating the brand's success in Europe.


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.


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.


Asics in PLM investment amid global growth plans Beth Wright | 29 Jun 16

Japanese sporting goods giant Asics Corporation has invested in a new product lifecycle management (PLM) solution to strengthen its product development capabilities as part of wider plans to drive global growth.


Asics and Toray team up on colour-changing textile Leonie Barrie | 28 Jun 16

Japan’s Asics Corporation and Toray Industries have teamed up to develop a new high performance fabric that changes colour depending on the angle at which it is viewed.


Asics slashes environmental impact of shoe production Leonie Barrie | 31 May 16

Japanese sporting goods giant Asics Corporation is targeting a 10% reduction in the CO2 and water waste impact per pair of shoes produced by its tier-one footwear suppliers as part of its next five-year sustainability goals.


Asics unveils growth plan on lower FY profit Michelle Russell | 17 Feb 16

Japanese sporting goods giant Asics Corp has outlined a new plan for sustainable global growth as it revealed higher full-year sales but a fall in earnings. 


Asics lowers FY outlook despite Q3 profit Katie Smith | 11 Nov 15

Japanese sporting goods giant Asics Corp has lowered its full-year guidance, blaming lower-than-expected sales in its Brazil and US businesses as well as currency headwinds.


Asics lowers FY outlook despite Q3 profit Katie Smith | 11 Nov 15

Japanese sporting goods giant Asics Corp has lowered its full-year guidance, blaming lower-than-expected sales in its Brazil and US businesses as well as currency headwinds.


Asics opens brand new performance store Katie Smith | 5 Aug 15

Japanese sporting goods company Asics has opened its first performance store in Paris, France, featuring its new visual merchandising concept and a “first of its kind” shoe-selection services.


Athletic footwear sales grow ahead of back-to-school Katie Smith | 30 Jul 15

Strong mid-year sales of athletic footwear in the US is an encouraging indicator for the all-important back-to-school season, new research suggests.


Asics reorganises to strengthen business Katie Smith | 27 Jul 15

Sporting goods company Asics Corp restructuring its global operations and hiring new managers to “accelerate business growth.”


Asics Q1 profit slides on lower sales Katie Smith | 8 Jun 15

Sporting apparel and footwear business Asics has said business was “steady” during the first three months of the year, despite posting a double-digit profit decline.


US athletic apparel and footwear sales rise in Q1 Katie Smith | 13 May 15

Cold weather, an earlier Easter and the continued strength of the athleisure trend helped to boost sales of athletic footwear and apparel in the US during the first quarter.


Asics unveils AmpliFoam technology footwear Katie Smith | 13 Apr 15

Sporting goods supplier Asics has unveiled its latest line of performance running footwear with AmpliFoam cushioning technology, designed to work with all 33 joints in the foot.


Asics FY profit surfs US running boom Richard Woodard | 18 Feb 15

Sporting goods supplier Asics was boosted by a combination of a running boom and helpful exchange rates during 2014, the Japanese company said.


United Colors of Benetton builds management team Katie Smith | 20 Jan 15

Italian fashion firm Benetton Group has strengthened its management team with three new appointments, including that of Piero Maldini as retail director for United Colors of Benetton.

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