Sportswear giant adidas-Salomon's US sales will increase by a double-digit percentage amount in the next few years, according to a report in Handelsblatt.

Marketing head Erich Stamminger was quoted as forecasting "rapid growth" if US retailers continue to promote the brand.

Handelsblat also reported that adidas' hold of the US athletic shoe market grew from 9 per cent to 12 per cent during the past year, according to Sport Scan market research.