Adidas reports strong growth in North America, China

Kasper Rorsted, chief executive officer of Adidas AG.

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Kasper Rorsted, chief executive officer of Adidas AG.

“Overall an extremely strong quarter across the board for us, so we are exceptionally happy,” Kasper Rorsted, CEO at Adidas, told CNBC Thursday.

Rorsted also said that will ahead of the upcoming soccer World Cup in Russia, he was “quite optimistic” growth within the fourth quarter would likely outperform previous years.

Sales of the Adidas along with Reebok brands rose 28 percent in greater China along with 23 percent in North America, however fell 17 percent in Russia, which Adidas blamed on the “ongoing challenging consumer sentiment” along with store closures.

Adidas saw double-digit sales increases in its running along with outdoor categories as well as at its Originals along with Neo fashion labels, however said revenues fell via soccer along with basketball, mainly due to the termination of two major sponsorship deals.

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