Nike, Inc.

Nike is a major sportswear and equipment company headquartered in Beaverton, Oregon.

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What does Nike mean?

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It means ''Victory'' in Greek. The name is used by a modern company producing running shoes and other athletic wear. The Goddess Nike Nike is the Greek goddess of victory. According to legend, in the Battle of Marathon, news of the the successful battle by the Greeks was sent by messenger back to their home city, 26 miles away (the origin of the marathon). The messenger was so exhausted when he got there that he said one word: "Nike!"(Victory) and then died from dehydration and exertion. Further in Greek myth, when Zeus was gaining allies in the Titan War, Styx brought her four children, of which Nike (Victory) is one, the others being Zelos (Rivalry), Kratos (Strength) and Bia (Force). Nike was appointed his charioteer, and all four were appointed as sentinels standing beside the throne of the god. Beyond this Nike never acquired any distinctive mythology of her own.
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Where are Vans shoes sold?

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Vans are sold in Zumiez, vans outlet stores, famous footwear, and many skating stores.
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Can you change the laces in Nike mercurial?

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You can get new laces in any shop that sells laces, you might also try checking local sports shops as they would have the widest variety.
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What are the challenges facing Nike in the future?

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Making better, more sporty shoes. Also, future policies may crack down on Nike's foreign factories and all of that controversy.
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Is the nike zoom ja id shoe for distance?

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No its for 100 through 400m i guess you could use it for distance but it doesn't have like heel support your suppose to run on the balls of your toes.
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What to wear with a black and white nikes?

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Anything. they are perfect...classy and casual so long as they arent scuffed
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What is full form of Nike?

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national international kit essimilation
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What is the swot of Nike?

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Strengths: - Nike is a very competitive organization. Phil Knight (Founder and CEO) is often quoted as saying that 'Business is war without bullets.' Nike has a healthy dislike of is competitors. At the Atlanta Olympics, Reebok went to the expense of sponsoring the games. Nike did not. However Nike sponsored the top athletes and gained valuable coverage. - Nike has no factories. It does not tie up cash in buildings and manufacturing workers. This makes a very lean organization. Nike is strong at research and development, as is evidenced by its evolving and innovative product range. They then manufacture wherever they can produce high quality product at the lowest possible price. If prices rise, and products can be made more cheaply elsewhere (to the same or better specification), Nike will move production. -Nike is a global brand. It is the number one sports brand in the World. Its famous 'Swoosh' is instantly recognisable, and Phil Knight even has it tattooed on his ankle. Weakness - The organization does have a diversified range of sports products. However, the income of the business is still heavily dependent upon its share of the footwear market. This may leave it vulnerable if for any reason its market share erodes. - The retail sector is very price sensitive. Nike does have its own retailer in Nike Town. However, most of its income is derived from selling into retailers. Retailers tend to offer a very similar experience to the consumer. Can you tell one sports retailer from another? So margins tend to get squeezed as retailers try to pass some of the low price competition pressure onto Nike. Opprotunities - Product development offers Nike many opportunities. The brand is fiercely defended by its owners whom truly believe that Nike is not a fashion brand. However, like it or not, consumers that wear Nike product do not always buy it to participate in sport. Some would argue that in youth culture especially, Nike is a fashion brand. This creates its own opportunities, since product could become unfashionable before it wears out i.e. consumers need to replace shoes. - There is also the opportunity to develop products such as sport wear, sunglasses and jewellery. Such high value items do tend to have associated with them, high profits. - The business could also be developed internationally, building upon its strong global brand recognition. There are many markets that have the disposable income to spend on high value sports goods. For example, emerging markets such as China and India have a new richer generation of consumers. There are also global marketing events that can be utilised to support the brand such as the World Cup (soccer) and The Olympics. Threats - Nike is exposed to the international nature of trade. It buys and sells in different currencies and so costs and margins are not stable over long periods of time. Such an exposure could mean that Nike may be manufacturing and/or selling at a loss. This is an issue that faces all global brands. - The market for sports shoes and garments is very competitive. The model developed by Phil Knight in his Stamford Business School days (high value branded product manufactured at a low cost) is now commonly used and to an extent is no longer a basis for sustainable competitive advantage. Competitors are developing alternative brands to take away Nike's market share. - As discussed above in weaknesses, the retail sector is becoming price competitive. This ultimately means that consumers are shopping around for a better deal. So if one store charges a price for a pair of sports shoes, the consumer could go to the store along the street to compare prices for the exactly the same item, and buy the cheaper of the two. Such consumer price sensitivity is a potential external threat to Nike
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How does Nike benefit people?

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i would say that nike benefits people because it makes them look cool when they step outside and they just wanna showoff
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Can you customize Nike elite socks?

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You can get custom elite socks at www.elitesportsocks.com. You have to order 24 pairs minimum. The elite socks come customized with your logo, text, and colors. Some, but most of the time you only get to pick the color. For example; red, white, and black.
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Mission statement for Nike?

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"To bring inspiration and innovation to every athlete in the world. If you have a body, you are an athlete."
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Has the emphasis on school sports for girls brought womens sports to a higher standard in America?

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yes and has made more women across America played sports Yes it has and in many schools womens sports are just as emphazized if not more than the boys sports like mine for example.
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How long does it take for a Nike id shoe to arrive after they shipped it?

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depends on which shipping method you used. if its standard then wait for it to process and it takes 3-5 business days so not Saturday or Sunday.
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How can you register for the 2008 Nike women's marathon?

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Go to the Nike Women's Marathon website and register for "email alerts" on the home page. Next year, you will receive an email when it's time to register. You could register for e-mail updates for the 2007 event but not 2008. Good Question! I would like to know too!
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Why did they name it Nike?

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The Nike gymshoe got its name by a god in Ancient Greek who was named Nike and loved to run.
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Where does Nike outsource to?

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Countries where Nike outsource are: China, Indonesia, Mexico, Philippines and Vietnam.
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Who designed the Nike swoosh logo?

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The "swoosh" trademark was created as part of a series of designs by Carolyn Davidson, a student at Portland State University (Oregon) in 1971. She was famously paid just $35 for her work by Nike founder Phil Knight.