Posts tagged as nike

  • Wednesday, June 10th 2015

    Nike reaches settlement with defected designers

    by Markus Huber

    Three former Nike footwear designers, Denis Dekovic, Marc Dolce and Mark Miner, have apparently reached a settlement with their former employer, after defecting to Adidas. The trio allegedly took business secrets with them last year before moving on to Nike’s German competitor, which has plans to set up a design studio in New York City. […]

  • Adidas Unveils New German National Team Kit During Bus Tour

    Friday, May 29th 2015

    Fifa: The limits of sponsor influence

    by Markus Huber

    The events surrounding the alleged cases of corruption at the top of Fifa this week raise a number of questions about how such a global organization is and should be governed. Over the past few days, all Fifa’s main sponsors have expressed discontent at what is going on – with varying degrees of intensity. No one will be surprised to learn […]

  • Thursday, May 28th 2015

    Sponsors shocked by alleged Fifa bribing

    by Markus Huber

    The main sponsors of the soccer tournaments organized by Fifa seem to be terrified by the alleged corruption among top Fifa executives. Credit card company Visa has already threatened to “re-consider its commitment”, while Coca-Cola and McDonald’s have repeatedly expressed their concerns. Adidas, in return said that it would continue its engagement in global soccer, […]

  • Tuesday, May 12th 2015

    Nike promotes new Pacific trade deal and projects new U.S. jobs

    by Markus Huber

    On the occasion of President Barack Obama’s visit to Nike’s headquarters in Beaverton, Oregon, last week, CEO Mark Parker said that a new trade agreement with 12 Pacific states may help to create up to 10,000 new jobs within the company in the U.S. The truth is that companies that only care about low wages, they’ve already […]

  • Tuesday, April 28th 2015

    Nike sends subpoenas to Adidas execs

    by Markus Huber

    According to the Portland Business Journal, Nike has sent subpoenas to the addresses of various Adidas executives. They include, among others, Eric Liedtke, member of Adidas Group’s executive board, and Mark King, chief of the North American operations. This apparently is the next episode in a dispute between Nike and three of its former designers who moved to […]

  • State-of-the-art shopping in Budapest: the Fashion Street.

    Friday, April 24th 2015

    Nike moves into the heart of Budapest

    by Markus Huber

    Nike has opened its fourth store in the Hungarian capital of Budapest. The interesting thing about the move is the location. Fashion Street is a location in downtown Budapest and has an exclusive real estate developer, Immobilia Plc.

  • (C) NBA

    Friday, April 17th 2015

    Nike may become NBA’s next kit supplier

    by Markus Huber

    According to U.S. media reports, Nike seems to be close to a sponsorship deal with NBA as the official apparel supporter of the national basketball league. This comes after Adidas said it would no longer act as the top kit supplier after a decade of sponsoring the NBA.

  • Vietnamese workers oppose new governmental plans on social welfare. (C) Fair Wear Foundation

    Wednesday, April 1st 2015

    Ongoing strikes at Vietnamese factory of athletic footwear

    by Markus Huber

    For the sixth consecutive day, thousands of workers are on strike at a footwear production plant in Vietnam. The factory which manufacturers for Adidas, Nike and others is located in Ho Chi Minh City and is controlled by Taiwan’s Pou Chen Group. Strikes related to poor working conditions are not unusual, but this industrial action is about […]

  • nike_swim

    Wednesday, April 1st 2015

    Perry Ellis goes global with Nike’s swimwear

    by Markus Huber

    Perry Ellis International is extending its licensing agreement for Nike Swim. The deal is more than a mere extension to the design and manufacturing of Swoosh-branded swimwear for North America. Instead, PEI will take Nike Swim international and will also cover certain markets in Latin America and Europe. PEI had announced that it would rather reduce […]

  • This Nike style whose name includes a reference to "CR7" should not be confused with Cristiano Ronaldo's own line of footwear.

    Friday, February 27th 2015

    Nike is not amused about Ronaldo’s footwear ambitions

    by Markus Huber

    According to El País, the Spanish newspaper, Nike is not amused about its sponsored soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo’s efforts to launch his own footwear line. The collection, which is set to retail between €100-500, was presented in Milan last week. The casual shoes are produced in Guimaraes, a city in Ronaldo’s native Portugal. Nike apparently sees a […]