Asics eyes local production for FDI

AsicsJapanese sportswear brand Asics is planning local sourcing in India so that it can apply for FDI and benefit from lower duties. Considering its competitors like Nike and Puma have already got FDI clearance to start their own stores, Asics has to wait till it completes the 30 per cent local sourcing norm before it can get away from the franchise model. Continue reading

Asics starts India sales operations

AsicsJapanese sportswear major Asics will not renew its exclusive distribution pact with Reliance Retail and is setting up its own sales operations with plans to open up to 35 mono-brand stores in India to tap the growing market here.

The company that has been in India through distribution partnership since 2009 has launched its own wholesale operations under Asics India Pvt Ltd from this month to work with franchise partners. Continue reading