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Perry Ellis inks Nike Swim licenses in Latin America Beth Wright | 23 Jan 17

US apparel business Perry Ellis International has inked a number of new license agreements to distribute Nike Swim across Latin America.

JC Penney to roll out hundreds of Nike "shops" Beth Wright | 18 Jan 17

Retail giant JC Penney is to roll out hundreds of Nike "shops" across its stores in a move the company says "underscores its commitment to activewear".

Nike scaling up 'Express' supply chain initiative Michelle Russell | 22 Dec 16

US sporting goods giant Nike is looking to speed up its supply chain process and deliver products to market quicker through the scaling up of a new 'Express Lane' manufacturing initiative.

Nike Q2 profit grows on US and China demand Michelle Russell | 21 Dec 16

US sporting giant Nike has booked higher second-quarter earnings on stronger demand in China and its domestic market, while indicating a potential rebound in its basketball business.

Nike CEO to be honoured as "outstanding" industry leader Beth Wright | 20 Dec 16

Mark Parker, chief executive officer, president and chairman of US sporting goods giant Nike, is to be honoured for his leadership by the National Retail Federation (NRF).

Top 20 news stories on just-style in 2016... Michelle Russell | 19 Dec 16

Instead of our regular roundup of the most-read stories on just-style during the week, we thought a fitting end to the year would be to take a look at the top news stories on just-style in 2016. Cutting edge innovations, Africa growth, Brexit, worker safety, key apparel and footwear trends, and minimum wages were just some of the issues that made the headlines.

Fashion firms failing to address deforestation risk Michelle Russell | 6 Dec 16

Leading international businesses – including apparel and textile companies – are ill-prepared for the risk that comes from sourcing products linked to deforestation, a major cause of climate change, a new report claims. 

Nike postpones newest retail experience Beth Wright | 14 Nov 16

US sporting goods giant Nike has confirmed to just-style it had to postpone the opening of its newest retail experience, Nike Soho, last week.

Nike Ease Challenge offers $50,000 for footwear innovation Beth Wright | 31 Oct 16

US sporting goods giant Nike has launched a US$50,000 challenge inviting designers, engineers and makers to come up with new innovations to help people more easily put on, secure and take off their shoes.

PVH and Hanesbrands CEOs awarded for CSR work Michelle Russell | 24 Oct 16

Emanuel Chirico, chief executive of PVH Corp, and Richard Noll, chief executive of Hanesbrands, have both been named '2016 Responsible CEO of the Year' – with Chirico also picking up a  Lifetime Achievement award.

Nike promotes Peddie to head North America unit Michelle Russell | 7 Oct 16

US sporting giant Nike has promoted company veteran Tom Peddie as vice president and general manager of its North America division. 

Nike to raffle new 'Back to the Future' shoes Leonie Barrie | 6 Oct 16

Sportswear giant Nike has unveiled the latest version of its ‘Back to the Future’ inspired shoes, featuring an Adapative Fit system that senses the wearer and tightens or loosens accordingly.

Global brands back training for Pakistan cotton farmers Michelle Russell | 29 Sep 16

Around 200,000 Pakistani cotton farmers are set to benefit from a global cotton industry partnership that will train them on issues such as sustainability in farming and child labour thanks to funding from brands such as H&M and Levi Strauss & Co. 

Converse breaks away from sneakers with new apparel line Beth Wright | 27 Sep 16

Nike-owned Converse has revealed it will unveil a new apparel line, complete with a limited-edition collection, later this week in a bid to branch out and away from its mainstay sneaker.

Retail fallout unclear following Hanjin Shipping collapse Leonie Barrie | 14 Sep 16

As efforts continue to try to rescue cargo stranded in the wake of the collapse of Hanjin Shipping, the world's seventh-largest container shipper, fallout for apparel and footwear importers and exporters remains unclear.

Nike and Under Armour top social currency chart Beth Wright | 30 Aug 16

US sportswear giant Nike and performance footwear and apparel brand Under Armour have topped the so-called social currency charts, as other retailers clamour to keep up with their social media-savvy consumers.

Nike and Crystal Group "doing well by doing good" Leonie Barrie | 26 Aug 16

Sportswear giant Nike and Hong Kong based manufacturer Crystal Group are the only two apparel companies that have made it onto Fortune magazine's official 'Change The World' list for 2016, which ranks businesses on their sustainability efforts.

Denim and athleisure top picks for back-to-school Leonie Barrie | 18 Aug 16

With the second-biggest shopping season of the year now underway, analysts are cautiously optimistic that back-to-school sales will provide a much-needed lift for US clothing retailers thanks to several key trends and well-controlled inventory levels.

What's 3D printing doing for apparel and footwear? Guest author | 17 Aug 16

3D printing has already transformed the manufacturing process in many industries, but an assessment of the technology by analysts at Bernstein Research seems to suggest much more progress still needs to be made before it has the potential to impact apparel.

Nike exits golf equipment in apparel and footwear focus Beth Wright | 4 Aug 16

US sporting goods giant Nike is to accelerate innovation in its golf footwear and apparel business, but will stop selling equipment such as clubs, balls and bags after years of falling sales.

Nike promotes Lesnard to lead global running Beth Wright | 19 Jul 16

Sporting goods giant Nike has promoted company veteran Steve Lesnard as its new general manager of Global Running.

UEFA sportswear sponsors slated over supplier wages Leonie Barrie | 7 Jul 16

As the UEFA European championship 2016 nears its climax in Paris at the weekend, the three main sportswear sponsors have been criticised for shifting their supply chains around countries in Asia where workers who make their shirts earn less than the living wage.

Nike, Victoria's Secret, Esprit lag in detox efforts Beth Wright | 6 Jul 16

Inditex, Hennes & Mauritz (H&M) and Benetton have been praised by environmental activist group Greenpeace for being on track to clean up their chains, while Victoria's Secret, Esprit and sports brands Nike and LiNing are lagging behind the field.

Nike names Apple CEO to board as Knight retires Beth Wright | 1 Jul 16

Sporting goods giant Nike has named Apple CEO Tim Cook lead independent director of its board, while simultaneously announcing the company's co-founder, Phil Knight, has retired from his post as chairman under a planned transition that was initiated a year ago.

Nike names Zanon to lead basketball as Jackson resigns Beth Wright | 15 Jun 16

Sporting goods giant Nike has promoted 27-year company veteran Craig Zanon as vice president and general manager of Nike global basketball following the resignation of Michael Jackson.

Nike expands eco-friendly European logistics campus Michelle Russell | 3 Jun 16

Sporting goods giant Nike is further pushing its vision for a low-carbon, closed-loop future with an expansion of its European logistics campus, which it says will make its operations more efficient, responsive and sustainable.

Nike warns of ‘conflict minerals’ in some products Leonie Barrie | 2 Jun 16

Sporting goods giant Nike has warned that some ‘conflict minerals’ in its products may come from the Democratic Republic of Congo or neighbouring countries – and that it intends to work with suppliers to obtain information on their origin. 

Nike management changes to drive innovation Beth Wright | 27 May 16

Sporting goods giant Nike has announced a number of general management promotions aimed at driving continued innovation across its global markets.

H&M, Inditex and Nike rated supply chain leaders Leonie Barrie | 25 May 16

Swedish fast-fashion retailer H&M, Zara brand owner Inditex and sportswear giant Nike are not only among the world’s leading brands, they also have some of the best supply chains too, according to a new review.

Nike aims to double business yet halve its impact Michelle Russell | 12 May 16

Nike has upped its sustainability game, challenging itself to double its business yet halve its environmental impact by 2020, as the US sporting goods giant revealed its latest achievements.








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