New Nike president 'has some big shoes to fill'

Charlie Denson

Charlie Denson, a 34-year veteran and president of the Nike brand, will retire in January and be replaced from within the company by Trevor Edwards on July 1, Nike said yesterday in a statement. It also promoted Eric Sprunk to the new position of chief operating officer.

Saturday, 22 June, 2013, 3:55am

Right Field: One swoosh down, another rises

Rory McIlroy and Lance Armstrong.

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times. Charles Dickens wrote those words some 153 years ago in his transcendent novel A Tale of Two Cities but they could just as easily have been uttered by Nike co-founder and chairman Phil Knight in 2013.

20 Jan 2013 - 4:45am

Nike investigates Indonesian suppliers over wage abuse

Nike shoes displayed at a shop in Jakarta. The US sporting goods giant is investigating claims its manufacturers in Indonesia are not paying workers properly. Photo: AFP

US sporting goods giant Nike said on Tuesday it was investigating claims by labour activists that its manufacturers in Indonesia were trying to evade paying its workers the minimum wage.

“Nike takes these claims seriously and company representatives are investigating the claims,” global corporate communications director Greg Rossiter said.

15 Jan 2013 - 4:44pm

Rory McIlroy Joins Tiger Woods in Nike Golf Sponsorships

Rory McIlroy at a press conference announcing his partnership with Nike ahead of the 2013 edition of the Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf championship.

Top-ranked Rory McIlroy signed an agreement to use Nike Inc. golf equipment after ending his five- year relationship with Titleist, the company announced.

15 Jan 2013 - 12:05am

Sports Digest, January 15, 2013

Henley youngest to score Sony Open crown

15 Jan 2013 - 3:35am

Sunglasses firm Oakley challenges Nike over Rory McIlroy sponsorship

Sunglasses firm Oakley challenges Nike over Rory McIlroy sponsorship

American sunglasses maker Oakley has launched legal action to try to retain its sponsorship of world number one golfer Rory McIlroy, who is set to become the new face of sportswear giant Nike.

10 Jan 2013 - 3:53am

Nike profit tops analysts' estimates

Nike profit accelerates on strong US growth

Nike, the world's largest sporting-goods company, reported second-quarter profit that topped analysts' estimates as sales gained in North America and the company controlled its marketing costs.

22 Dec 2012 - 2:36am

Jeremy Lin 'lines up' Nike deal with Harvard

Jeremy Lin of the Houston Rockets is said to be in talks with Harvard University for a co-branded product line. Photo: Xinhua

Houston Rockets point guard Jeremy Lin and his alma mater, Harvard University, are in talks to create a co-licensed merchandise line, two people with direct knowledge of the negotiations said.

4 Oct 2012 - 3:28am

Top gear makes a statement

From Nike's Turbospeed track-and-field suits to Speedo's FastSkin3 Super Elite swimsuits, athletes will be sporting the latest in hi-tech apparel at the coming London Olympics. Nonetheless, such innovation is not just for the elite, as sporting-goods brands aim to incorporate new technology across a wide range of sportswear.

13 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Expanding Nike to set up new HQ in Shanghai

After celebrating the 30th anniversary of its China operations last year, Nike plans to boost infrastructure spending by establishing its new corporate headquarters in Shanghai's Yangpu district to support the rapidly growing business in its second-largest market after the United States.

11 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Party kings prove their worth

You may already unknowingly be a fan of Far East Movement - c'mon, who hasn't at least bopped their head to chart-toppers Like A G6, and Girls on the Dance Floor, and Rocketeer?

11 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Party-goers at Peak of condition for Jun's sportswear launch

Few would readily sign up for a product launch that involved intense cardio training, even when plugging a sportswear brand.

It turns out, however, that the Japanese design wunderkind Jun Takahashi, of the fashion label Undercover, has enough pull to lure a pack of celebrities to come out partying in trainers and jogging bottoms, running tights and sports bras.

28 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Chinese market helping to keep Nike on fast track

Nike, the world's largest maker of athletic shoes and apparel, estimates its total 'future orders', from this month to November, have risen 15 per cent year on year to US$10.3 billion, boosted by strong demand from China and other emerging markets.

29 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

10K champ Passarello denied title defence

There are no privileges attached to being the defending champion of the Hong Kong 10K Challenge, as Stefano Passarello has discovered.

Passarello won the road race in convincing style last year but is fuming about not making the start line today because his application was received by the Hong Kong Amateur Athletics Association after the entry list was full.

15 Nov 2009 - 12:00am

Guangdong factories drop cheap for chic

Personalised products help halt margin erosion

Low-cost mass production built Guangdong. Now style may take over the task of keeping the economy growing.

17 Mar 2008 - 12:00am