PORTLAND, United States — Nike Inc. stepped up preparations for June’s soccer World Cup by introducing a lightweight cleat and a new television spot at an event in Madrid with FIFA world player of the year Cristiano Ronaldo.
HONG KONG, China — China’s human resources ministry ordered a contractor for Nike Inc. and Adidas AG to rectify benefit payments to workers striking for a 10th day to demand more pay and employer contributions to social security accounts.
HONG KONG, China — Adidas AG is moving some production away from Yue Yuen Industrial Holdings Ltd.’s shoe factory in Dongguan, China, where a strike over benefits and pay disrupted output for a ninth day.
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BEIJING, China — Yue Yuen Industrial Holdings Ltd., the world’s largest branded shoemaker, fell most in almost a year in Hong Kong trading after the company said it plans to increase factory workers’ compensation in a bid to end a strike.
HONG KONG, China — Yue Yuen Industrial Holdings Ltd., a shoe supplier for Nike Inc. and Adidas AG, said more than 1,000 factory workers in a southern Chinese city went on strike today, demanding better social security payments.
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.
PORTLAND, United States —Nike Inc. posted third-quarter profit that topped analysts’ estimates as the growing popularity of basketball shoes outside of the gym boosted sales in North America.
BERLIN, Germany — Adidas aims to replicate a sports stadium experience at flagship stores around the world, part of an effort by the German sportswear firm to make more direct sales, particularly in emerging markets.
BEAVERTON, United States — Nike Inc., the world’s largest sporting-goods company, posted second-quarter profit that topped analysts’ estimates as higher-priced shoes boosted sales.
FRANKFURT, Germany — When soccer teams battle for the World Cup in Brazil next year, another fight for global supremacy will be played out on the pitches — between Adidas and Nike.
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