While North and Latin American markets drove the results with the strongest growth, Puma also saw strong demand in Europe and emerging markets such as Russia, Turkey and South Africa.

Footwear grew by 21.6%, led by demand in the performance and sportstyle categories, while apparel and accessories grew by 21.3% and 15.2% respectively. The brand’s wholesale business grew by 22.6% in the third quarter, while direct-to-consumer saw an increase of 13.3%.

Despite continuing Covid-19 struggles, Puma has seen strong growth and expects this trend to continue through the rest of 2021 and beyond. Lockdowns and production halts in Vietnam, as well as shipping issues, will continue to have a negative impact on product supply.