London 2012 Sponsorship Raises Adidas Merchandise Sales
By Community | August 3, 2012
Global sports brand, viagra adidas has announced their Olympic sponsorship has allowed them to reach their £100 million ($156m) sales mark.
adidas CEO Herbert Hainer (pictured) said the German group had sold around £100m of Olympics merchandise since products first hit the shops over a year ago, asthma with more to come.
adidas has got its money back on the 100 million pounds it has invested in sponsoring London 2012 and associated marketing.
“The biggest sales are coming now, apoplectic ” Hainer said from the adidas media centre in London that the company has set up next to the Olympic Park in Stratford for the duration of the Games. “We can see people are queuing in stores now to get their products.”
Hainer, speaking to journalists after adidas reported second-quarter results, said licensed product sales were already more than triple what it achieved in Beijing, making London 2012 the most successful Games ever for adidas from a commercial perspective.
Traditionally, sportswear makers do not see the Olympics as such a big money-spinner as football tournaments. The Euro 2012, for example, will help adidas to record football sales of over 1.6 billion euros ($2 billion) this year.
Along with making the official London 2012 sports apparel merchandise – which does not feature its three-stripes logo – for sale in the UK, adidas provides the kit for hosts Team GB, replicas of which can be bought in stores.
As official sportswear partner, it is also providing 3 million items of clothing for the athletes to wear in the Olympic village and for volunteers.
adidas will not be official sportswear partner of the next Olympics in Brazil in 2016. Hainer said the group had decided instead to focus on the football World Cup, also to be held in Brazil in 2014.