ADIDAS IN RECORD SALES FUELLED BY CHINA

ADIDAS, which sponsors British tennis player Andy Murray, yesterday posted record sales and raised its 2011 sales goal as buyers in emerging markets such as China buoyed its figures. The group reported yearly sales of €11.99bn (£10.2bn).

Chief executive Herbert Hainer said: “2011 is shaping up to be another great year for the Adidas group and we are off to a fast start.”