“10,000” Chinese Workers Join Strike at Factory Making Nike, Adidas, Reebok and New Balance

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HONG KONG, China — Workers at a Chinese factory owned by the world's largest maker of athletic footwear are striking in a dispute over benefits.A worker said more than 10,000 employees at Yue Yuen Industrial's plant in the southern province of Guangdong joined the strike on Tuesday.

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Adidas Gives Digital Makeover to Originals Fashion Stores

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BERLIN, Germany — Adidas has launched a new store blueprint for its Originals fashion brand with a Wi-Fi equipped lounge and mobile charging points, aiming to persuade younger shoppers to linger longer and spend more in its high-margin, own-run outlets.

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Belle Buys Stake in Baroque Japan, Aims to Create Fashion Empire Across Asia

An advertising image for Moussy, one of Baroque Japan's many womenswear brands | Source: Baroque Japan

Baroque Japan — owner of womenswear brands including Moussy, Sly, Rodeo Crowns, Shelter, Black and Rienda — has a new Chinese majority shareholder, which already owns some 25 percent of the Chinese footwear market and aims to create one of the biggest fashion retailers in Asia. JapanConsuming reports.

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China’s Sportswear Industry Poised to End Losing Streak

Li Ning Shaquille O'neal Campaign | Source: Li Ning

HONG KONG, China — China's home-grown sportswear industry is finally showing signs of recovery after nearly two years of massive oversupply, and industry watchers are betting that ANTA Sports Products Ltd will be first out of the blocks.

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