Nike Q1 Profit Stumbles 12%, Pace of Future Orders Slows

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Beaverton, OR—Nike Thursday reported a 12% stumble in its first quarter net income despite accelerating sales, but still managed … [Read more...]

German Court Blocks Adidas in Battle with Nike over New Knit Shoes

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Beaverton, OR—Nike is claiming victory in a first round battle with athletic footwear rival Adidas over recently introduced … [Read more...]

Brands More Important in Consumers’ Buying Decisions, Study Reveals

Ralph Lauren, which placed No. 1 on the Brand Keys survey, is also the outfitter for Team USA at the Olympics.

New York—Although the U.S. economy may seem like it is inching its way to recovery, U.S. shoppers are returning to buying brands … [Read more...]

Nike Q4 Profit Misses on Marketing Costs, Slowing Sales


Beaverton, OR—In its first earnings miss in 22 quarters, Nike Inc. reported Thursday that its fourth quarter profit fell 7.6% as … [Read more...]

JCPenney’s Biggest Shareholder Has “Patience” for New Strategy

William Ackman, hedge fund manager and the founder of Pershing Square Capital, JCPenney's largest shareholder

New York–Despite its larger-than-expected first quarter loss and a 20% slump in its sales, JCPenney’s largest shareholder and … [Read more...]

Nike Q3 Profit, Sales Increase But Margin Narrows

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Beaverton, OR—Nike Inc. posted Thursday a 7% increase in its quarter three profit thanks to sales increases—particularly in North … [Read more...]

Nike Q2 Profit Rises as Global Sales Increase


Beaverton, OR—Nike reported Tuesday that its second quarter profit rose 2.6% as demand for its sport and athletic footwear, … [Read more...]

Nike Q1 Profit, Sales Jump to Another Record

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Beaverton,OR—Despite concerns about a weakening economy here and abroad, Nike Inc. raised its full year sales forecast last week … [Read more...]

Nike Q4 Income, Sales Beat Expectations

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Beaverton, OR—Nike reported Monday better-than-expected fourth-quarter earnings as sales increases made up for higher … [Read more...]

A Generation Gap?

Consumerology: the wheel of engagement for today's consumer

While accessories benefitted from a return to discretionary spending, Marshal Cohen of The NPD Group, Inc. cautions that future … [Read more...]

Nike’s 22% Q2 Profit Hike Offset by Future Orders

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Beaverton, OR--Strong sales and clean inventories have helped sports brand giant Nike Inc. to a 22% hike in second quarter profit, … [Read more...]

Nike Posts Q1 8% Increase in Profits

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Beaverton, OR—Nike announced Thursday robust first quarter sales, driven by sales and clean inventories, and has boosted future … [Read more...]