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Final
Assignment


 Nathan
Coury
 Christien
Crynes
 Erin
Dodds
 Priya
Nathan
 Jackie
Smith



April
30,
2010


Executive
Summary


 Adidas
has
been
around
since
1924
and
has
grown
to
be
one
of
the
top
companies
in


providing
a
variety
of
high
quality
products
to
consumers
interested
in
sports.
It
is
 currently
the
number
two
brand
in
the
sporting
goods
industry,
trailing
its
main
 competitor
Nike.
Adidas
has
a
strong
focus
on
both
performance
and
style,
as
opposed
to
 Nike’s
more
pure
performance
emphasis.
Adidas
is
currently
surviving
in
its
market
but
 has
many
barriers
holding
it
back
from
becoming
a
more
dominant
and
thriving
company.
 
 Right
now,
adidas
is
facing
an
array
of
opportunities
that
it
can
choose
to
capitalize


on,
which
requires
it
to
partially
change
its
focus
in
order
to
seek
out
less
established
 markets
of
consumers
that
have
a
huge
potential
for
future
growth,
profits
and
customer
 loyalty.
Adidas
is
also
facing
issues
with
the
communication
between
its
customers
and
the
 company,
and
how
that
affects
sales
volumes.
If
Adidas
continues
on
its
current
path
it
will
 likely
continue
to
survive
in
its
market,
but
it
will
also
continue
to
be
wholly
dominated
by
 Nike.
However,
by
making
some
key
changes
in
its
approach
to
its
current
situation,
Adidas
 has
the
potential
to
grab
hold
of
a
much
greater
base
of
loyal
consumers
besides
its
soccer
 market.
 
 We
have
five
recommendations
that,
if
implemented
effectively,
will
lead
adidas
into


a
new
era
of
market
penetration
and
customer
loyalty
that
will
put
adidas
in
position
to
 truly
compete
with
its
rival
Nike.
Our
first
recommendation
is
to
become
a
more
socially
 responsible
company
by
improving
supply
chain
management
practices.
Secondly,
we
 recommend
that
adidas
put
a
strong
focus
on
the
female
market
of
active
women
who
will
 not
accept
the
“make
it
pink”
model.
Third,
we
recommend
that
adidas
streamline
its
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