Puma looks to ramp up US turnover

GERMAN sporting goods maker Puma said it had more work to do to attract customers in the US after sales there fell in the third quarter.

For the three months to the end of September Puma reported sales of €841.6m (£730.8m) and net profit of €81.7m.

Sales in North America fell by a single-digit amount, chief executive Franz Koch said a strong third quarter last year made for a tough comparison.