After harsh public criticism, the sporting goods manufacturer Adidas is now paying its rents and apologizing for its advance. “Many of you felt that the decision to require the landlords of our stores to defer the rent for April was unsolidarial,” says an open letter that Adidas published on Wednesday. “Your opinion is important to us and your opinion is clear: You are disappointed with adidas.”
Adidas had announced in the course of the corona crisis, the rent for the closed shops in Europe no longer payable from April. One is in talks with the landlords. Thereupon it had partly harsh criticism hailed from all parts of society. There were calls for boycotts on the Internet.
“That’s why we would like to apologize to you in full. We paid our landlord the rent for April. Fairness and team spirit have always been closely linked to Adidas and should remain so,” the letter continues.
Adidas’ business is in the Corona crisis broken into. “Almost all over the world there is no normal business anymore. The shops are closed. Even a healthy company like adidas can not stand it for long,” the letter continues.