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JAPAN: Asics Plans China Sales Expansion | 11 Jul 05

Japanese sportswear maker Asics Corp says it will sell its lines in 300 sales outlets in China by the end of 2008, according to a report in Japanese News Digest.

UK: John Casey Joins Asics As UK Sales Director | 8 Feb 05

John Casey has been appointed to the newly created position of sales director at sports brand Asics.

USA: Asics America Reports Record 2004 Performance | 12 Jan 05

Athletic wear maker Asics America Corporation said ever-increasing footwear sales led to a record financial performance in 2004.

USA: Asics America Runs Into 9.5% Q2 Sales Leap | 23 Jul 04

Asics America Corporation, distributor of performance-driven athletic shoes, apparel and accessories, has reported a 9.5 per cent jump in second-quarter sales.

USA: Phoenix Names Jackson Trotters VP And Brand Manager | 13 Apr 04

Footwear and apparel maker Phoenix Footwear Group Inc has named Gregg Jackson as vice-president and brand manager of its Trotters division.

UK: Campaign Calls For Fair Play By Sportswear Giants | 4 Mar 04

Sportswear giants are violating the rights of millions of workers in order to meet merchandising deadlines for the Athens Olympics, a coalition of anti-poverty campaigners and trade unions has claimed.

USA: Asics Files Trademark Lawsuit Against Payless | 6 Jan 04

Japanese athletic footwear maker Asics Corp has filed a lawsuit against United States retail chain Payless ShoeSource Inc alleging trademark infringement and false advertising.

BELGIUM: Asics Becomes Regular FESI Member | 27 Oct 03

The Federation of the European Sporting Goods Industry (FESI), which represents the interest of about 1,800 sports producers, has announced Asics Corp has become its latest regular member.

USA: Asics Tiger Changes Names To Asics America | 1 Oct 03

The United States unit of Japanese sports shoe and apparel company Asics Corp, Asics Tiger Corp, on Tuesday changed its name to Asics America Corp.

USA: Asics Hits Target With Sports Shoe TM Lawsuit | 23 Jun 03

Japanese sports shoe firm Asics Corp on Friday filed a lawsuit against US retail giant Target Corp for alleged trademark infringement and unfair competition over a line of shoes Target sells at its stores. Kobe-based Asics is demanding a court injunction and unspecified punitive damages from the discount store chain amid claims the shoes feature a stripe design similar to one of its branded footwear lines.

UK sportswear sales race ahead | 26 Feb 03

Since the 1980s sports clothing and footwear has shifted from the specialist market into mainstream fashion, and in 2002, UK consumers spent £4.05 billion kitting themselves out with these products. Globalisation, branding and new technologies and designs are driving sales, making this a sector that’s permanently established as an option for leisurewear, active or otherwise.

MALAYSIA: Hytex To Open Garment Plant In China | 4 Oct 02

Garment manufacturer and fashion retailer Hytex Integrated Bhd has confirmed it plans to set up an integrated garment manufacturing plant in China. The company, which hopes to RM27 million from its forthcoming initial public offering, said the factory is likely to be built in Shanghai with operations due to begin in 2004.

MALAYSIA: Hytex IPO To Fund China, South Africa Expansion | 19 Sep 02

Garment manufacturer and fashion retailer Hytex Integrated Bhd plans to raise RM27 million from its initial public offering (IPO) to finance its future expansion in China and South Africa.

USA: Asics Seeks Contempt Of Court Against Harkham Industries | 15 Aug 02

Sports shoe maker Asics Tiger Corporation has asked a judge to hold Harkham Industries Inc in contempt of court amid claims its rival continued to distribute and sell its Hype Happenin shoes in violation of a permanent injunction.

BRAZIL: Azaleia And Asics Team Up In US$4m Sports Shoe Deal | 15 Jul 02

Leading sports shoe maker Azaleia is investing US$4 million in a new shoes, clothing and accessories line for Japan's Asics Corp. Azaleia's plant will also be used as Asics' Latin American export base.

JAPAN: Asics Looks To Cash In On Marathon Craze | 18 Jun 02

Sportswear producer Asics Corp is looking to cash in on the growing interest in marathons in Southeast Asia by marketing high-end running shoes in Thailand later this year and in Indonesia in early 2003. The company has signed a sales agency agreement with a Singapore firm and is setting up three separate sales networks in the Asian region targeting South Korea, China, Taiwan and Hong Kong, and Southeast Asia.

