The creators of Nike Phil Knight and Bill Bowerman began in 1964, they used be name Blue Ribbon Sports. Little be known an athlete and track coach at University of Oregon would be on their way to create one of the most well known athletic brands today. At first, they began as an athletic Japanese shoe supplier and then eventually became what we know now as Nike. To this day they are the main supplier of athletic clothing, shoes, accessories today! Nike is one of the top sponsors for athletes, to name a few Michael Jordan, LeBron James, and Kobe Bryant are all phenomenal basketball players. Although Nike continues to revolutionize athletic wear and staying as number one on the leader board, such achievement wasn’t always there
Nike Inc. is a very successful publicly traded sportswear and equipment company based in the United States. Nike is a multi-national and Fortune 500 company. It has reached achievements in their innovation in products that Nike has become one of the most recognized companies today and companies dream to have what Nike has created. The main headquarters for the company is in the Portland area near Beaverton, Oregon. Nike leads the world in supplying athletic apparel and shoes. Nike shows how devoted they are in the satisfaction of their customer’s needs that it shines upon their mission statement and encompasses their vision. Nike ensures to go far and
Nike was created around the late 50’s early 60’s(Page 3 Frisch, Aaron. The Story of Nike). The creator got the idea to make them because of a school project. It was about a business that they would run as they came out of highschool. His name was Phil Knight. It originated in Hillsboro Oregon. And this was the start of something great.
Nike Inc. was founded in 1962 by Bill Bowerman and Phil Knight as a partnership under the name, Blue Ribbon Sports. Our modest goal then was to distribute low-cost, high-quality Japanese athletic shoes to American consumers in an attempt to break Germany's domination of the domestic industry. Today in 2000, Nike Inc. not only manufactures and distributes athletic shoes at every marketable price point to a global market, but over 40% of our sales come from athletic apparel, sports equipment, and subsidiary ventures. Nike maintains traditional and non-traditional distribution channels in more than 100 countries targeting its primary market regions: United States, Europe, Asia Pacific, and the Americas (not including the United States). We utilize over 20,000 retailers, Nike factory stores, Nike stores, NikeTowns, Cole Haan stores, and internet-based Web sites to sell our sports and leisure products. We dominate sales in the athletic footwear industry with a 33% global market share. Nike Inc. has been able to attain this premier position through "quality production, innovative products, and aggressive marketing." As a result, for the fiscal year end 1999, Nike's 20,700 employees generated almost $8.8 billion in revenue.
Nike is a multinational company that is occupied in the design, development, and manufacturing of worldwide and sales of footwear, apparel, accessories and service. Nike was originally founded as Blue Ribbon Sports in May 30, 1971 The name was converted over to Nike by Bill Bowerman and Phil Knight. This is a brand that has been around for a very long time. As the years progress, Nike has expanded their business in other countries. Nike has 858 retail store locations worldwide. With most of those locations being in other countries, Nike had to develop a way to advertise to different countries in other languages. If they never took the time to analyze how to reach the different audience, they would have missed out on new consumers and profit.
Nike is a major power structure in the global economy, a financial land marketing powerhouse. On every level, they practice diversity, they are socially responsible, and Nike gives back to those who are less fortunate. Nike seems to keep improving on every level of business there innovative and never seem to stop looking for new ideas to keep the consumer excited waiting to see what next. Financially Nike has come from nothing five hundred dollars and an idea. This is what America is made of entrepreneurial-minded individual, which believes in an idea and make it come true with just a few dollars.
Over the past 37 years, The Nike Brand has evolved into a successful multi-billion dollar corporation. It has also grown to be the world's largest marketer of athletic footwear and apparel. The company’s products are sold in over 180 countries worldwide and 20,000 retail stores domestically. Nike also operates retail stores overseas such as Nike Towns and factory outlets. Although Nike is involved in the design, development, and marketing of the product; the products are manufactured independently. In addition to its wide range of athletic shoes and apparel, the company also sells Nike and Bauer brand athletic equipment, Cole Haan brand dress and casual footwear, and the Sports Specialties line of headwear.
Historically, Nike engineered and manufactured the sports shoes for athletes to compete and train in. The company's marketing strategies was aimed to sport shoes segment of market that in short period made products so attractive and desirable that they became a must have accessory to the large number of American people. The Nike popularity rapidly grew around the world. The people who would not take part in sport activities on regular basis choose to wear NIKE as company grew in to being part of...
The Nike Inc. company “Just do It” logo encourages many to be motivated to push themselves to work hard and to believe in themselves. The Nike Inc. shoe industry has marketed their sneakers through popular icons such as sport players. However, the same should be encouraged in employees who manufacture these products overseas in China, Indonesia and Korea. Nike has a responsibility to ensure that Management in the manufacturing company is held to a higher practice to avoid unsafe working conditions, unfair pay and child labor.
Nike is a worldwide known business that many people around the globe are attracted to purchase. They make a variety of products ranging from shoes and clothes to sports gear, sports products, and many different accessories. Nike is designed for everyone ranging from infants to elderly. Because of their range of age for products, this makes them a huge competitor. Being able to appeal to all ages and styles of people.
Nike was first known as Blue Ribbon Sports, founded by University of Oregon track athlete Philip Knight and his coach Bill Bowerman in 1962. It officially became Nike, Inc. in 1978 while taking its name after the Greek goddess of victory. Mark Parker is the current CEO and Phil Knight still continues to hold a position at the top of the organization, as the company Chairman.
Since its creation, Nike has proven itself as a popular brand and it has created niches by selling products such as footwear, apparels and various types of sports equipment. This paper will attempt to trace the product development of Nike shoes from its origins in conception and design to the manufacturing and production process located in contract factories in developing countries to advertising and marketing of Nike as a cultural commodity and finally, the retailing of the footwear around the world.
Nike Inc. was founded in 1962 by Bill Bowerman and Phil Knight as a partnership under the name, Blue Ribbon Sports. Our modest goal then was to distribute low-cost, high-quality Japanese athletic shoes to American consumers in an attempt to break Germany's domination of the domestic industry. In 2000 Nike Inc. not only manufactured and distributed athletic shoes at every marketable price point to a global market, but over 40% of our sales came from athletic apparel, sports equipment, and subsidiary ventures. Nike maintains traditional and non-traditional distribution channels in more than 100 countries targeting its primary market regions: United States, Europe, Asia Pacific, and the Americas (not including the United States).
Nike was incorporated on September 8, 1969. Company focuses on seven key categories of its products: running, basketball, and football, men’s training, women’s training, Nike’s sportswear and action sports. It also designs products for kids as well as other athletic and recreational uses, such as cricket, golf, other activities, baseball, tennis, volleyball, soccer and wrestling. The Nike Company also deals in athletic apparel and accessories in addition of athletic bags and accessory items.