When it comes to sporting brands, Adidas is now one of the largest in the world and has come a long way since first being founded nearly 100 years ago. In the mid-1920s, a German enterprise began named 'Gebruder Dassler Schuhfabrik'. Just before 1950, they changed their name to 'Adidas' and the rest is history.
With nearly £15 billion in revenue and well over 50,000 employees company-wide, the business has grown from strength to strength and even has a number of subsidiaries including Runtastic, Reebok, and TaylorMade-Adidas. In the UK alone, there are just under 20 dedicated Adidas stores. However, their sportswear, equipment, and accessories can be found in thousands of sports retailers across the UK. In addition to this, they sponsor some of Europe's largest football teams including Chelsea and Real Madrid.