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This paper will deal with analysis of the market position of Adidas in the global sporting industry.The paper will start by exploring historical events that have shaped strategy in the company,major acquisitions and changes in market strategy…
The paper will then focus on the SWOT analysis and highlight the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats that face the company. In addition, the paper will go further to evaluate the implications of the SWOT analysis on the current marketing position, current business strategy and changes that should be implemented in order for Adidas to attain competitive edge in the global market. The paper will highlight how the company can use its strengths to exploit the market opportunities and turn the threats and weaknesses in to strengths. Finally, the paper will make recommendations on necessary changes to the current business strategy in order to ensure higher profitability.Introduction Adidas Group (Adidas) is a leading player in the global sporting industry and engages in the design, development, and marketing of sporting apparel, accessories and footwear (Blakey, 2011). Adidas mainly targets five sporting fields that are basketball, football, training, running and outdoor. The history of Adidas can be traced back to 1925 when founder, Adolf ‘Adi’ Dassler created Adidas after identifying the need of high performance athletic shoes. The gold medals of 1928 in Amsterdam and subsequent medals in Berlin in 1936 by Jesse Owens were the initial milestones that created the impetus to engage in more production of sporting shoes. ...
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