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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.


Asics Q2 net income nears JPY25bn Richard Woodard | 13 Nov 14

Sporting apparel and footwear business Asics recorded a second quarter net profit of almost JPY25bn thanks to continued interest in sports overall, and running in particular.


Structural issues found at collapsed Cambodia factory Katie Smith | 23 Oct 14

An initial risk inspection on a Cambodia clothing factory which collapsed earlier this week injuring eight people suggests structural issues may have been to blame.


Eight injured in Cambodia clothing factory collapse Katie Smith | 22 Oct 14

At least eight workers at a clothing factory in Cambodia's Takeo province have been injured after the floor collapsed yesterday (21 October).


just-style's research roundup Ellie Morgan | 1 Oct 14

The latest reports from just-style's research store include a look at specialist apparel and footwear retailers in Russia, an industry report on underwear manufacturers, and apparel markets in the top five European countries.


CHINA: Brands urged to uphold responsibility at Yue Yuen Michelle Russell | 24 Apr 14

Hong Kong-based advocacy group Globalization Monitor has issued an open letter to brands sourcing from the striking Yue Yuen factory in China - Adidas, Nike, and Timberland - demanding they uphold their corporate social responsibility.


just-style's research roundup Liz Hague | 17 Apr 14

The latest reports from just-style's research store include a look at specialist apparel and footwear retailers in Sweden, a profile of value fashion retailer Primark, and an overview of women's and girls' apparel manufacturing in the US.


JAPAN: Asics 9-month profit surges on running boom Richard Woodard | 5 Feb 14

Sporting goods business Asics posted a near-20% surge in net profit for the last nine months of 2013, boosted by strong overseas sales and a running boom.


US: Asics and OrthoLite team up on new running shoes Michelle Russell | 9 Jan 14

Japanese sporting goods company Asics Group has renewed its partnership with US insole maker OrthoLite for the production of two new premier running shoes.


JAPAN: Asics H1 profit jumps on higher overseas sales Katie Smith | 6 Nov 13

Japanese sporting goods company Asics Group has reported a 36.3% increase in first-half net profit, driven by higher sales in overseas markets.


TAIWAN: Singtex platform to boost coffee-based yarn Leonie Barrie | 16 Oct 13

Taiwan-based fabric developer Singtex Industrial has set up a new platform to boost uptake and new applications for its S.Café coffee-based yarn.


CAMBODIA: Asics compensation not based on Bangladesh formula Leonie Barrie | 1 Oct 13

Compensation paid by sportswear brand Asics to the families of two workers killed earlier this year at the Wing Star factory in Cambodia was not calculated using the 'Bangladesh formula', just-style has been told.


Chinese manufacturers dig into green technology Wang Fangqing | 30 Sep 13

The Chinese textile industry has long been blamed for over-consuming resources and water pollution. And with consumers increasingly keen to take production processes into account when making purchases, brands are keen to improve their image and that of their suppliers.


CAMBODIA: Asics compensation based on Bangladesh formula Leonie Barrie | 3 Sep 13

Compensation paid by sportswear brand Asics to the families of two workers killed earlier this year at the Wing Star factory in Cambodia was worked out using the 'Bangladesh formula' - making this the first time the calculation has been used outside Bangladesh.


WORLD: Footwear market to reach $211.5bn in 2018 Katie Smith | 2 Sep 13

The global footwear market is expected to be worth US$211.5bn in 2018, with growth driven by Asia Pacific and Europe, according to new research.


JAPAN: Asics Q1 profit surges on land sale Richard Woodard | 6 Aug 13

Sportswear business Asics posted a one-third surge in first quarter profit, boosted by a land sale and helpful exchange rates in the Japanese company’s international markets.


CAMBODIA: Asics updates safety measures after factory collapse Katie Smith | 9 Jul 13

Japanese sporting goods firm Asics is to compensate the families of victims who were killed when part of a factory building collapsed at one of its footwear suppliers in Cambodia - and says the move is part of wider efforts to improve working conditions at all of the factories it sources from.


CAMBODIA: Structural review urged on all factory buildings Leonie Barrie | 28 May 13

The International Labour Organization's Better Factories Cambodia (BFC) initiative is advising that a structural review is carried out on all buildings in all garment and footwear factories in Cambodia.


CAMBODIA: H&M clothes linked to latest factory collapse Leonie Barrie | 22 May 13

A factory where a shelter collapsed earlier this week injuring 23 people was making clothes for Swedish fashion retailer H&M without its knowledge, the company has admitted.


CAMBODIA: Two workers killed in shoe factory collapse Katie Smith | 16 May 13

Two workers have died after a Cambodian factory that manufacturers footwear for Japanese sporting goods firm Asics collapsed earlier today (16 May).


JAPAN: Asics full-year profit rises 9.2% Katie Smith | 9 May 13

Japanese sporting goods company Asics saw full-year profit rise 9.2%, due to tax refund and interest gains, as well as strong sales of running shoes in the Americas and European regions.


UK: JD Pro head Knight exits Katie Smith | 7 Feb 13

Sports and casual wear retailer JD Sports has confirmed to just-style that Tom Knight, who led the development of its sports performance fascia, has left the business.


JAPAN: Tax rebate boosts Asics Q3 profit Richard Woodard | 5 Feb 13

A refund in taxes helped boost third quarter profits at sporting goods business Asics, which also recorded net sales increases at home and overseas.


HONG KONG: Yue Yuen FY profit jumps 12.5% Leonie Barrie | 18 Dec 12

Yue Yuen, the world's largest manufacturer of branded athletic and casual footwear, has seen its full-year profit jump 12.5% helped by higher sales and more stable material prices.


US: Foot Locker launches women's store concept Katie Smith | 13 Nov 12

Sportswear retailer Foot Locker has unveiled a new store concept designed for women, featuring fit zones.


GERMANY: Regulator checking sportswear sales tactics Leonie Barrie | 2 Jul 12

The German competition regulator is looking at the way sportswear companies restrict the distribution of their products, especially over the internet, following complaints about moves to limit sales to authorised retailers.


US: Asics opts for Lawson PLM solution Richard Woodard | 18 Jan 12

Athletic footwear and apparel company Asics America has chosen to implement the full Lawson Fashion Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) suite developed by Lawson Software.


JAPAN: Asics highlights "concerns" as Q2 profits fall Petah Marian | 4 Nov 11

Footwear brand Asics today (4 November) outlined "concerns" that the pace of recovery weakened in the second quarter due to the "financial problem" in Europe and high unemployment rates in North America.

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