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In the money: Innovation key to Nike growth plan

Sportswear giant Nike plans to accelerate its innovation agenda, with more new ideas and faster solutions, as part of efforts to bolster lon...

Nike shrugs off industry woes

Shareholders of US sportswear group Nike can be rest assured this Christmas that current and future growth is ahead of the field, despite a...


ANALYSIS: Nike finds growth beyond the tick

Joe Ayling | 24 Sep 2010

Sporting goods giant Nike has joined the chorus of retailers and brands warning of rising input costs in the supply chain, even though its stable of portfolio brands has returned strong revenue growth during the first quarter of its current financial year.


Spotlight on...World Cup branding battle

Joe Ayling | 27 May 2010

Four years is a long-time in football, but the moment French captain Zinedine Zidane headbutted an Italian defender during the World Cup final at Berlin's Olympic Stadium will live long in the memory. The next question is, how many fans remember what brand of shirt he was wearing? Joe Ayling reports.


More of the same in Nike growth targets

Richard Woodard | 6 May 2010

Nike’s long-term growth plans constitute, to paraphrase the words of one rather underwhelmed analyst, more of an evolution than a revolution. The headline revenue target of US$27bn looks impressively bullish, but much of what lies behind it is little more than a development of past strategies.


Nike gains momentum from the woes of others

Richard Woodard | 18 Mar 2010

Taking the figures in isolation, it appears that Nike president and CEO Mark Parker is indulging in a little pre-World Cup hype when he calls the company’s third quarter “great”.

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Iconix Brand Group acquires Pony in North America

Katie Smith | 3 Feb 2015

Iconix Brand Group, which owns and licenses brands including Candie's and Umbro, has acquired the North American rights to the athletic brand Pony and related intangible assets in partnership with Anthony L&S Athletic (AL&S) for US$37m.


Iconix Brand Group shuffles management team

Katie Smith | 19 Mar 2014

Iconix Brand Group has unveiled a series of changes to its management team, including the appointment of Jeff Lupinacci as its new CFO, replacing Warren Clamen.


Iconix snaps up balance of Latin America business

Michelle Russell | 3 Mar 2014

Iconix Brand Group has acquired the remaining 50% of its Latin America business from joint venture partner New Brands Group for US$42m.


Iconix Q4 profit boosted by higher sales

Katie Smith | 21 Feb 2014

Iconix Brand Group, which owns and licenses brands including Candie's and Umbro, has reported a 6% increase in fourth-quarter net profit thanks to higher sales.


Iconix lifts outlook despite Q3 profit decline

Katie Smith | 29 Oct 2013

Iconix Brand Group has raised its earnings guidance for the full year, despite reporting a slight decline in third-quarter net profit.


Iconix lifts outlooks on Q2 profit growth

Katie Smith | 24 Jul 2013

Iconix Brand Group, which owns and licenses brands including Candie's and Umbro, has lifted its full-year guidance after reporting a 31.4% increase in second-quarter net profit.


Henry named new Jaeger CEO

Katie Smith | 21 Jun 2013

Former Esprit chief product officer, Colin Henry, has been appointed as the new CEO of UK luxury fashion brand Jaeger, taking over responsibility from executive chairman Stewart Binnie, who stepped down in March.


Iconix acquires remaining stake in Ecko brands

Katie Smith | 28 May 2013

Iconix Brand Group has acquired the remaining 49% stake in the Ecko portfolio of brands that it did not already own, in a deal worth US$45m.


Nike promotes Spillane to head China operations

Katie Smith | 2 May 2013

Oregon-based sportswear giant Nike has promoted Michael Spillane to the position of vice president and general manager of Greater China.


Iconix lifts FY earnings target after Q1 profit

Katie Smith | 25 Apr 2013

Iconix Brand Group, which owns and licenses brands including Candie's and Umbro, has raised its full-year earnings guidance after reporting a 28% increase in first-quarter net profit.


Iconix buys Lee Cooper brand in $72m deal

Leonie Barrie | 20 Feb 2013

European denim brand Lee Cooper has been sold to Iconix Brand Group in a $72m deal that will help the New York based firm grow its international presence.


Iconix raises FY guidance on Lee Cooper buy

Leonie Barrie | 20 Feb 2013

Iconix Brand Group Inc, which owns and licenses brands including Candie's and Umbro, has raised its full-year profit and sales guidance after buying European denim brand Lee Cooper.


Nike completes sale of Cole Haan to Apax Partners

Petah Marian | 4 Feb 2013

Sportswear giant Nike has completed the sale of footwear brand Cole Haan to private equity firm Apax Partners, after the US$570m deal was revealed in November.


Nike Q2 boosted by US and emerging markets

Leonie Barrie | 21 Dec 2012

Sporting goods giant Nike Inc has booked a 9% jump in profit from continuing operations during it second quarter, helped by growth in all key categories, product types and geographies except China.


Iconix Brand Group completes Umbro acquisition

Katie Smith | 3 Dec 2012

Iconix Brand Group, which licenses fashion and footwear labels like Candie's, Bongo, London Fog and Joe Boxer, has completed the acquisition of UK football brand Umbro from Nike for US$225m.


Nike to sell Cole Haan to Apax Partners for $570m

Katie Smith | 19 Nov 2012

Sportswear giant Nike is to sell its footwear brand Cole Haan to private equity firm Apax Partners for US$570m.


Nike nearing sale of Cole Haan to Apax Partners?

Katie Smith | 6 Nov 2012

Sportswear giant Nike is reportedly nearing a deal to sell its footwear brand Cole Haan to private equity firm Apax Partners for US$500m.


Redundancies "likely" at Umbro

Katie Smith | 5 Nov 2012

Sportswear giant Nike today (5 November) confirmed some redundancies are "likely" following the agreement to sell its Umbro football brand to Iconix Brand Group.


Iconix Q3 profit rises despite falling sales

Katie Smith | 1 Nov 2012

Iconix Brand Group, which licenses fashion and footwear labels like Candie's, Bongo, London Fog and Joe Boxer, has today (1 November) booked an increase in third-quarter net profit despite a fall in sales.


Iconix Brand Group to acquire Umbro

Petah Marian | 24 Oct 2012

Iconix Brand Group has signed an agreement to acquire UK football brand Umbro from Nike for US$225m.


Nike inks Football Association sponsorship deal

Katie Smith | 4 Sep 2012

Sportswear giant Nike has inked a sponsorship deal with the Football Association (FA) to design and supply kit for England's football teams.


Nike coy on England football sponsorship deal

Katie Smith | 29 Aug 2012

Nike has remained quiet on rumours the sporting goods giant is close to signing a deal to become the official uniform supplier for the England football team.


TPG and Apax in running to acquire Cole Haan?

Petah Marian | 10 Aug 2012

Private-equity firms TPG Capital and Apax Partners are reportedly among several parties in the running to buy Nike-owned footwear brand Cole Haan.


Nike in rumoured Billabong bid

Katie Smith | 26 Jun 2012

Sporting goods giant Nike is rumoured to be a potential buyer of Australian surfwear brand Billabong.

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Zara under fire over "Holocaust" T-shirt

Michelle Russell | 28 Aug 2014

Inditex-owned fast fashion chain Zara has gone and done it again.

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