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Nike promotes Spillane to product and merchandising role  Katie Smith | 25 Apr 16

US sporting goods giant Nike has promoted Michael Spillane to the position of president of product and merchandising as one of a number of changes designed to drive further growth.


Nike execution "outstanding" as Q3 earnings climb Michelle Russell | 23 Mar 16

Nike's global execution remains outstanding, one analyst has said, as the US sporting goods giant revealed "robust and balanced" growth across its portfolio in the third quarter. 


Nike debuts eco-friendly Aeroswift technology Katie Smith | 18 Mar 16

Nike has unveiled its new national uniforms for football, basketball and track and field – each featuring the US sportswear giant's new Aeroswift technology which features recycled polyester and is designed to enhance performance. 


Nike unveils "groundbreaking" adaptive lacing Katie Smith | 17 Mar 16

US sporting goods giant Nike has launched two new footwear innovations, including what it describes as a "groundbreaking" adaptive lacing platform and a pioneering technology that separates mud from cleats in football boots.


Nike uses recycled polyester for all Flyknit shoes Michelle Russell | 22 Feb 16

US sporting giant Nike says it has completed the transition of all core yarn for its Flyknit shoes to recycled polyester as it revealed a number of sustainable performance milestones achieved since the performance-engineered footwear was launched four years ago. 


Nike accelerates digital strategy with Sussman appointment Michelle Russell | 10 Feb 16

US sporting goods giant Nike is accelerating its digital strategy with the appointment of Adam Sussman as its first chief digital officer. 


H&M worker rights pledge showing early results Michelle Russell | 8 Jan 16

A global framework agreement, initiated by H&M and the IndustriAll global union, has succeeded in helping to reinstate sacked workers at garment factories in Myanmar and Pakistan just months after coming into force.


Nike files patent lawsuit against Skechers Michelle Russell | 6 Jan 16

Sporting giant Nike has filed a patent infringement lawsuit against Sketchers, months after Adidas filed a similar one against the US footwear group.


Nike grows future orders as Q2 earnings climb Michelle Russell | 23 Dec 15

Sporting goods giant Nike reported higher future orders in its second-quarter thanks to strong demand from China and Japan, and saw growth in both earnings and sales. 


Levi Strauss taps Nike exec Ask to lead global retail Michelle Russell | 22 Dec 15

Denim giant Levi Strauss & Co has appointed Nike executive, Carrie Ask, as its president of global retail.


Top 20 news stories on just-style in 2015... Katie Smith | 18 Dec 15

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 2015. Free trade agreements, cutting-edge innovations, sandblasting in Chinese jeans factories, new minimum wages, and retail job cuts were some of the issues that made the headlines.


Nike sues Ralph Lauren design director Michelle Russell | 9 Dec 15

Nike has filed a lawsuit against Ralph Lauren Corp and the sportswear giant's former design executive Matthew Millward for breaking his non-competition agreement when he took a job with Lauren's Club Monaco brand.


Apparel groups urge strong climate pledge from leaders Michelle Russell | 4 Dec 15

A group of seven apparel companies, including Levis Strauss & Co, VF Corp and Gap Inc, have signed a declaration calling on government leaders to reach a strong climate change agreement. 


VF Corp and Kohl's join White House climate pledge Michelle Russell | 1 Dec 15

US apparel giant VF Corp and department store retailer Kohl’s are just two of a further 73 companies to have joined the White House pledge to address climate change and reduce their carbon footprints.


Global labour standard key to addressing audit fatigue Michelle Russell | 26 Oct 15

Plans for a single industry-wide global standard for auditing social and labour performance in apparel supply chains could solve the long-standing issue of audit fatigue – as well as providing an opportunity to improve transparency and invest more in factory safety and ethics.


Nike to accelerate product and manufacturing innovation Katie Smith | 15 Oct 15

Nike is accelerating its 'manufacturing revolution' by partnering with a sketch-to-scale business to develop innovative footwear that can reach consumers more quickly, while offering customisation and increased performance.


Nike targets revenues of $50bn by 2020 Katie Smith | 15 Oct 15

Sporting goods giant Nike has said it expects revenue to reach US$50bn by 2020, with its women's business set to double over the same period, as part of its long-term growth plan. 


Tesco's F&F joins ZDHC as new board formed Michelle Russell | 9 Oct 15

F&F, the fashion brand of UK supermarket retailer Tesco Stores, has become the latest member of the Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals (ZDHC) group, amid the formation of a new board of directors.


Top stories this week on just-style... Katie Smith | 9 Oct 15

The most-read stories on just-style this week include a look at the landmark TPP trade agreement – including doubts over when it will actually come into action – the shift in core business practices required to take advantage of potential growth in e-textiles and smart garments, and US apparel import trends in August. 


CEO of Nike surf brand Hurley to retire Michelle Russell | 7 Oct 15

US sportswear giant Nike has announced that Bob Hurley, the founder and CEO of its Hurley surf and action sports brand, is to retire.


Nike debuts new fabric for adaptive breathability Katie Smith | 5 Oct 15

Sportswear giant Nike has launched a new responsive, lightweight fabric, which it claims adapts to changes in body temperature to help runners stay more comfortable and perform better.


Athletic players "well positioned" amid disruption Katie Smith | 25 Sep 15

Deflationary pressures, the rise of Amazon and the expansion of off-price and fast fashion chains all have the potential to disrupt traditional US apparel retailers - but it is the athletic players that are “well positioned” to come out on top, analysts suggest.


Nike optimistic on 23% jump in Q1 earnings Michelle Russell | 25 Sep 15

Sportswear giant Nike has offered an optimistic outlook as it booked higher first-quarter earnings and strong sales gains in China.


What's in store for US apparel back-to-school sales? Katie Smith | 4 Sep 15

For the second year in a row, it seems consumers are being more restrained when it comes to back-to-school shopping. But with new fashions, a shift in spending away from electronics, and a more optimistic consumer, industry analysts are cautiously optimistic for clothing retailers.


UK sportswear market to surpass $8bn by 2019 Michelle Russell | 26 Aug 15

The UK market for sportswear is expected to see considerable growth over the next five years to surpass GBP8bn (US$12.5bn) as the trend for athleisure rockets, a new report has forecast.


China market woes could hit consumer spending Michelle Russell | 25 Aug 15

Tumbling markets and economic uncertainty in China could deliver a tough blow to several specialty retail and apparel companies - with the biggest risks including China revenue exposure and a potentially slower economy driving lower consumer spending, one analyst has suggested.


Nike, Hanesbrands and VF top sustainability index Michelle Russell | 21 Aug 15

Nike, Hanesbrands and VF Corp have topped an analyst report of apparel and footwear firms that have made the most progress in managing environmental, social and governance issues.


China's yuan devaluation to impact textile and clothing sector Michelle Russell | 13 Aug 15

Exchange rate variations could “significantly” influence China's textile and apparel exports, a consultancy has suggested, after the government cut the guiding rate for the yuan for a third consecutive day.


Athletic footwear sales grow ahead of back-to-school Katie Smith | 30 Jul 15

Strong mid-year sales of athletic footwear in the US is an encouraging indicator for the all-important back-to-school season, new research suggests.


Top stories this week on just-style... Katie Smith | 3 Jul 15

The most-read stories on just-style this week include news that Myanmar has introduced its first minimum wage for garment workers, Marks & Spencer is to launch a supply human rights policy, and Adidas has developed its first shoe upper made from ocean waste.

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