In preliminary statements, several public Chinese sports brands have indicated that they had higher sales in the second quarter of this year. Anta Sports Products, the new owner of Amer Sports, said its sales grew at a mid-teen rate in its Anta stores, while the revenues of the other brands that it distributes in China – Fila, Descente, Sprandi and Kingkow – jumped by between 55 and 60 percent in the quarter. For the full first half of the year, Anta’s total sales grew by more than 35 percent, and operating earnings went up by more than 50 percent.