ADIDAS SHOPS AROUND: Like its arch rival Nike, which announced plans to purchase Converse last week, Adidas-Salomon AG is also in the market for a few new labels. That’s what Adidas chairman Herbert Hainer said earlier this week, but declined to elaborate. But industry sources were hard-pressed to come up with any brands that would be a good fit for Adidas.

Old-school names like Converse are hard to come by, and that’s the area where Adidas needs some presence, insiders said. Adidas declined to comment.

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