Criticized and even sued by luxury brand Gucci and others for facilitating the counterfeit goods trade, Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group Holding Ltd has been quietly piloting a scheme to try to curb fakes at source.
U.S. sportswear company Nike will continue to sponsor the United States Olympic Committee (USOC) and its athletes until the end of 2020, the USOC said on Monday.
German sportswear maker Adidas, facing investor discontent over its underperforming share price, announced on Wednesday plans to return to shareholders as much as 1.5 billion euros ($1.9 billion) over the next three years.
Adidas (ADSGn.DE) needs world-class designers, brand experts and technical whizzkids to improve its image against U.S. rival Nike (NKE.N), but persuading them to move to its headquarters in rural Germany is difficult.
Orlando, US-based sports footwear, apparel, and accessories maker Nike is about to cut off 70 out of the 200 members of its Digital Sport unit in a bold move to stop manufacturing hardware and focus its wearable tech efforts on software.
San Mateo, US-based predictive analytics startup Reflektion scored $8 million in its second funding round led by Intel Capital and Nike to ramp up its sales and marketing activities.
Boston, US-based social advertising and marketing startup Moontoast announced that it has raised $4.5 million as extension to its Series B financing round for its expansion and platform development.
Salesforce.com acquired ExactTarget.
Shares of China's best-known local sportswear group, Li Ning Co Ltd, slid 4 .5 pe rcent on Thursday.