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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.

JAPAN: Asics Q1 profit jumps 50% on accounting change Richard Woodard | 4 Aug 11

Sportswear business Asics recorded a 50% surge in first quarter net profit, boosted by a change in accounting practice and a double-digit revenue increase.

JAPAN: Asics FY profit buoyed by tax boost | 16 May 11

Sporting goods company Asics posted a near one-third hike in full-year profits, mostly thanks to the absence of accrued income taxes from the bottom line.

NETHERLANDS: Asics opens Amsterdam flagship centre | 31 Jan 11

Sporting goods firm Asics is to open a flagship store and 'running lab' in the Dutch capital Amsterdam.

VIETNAM: 2,000 strike for better wage deal Ngo Tuan | 27 Oct 10

Thousands of workers demanding higher pay at a shoe factory in Vietnam have been on strike for more than a week.

US: Phoenix Footwear names Riedman as new CEO | 20 Sep 10

Phoenix Footwear Group Inc has named James R Riedman as its new chief executive officer and president following the resignation of Russell Hall on 10 September.

US: Asics America acquires North American distributor | 20 Aug 10

Sportswear firm Asics America Corporation has announced it will acquire its North American distributor Agence Quebec Plus (AQP), located in Quebec.

US: Asics America appoints new COO | 11 Aug 10

Sporting goods unit Asics America Corporation has announced the appointment of Kevin Wulff as its chief operating officer, effective immediately.

JAPAN: Asics to buy outdoor brand Haglöfs | 12 Jul 10

Japanese sporting goods firm Asics Corporation has agreed to buy Swedish outdoor clothing and equipment brand Haglöfs.

US: Asics files trademark lawsuit against Skechers Joe Ayling | 20 May 10

Sportswear company Asics has filed a lawsuit in the US against rival firm Skechers over the stripe designs on its footwear.

JAPAN: Asics shoes developed ‘by women for women’ | 4 Mar 10

Japanese sporting goods maker Asics has launched a new women’s shoe collection that has been designed and developed entirely by an all-women team.

NETHERLANDS: Campaigners demand action on sportswear suppliers | 26 Jan 10

Worker rights organisation the Clean Clothes Campaign (CCC) said in a statement that major sportswear brands have taken insufficient action in recent years to improve wages and working conditions at suppliers.

JAPAN: Adidas unit signs up cobbler Hitoshi Mimura Michael Fitzpatrick | 19 Jan 10

Adidas Japan has announced the signing of world famous cobbler Hitoshi Mimura as an exclusive consultant to the company at a press conference in Tokyo.

INDIA: Asics ties up with Reliance Retail - report | 13 Jan 10

Japanese sporting goods company Asics has agreed a deal to sell its products in India by April, according to press reports.

JAPAN: Asics reports slumping Q2 earnings | 9 Nov 09

Japanese sporting goods firm Asics has posted a 65.3% reduction in net income for the second quarter ended 30 September.

US: Asics opens New York retail store | 23 Oct 09

Footwear and apparel firm Asica America will open its first US-based retail store today (23 October) in New York City.

Speaking with style: Motoi Oyama, president, Asics | 12 Jun 09

Core values have served Japan's Asics Corporation well down the years, and are continuing to do so at a time when the world is trying to come to grips with the worst global economic crisis in living memory, as company president Motoi Oyama tells just-style.

JAPAN: Asics’ core sports focus helps buck recession | 12 Jun 09

Japanese sporting goods company Asics Corporation is managing to thrive in the recession by sticking to its core sports business, the company’s president has told just-style in an exclusive interview.

JAPAN: Asics profit slides 9% during first half | 17 Nov 08

First half profit at Asics Corporation has fallen by 9%, even though the Japanese sporting goods firm saw sales rise by 14% during the same period.

US: Keds names new brand president | 13 Nov 08

Casual footwear maker Keds has appointed Kristin Kohler Burrows as its new president, with responsibility for helping to reinvigorate the Keds, PRO-Keds and Grasshoppers brands.

US: Retailers put pressure on Congress to end shoe tax | 27 Oct 08

Nearly 50 companies representing over 160 well-known footwear brands and retailers are urging Congress to pass the Affordable Footwear Act, which would end the shoe tax on lower to moderately-priced footwear and all children’s shoes.

Olympic torch shines on brands in Beijing | 11 Aug 08

As the start of this summer's Beijing Olympics attracts around four billion onlookers from over 200 countries, leading brands are tussling for the inside lane and marketing gold. Joe Ayling reports on how the 2008 Games take on extra significance given the economic momentum of host nation China.

EU: Drops preferential tariffs for Vietnamese footwear | 25 Jul 08

The European Commission this week revealed details of its next three-year tranche of trade preferences for developing countries – and confirmed reports published on just-style last month that it intends to lift Vietnam’s preferential market access for footwear.

EUROPE: Sales of fashion athletic shoes race ahead | 25 Jun 08

Sales of fashion-focused athletic shoes are racing ahead of those designed for a specific sport according to new figures released this week.

EU: To remove preferential access for Vietnamese shoes | 13 Jun 08

The European Union (EU) is to remove preferential tariffs on Vietnamese footwear imports after deciding they no longer meet the necessary conditions to benefit from the scheme.

GERMANY: Adidas hits back at sportswear supplier report | 22 Apr 08

Adidas Group has reacted to criticism yesterday (21 April) of working conditions among global sportswear suppliers, saying the report that the accusations were based on lacked clarity and accuracy.

BELGIUM: Union blasts sportswear makers ahead of Olympics | 21 Apr 08

A global trade union organisation has slammed leading sportswear companies for allegedly allowing violations of workers rights by suppliers in some Asian countries to become an "industry norm".

JAPAN: Asics details China expansion plans | 5 Mar 08

Sports goods company Asics has moved to clarify its plans for retail expansion in mainland China.




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