June 13, 2016      

Robots as change agents
Adidas (ADS:GR) , the sportswear giant that closed most of its factories in Germany in the 1990s, has returned home after three decades.

"When I started at Adidas in 1987, the process of closing factories in Germany and moving them to China was just beginning," said the company's CEO Herbert Hainer during an interview with the Financial Times. "Now, it's coming back. I find it almost uncanny how things have come full circle."

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