Adidas Company Profile Adidas is a company based in Germany that primarily makes shoes and sports apparel that operates all over the world and one of the countries that Adidas does business in is China. Adidas uses a low cost strategy in China. Adidas believes that to get more business, it must lower costs to attract people who don’t make much money and those customers will see the quality of the product and continue buying products from Adidas. The cultural environment in China is different from Germany’s cultural environment. China has a strong structure where an order by a superior is expected to be obeyed fully and any questioning of that order would show disrespect. Seniority and age have a strong place in the power …show more content…
There are also local laws for foreign companies which Adidas must follow fully. This is different from Germany as the these laws are much stricter in China. Luckily, Adidas already went through this process. Adidas must also be aware of intellectual property rights in China. It should patent, copyright, and trademark all logos and products. There is a problem though as, “there is widespread violation and ineffective enforcement of law.”(“Top Eight Legal”). The laws about patenting, copyrighting, and trade marking are similar in Germany, but there isn’t as many issues with people violating the patents, copyrights, and trademarks and if there is an issue law enforcement handles it well. China handles disputes between two companies or parties by arbitration that should be in a clause in a contract. The clause is normally very specific with location, language to be spoken, and which country’s law will be in effect. This is to be done to get a fair deal that both sides can agree on. This is important as a dispute is sure to be had, so Adidas should know how this will be handled. Adidas handles mode of entry in China in two different ways. It is a wholly owned subsidiary and it licenses Reebok shoes when it, “has taken control of the distribution and license rights for the Reebok brand in China.” (“Adidas Group Takes Control”). Adidas can now license Reebok shoes throughout China. Adidas is a wholly
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I am writing this letter to express my concerns over Nike's labor practices in Asia. There has been much debate and controversy recently concerning Nike's Asian labor practices. It is very difficult to determine which side of the argument to defend, as both acknowledge the problems yet put a completely different spin on the facts. I will try to show that Nike has created a cloud of smoke in Asia that the public cannot see through.
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Adidas is a sportswear manufacturing company started by Adolf Dassler. Adidas group has incorporated brands including Adidas, Reebok, TaylorMade-Adidas and Rockport. The wings of the company are widespread and have assimiliated other productions including handbags, shirts, spectacles, watches, balls, and sportswear. Adidas is being the largest company that sells footwear in the European market and have achieved a momentous market share at the global platform. Adidas has achieved phenomenal sale and have reached the pinnacle of success on the global scale with other international footwear companies (McDonald & Milne, 1999).
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TABLE OF CONTENTS adidas Background .............................................................................................................. 2 Industry Background ............................................................................................................ 2 Consumer analysis............................................................................................................... 2 Brand Inventory ................................................................................................................... 3 Brand elements
It seems Adidas works to be transparent with the global community, they are striving towards meeting all customers’ needs, in all walks of life, while giving back to communities. They follow a corporate mission that reflects human resources, social and environmental affairs, and community affairs; thus, good corporate social responsibility
1. What is adidas’ position in the athletic shoe market? How does the brand seem to be doing in this market? Position: the position of adidas has transferred from “leading supplier of soccer footwear worldwide” to “leading sport brand”. Adidas was founded in Germany in 1920. In 1995, it became a public company as well as the leading supplier of soccer footwear due to its great performance of footwear sales. In 1998, adidas began to move into the U.S. market. Adidas doubled its U.S. market share within only one year, so it hoped to continue to make big move in following years. In its way to U.S. market, adidas confront with the
Adidas is a major German sports apparel manufacturer, which was founded in 1948. It is the largest sportswear manufacturer in Europe and the second biggest sportswear manufacturer in the world, after Nike. The company's clothing and shoe designs typically feature three parallel bars. The company revenue for 2009 was listed at €10.38 billion. The market segmentation; targeting and position play an important role in this company. This essay will use the three factors to analyze this company.
Adidas is the second largest sportswear and apparels manufacturer (Dogiamis & Vijayashanker, 2009). By far, Adidas holds a market share of 22% (Dogiamis & Vijayashanker, 2009). Adidas had also registered the infamous ‘3 stripes’ as its trademark (Berntson, Jarnemo & Philipson, 2006). The founders of Adidas, Adolf and Rudolf Dassler had the vision of providing athletes with the best suited pair of shoes for their respective sports (Dogiamis & Vijayashanker, 2009). In efforts of achieving that, Adidas is had used the strategy of collaborating with important athletes to gain their insights on the products offered (Berntson, Jarnemo & Philipson, 2006). This contributes to the fact that Adidas had earned