UK: Allan Cope Joins Lotto Sport Italia From Asics | 22 Apr 02

Lotto Sport Italia is continuing to develop its commercial structure by appointing Allan Cope as its new sales and marketing manager for the UK market. Mr Cope joins the Lotto team from Asics UK, where he was managing director. He brings with him significant management experience in the sporting goods business, having worked previously with New Balance, Nike and Adidas.

USA: Asics Sues Harkham For Sales Of Hype Shoes | 1 Mar 02

Performance footwear manufacturer Asics has filed a lawsuit against Harkham Industries Inc for "trademark infringement, unfair competition, and trademark dilution."

JAPAN: Asics Corp Japan Signs Suzuki And Shinjo | 15 Feb 02

Asics Corporation Japan has signed Ichiro Suzuki and Tsuyoshi Shinjo as ambassadors and worldwide advisory staff members to take part in baseball product development, advertisements and promotions.   Ichiro Suzuki is known in Japan for winning seven consecutive batting titles from 1994-2000 and is currently playing for the Seattle Mariners. Ichiro has served as an Asics Advisory member since 1995 and will continue to wear Asics footwear for the 2002 season.

USA: Asics Accuses Nine West Of Trademark Infringement | 26 Oct 01

Asics Tiger Corporation and Asics Corporation are seeking an injunction against all sales and distribution of the Nine West Group Inc's N-Punch shoe. On 25 October, Asics filed suit in New York's Federal District Court. In addition to an injunction, damages, costs and attorney fees are also being sought.

USA: Asics Prepares To Kick-Off Brazilian Production | 26 Sep 01

Sports wear giant Asics Tiger Corporation has unveiled details of an ambitious new venture for footwear, apparel and accessory production and distribution in Brazil. The firm has signed a deal with foot wear producer Azaleia which produces more than 50 million pairs of shoes a year that are sold in over 60 countries around the world.

BRAZIL: Sportswear Company Scores With Asics Deal | 17 Sep 01

Brazilian sports wear and sports goods company Calcados Azaleia has sealed a partnership with Japan's Asics Corporation and US-based Asics Tiger Corporation, in a bid to expand in the international market. The deal involves licensing, technical assistance and distribution and is part of Azaleia's strategy to sell its brands abroad, principally its leading Olympikus brand.

USA: ASICS Strengthens Footwear Team | 31 Jul 01

Isaac Alvear joins ASICS footwear department as a product manager for cross-training, walking and life style footwear. Alvear carries over 14 years of athletic footwear experience and has been noted for sales increases while recently serving as a key accounts sales manager for Brooks Sports Inc.

USA: ASICS Strengthens Apparel Team | 12 Jul 01

Stan Mavis is to join ASICS as vice president of apparel and accessories. He has more than 20 years experience as an executive in the sporting goods industry and as an athlete, the company said in a press release. Mavis' experience in technical product development and product positioning is well regarded in the active sportswear industry. His experience has been achieved through many noted sportswear brands in the industry, including Frank Shorter Running Gear, Hind and the co-founding of Pearl Izumi in the USA in 1989.

USA: XDOGS Appoints Business Development Chief Company Press Release | 27 Sep 00

XDOGS, Inc (OTCBB:XDGI) announced the appointment of James Johnston as Business Development Strategist for sales, marketing and brand development. "Jim brings valuable experience to the XDOGS management team, with over 25 years experience in the sporting goods industry," said XDOG chairman and CEO, Kent Rodriguez.

USA: ASICS Announces Its Olympic Team Company Press Release | 12 Sep 00

ASICS Tiger Corporation is sponsoring nine United States athletes that will be going for gold in the 2000 Olympics in Sydney.ASICS qualifying athletes for the Olympic games for racing, track and field include: Marla Runyan, 1500m, Suzy Powell, Discus, Rich Kenah, 800m, and Tim Montgomery, 4x100m.ASICS is the official footwear, apparel and accessory sponsor of USA Wrestling and will also support freestyle wrestlers, Sammie Henson, Terry Brands, Lincoln McIlravy, Charles Burton, and Kerry McCoy.Please visit,

USA: ASICS Seeks Injunction, Seizure and Damages for Sales of Polo Sport RLX Lite Athletic Shoes | 20 Apr 00

ASICS TIGER Corporation (Irvine, California) and ASICS Corporation Japan (Kobe, Japan) announced today that they have filed suit in Federal District Court in Boston, MA, against Reebok International, Ltd., its subsidiary Ralph Lauren Footwear Co., Inc. and Polo Ralph Lauren Corporation for trademark infringement, unfair competition, trademark dilution and unfair or deceptive acts.





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