Nike


Sports business
Kobe Bryant was killed in a helicopter crash in January 2020.
In January, the death of Kobe Bryant and eight other people, including his daughter Gianna, in a helicopter crash shook the sports world. In August, the month of his birthday, the Los Angeles Lakers, Nike and Bryant's former hometown posthumously honor the "Black Mamba".

Retail
The Nike House of Innovation in Paris from the inside.
Nike has opened its first House of Innovation in Europe in Paris. In the newest of three flagship stores worldwide, the US sporting goods giant is presenting its vision of sports shopping - including a digitally networked shopping experience.


Sports business
Carsten Unbehaun is the new head of Asics EMEA.
Asics starts in 2020 with a new EMEA boss: Carsten Unbehaun, previously CEO of Haglöfs, succeeds Alistair Cameron. It is intended to further stabilize the company in a challenging market. In addition to Unbehaun, a new Vice President will join.


Sports business
Sieht noch aus wie Science Fiction, ist bei Adidas aber bald Realität: Schuhe, die von Maschinen produziert werden.
The sporting goods giant will close the Speedfactories in Germany and the USA by April 2020 at the latest. The company is now using the findings of the sneaker factory at other locations.


Sports business
Mark Parker (li.) und sein Nacholger John Donahoe
An era is to end on 13 January 2020: Mark Parker has announced his retirement from the board. But Parker wants to stay with the sporting goods giant and Nike has already announced a successor.