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SBD Global/July 20, 2012/Marketing and Sponsorship
Adidas Blueprint Calls For 600 New Stores To Open In China By The End Of '12
Published July 20, 2012
CLOSING TIME: Meanwhile, the WALL STREET JOURNAL’s Laurie Burkitt reported adidas is “closing its only company-owned apparel factory in China as part of a move to improve efficiency.” An adidas spokesperson said that the company “will close the 160-worker factory in China's coastal city of Suzhou at the end of October.” The company said that it “will source its products from other local Chinese manufacturers.” It already “works with 300 supplier factories in the country.” The spokesperson said that closure is part of adidas' “efforts to restructure business in China and globally to ensure efficiency and leverage scale.” The spokesperson added that adidas “will not be reopening the factory elsewhere” (WSJ, 7/18).