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Nike executive reveals he shot dead an 18-year-old in 1965

A Nike executive in the United States has revealed that he shot and killed a teenage boy in the streets of West Philadelphia 56 years ago. Larry Miller, chairman of the Jordan Brand, spoke about the 1965 murder in an interview with Sports Illustrated. “It was eating me up inside,” he said of his actions […]

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Nike, Costco face shortages and delays amid global supply chain problems

US giants Nike and Costco are facing product shortages and delays due to global supply chain problems. Nike said production and delivery of its shoes would be impacted until next spring, as it struggles with shipping issues and a worker shortage in Asia. Meanwhile, Costco has re-imposed limits on items like toilet paper. It says […]

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Nike gives corporate staff at Oregon headquarters a week off to unwind and destress ahead of office return

Employees at Nike’s corporate headquarters in Oregon have been given a week off to support their mental health, ahead of the return to the office in September. This week, Monday to Friday the US firm will “power down” to give employees a rest after a tough year. “Take the time to unwind, destress and spend […]

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China accuses several western clothing brands of selling goods that are harmful to children

China has accused several Western clothing brands of selling goods that could be harmful to children. A warning notice on the country’s customs administration website listed 81 items imported by companies including Nike, H&M and Zara. In March, China targeted foreign clothes retailers as an international backlash grows over claims of abuses in the cotton-growing […]

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H&M, Nike face boycott in China over refusal to buy Xinjiang cotton

Swedish multinational clothing-retail company, H&M is facing a boycott in China over its refusal to use Xinjiang cotton amid allegations of forced labour of the Uighur minority. The Swedish retailer said last year it was “deeply concerned” by abuse reports there – a statement which resurfaced on social media, sparking outrage. Major e-commerce platforms have […]