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Matthew Kish

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Portland, OR, United States

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Past articles by Matthew:

Lululemon reportedly exploring a sale of Mirror, the struggling fitness tech brand it bought for $500 million

Bloomberg on Monday reported Lululemon is considering selling Mirror. An analyst said doing so could help the company focus on its core business. → Read More

Nike critics launch a 'burn bra challenge' and rail against its treatment of female athletes amid growing backlash for its work with a transgender influencer

Nike, which has weathered protests before, encouraged inclusivity on social media after receiving criticism for working with a transgender influence. → Read More

A former Nike runner says the company stopped paying her while she was pregnant and portrayed her as 'Miss America in a crop top'

Kara Goucher's tell-all memoir gives the most in-depth look yet at accusations that Nike, its coaches, and its executives mistreated female runners. → Read More

Big changes at the top of Nike as the company shakes up its technology, diversity, Asia, and women's departments

Nike organization changes include ​​Ratnakar Lavu out as tech lead and new roles and responsibilities for Amy Montagne, Deepak Arora, and Ryan Fusselman. → Read More

Leaked Nike email reveals new tech leaders after the surprise exit of a top exec

Two weeks after the resignation of the company's top technology executive, Nike this week internally announced interim co-heads of the division. → Read More

Why Allbirds stock is down over 40% in the wake of a bruising earnings report

Why is Allbirds stock dropping? Part of the problem is timing. → Read More

Nike taps Twitter's former head of diversity as next chief DEI officer

James Loduca succeeds Jarvis Sam, who left Nike in November. He is the sportswear company's fourth head of diversity efforts since 2020. → Read More

Nike and Adidas veterans reveal how to get your foot in the door in the sneaker industry

The sneaker business is highly competitive, but it's possible to get in the door by knowing the industry and your brand, and networking smart. → Read More

Nike is battling theft in stores, warehouses, and even trains

In recent months, Nike's dealt with organized theft in stores, warehouses, and rail yards. In Portland, it's working with officials to address crime. → Read More

Nike's top tech executive, Ratnakar Lavu, resigns

Lavu joined Nike in June 2019. An internal email announcing his resignation did not give a reason for his departure. → Read More

Kobe Bryant's final game floor sold for $800,000

A buyer purchased the autographed piece of memorabilia from Rally, which sells shares of collectibles ranging from vintage cars to sneakers. → Read More

Nike's messy dispute over who gets credit for signing Michael Jordan is hitting the big screen in film starring Ben Affleck and Matt Damon

While there's debate about who should get the most credit for signing the NBA legend, there's no debate about Jordan's importance to Nike. → Read More

Retail CEO crisis: why the industry's top job is suddenly the hardest to fill

At least 10 large retail companies have lost their CEOs in recent months. Experts say its not a coincidence, but a leadership crisis in the industry. → Read More

Nike is going all in on luxury-obsessed Gen Z

Nike CEO John Donahoe said the brand is focused on Gen Z in China. It's not the only sneaker brand focused on the generation. → Read More

Adidas just lost a legal battle with designer Thom Browne over whether it's OK to sell products with stripes

A Manhattan jury returned a verdict in favor of the fashion company Thom Browne in a lawsuit over the company's use of stripes. → Read More

3 reasons why Nike's ex-CEO is what Disney needs right now

Mark Parker is credited with overseeing a smooth CEO transition at Nike and engineering the company's successful direct-to-consumer push. → Read More

A bidder wants to buy a piece of Kobe Bryant's last game floor for $800,000

The offer kickstarts a 48-hour voting period, which could trigger additional bids. Bryant scored 60 points in his legendary last game in April 2016. → Read More

Why sneaker prices are at a 40-year high, with one economist comparing them to an 'erratic' EKG

Footwear prices increased more in 2022 than in any of the previous 40 years. But a sneaker economist doesn't expect that to continue. → Read More

Nike shows its serious about growing slip-on shoe trend with new Jordan brand easy-entry line

The brand's new 23/7 line of slip-on sneakers for kids will release on January 16. Nike's been developing hands-free technology for several years. → Read More

Equinox bans new members on January 1, leading to criticisms of 'shaming' and praise of 'bold' strategy

The high-end fitness chain Equinox didn't accept new members on January 1, leading to criticisms of "shaming" and compliments of a "bold strategy." → Read More