German sportswear firm adidas has reported a big leap in sales in the US
Chief executive Kasper Rorsted said: "We had a strong start into the year, with continued sales and earnings momentum."
Sales of the adidas and Reebok brands grew in all markets except Russia, where "challenging consumer sentiment as well as additional store closures" meant sales fell by 10%.
adidas growth was driven by a rise in running and outdoor products, as well as adidas Originals and adidas Neo which are designed for casual wear. Reebok sales were boosted by growth in training wear and its retro Classics brand. adidas said it continued to expect sales in 2017 to increase at a rate of between 12% and 13%, helped by double digit growth in Western Europe, the US and Greater China.