2.0 Competitor Analysis The industry that Under Armour is involved with is extremely competitive, with competing against big names such as Nike or Adidas. Although it’s hard at the beginning, but customers want to have the highest quality apparel therefore they turn to Under Armour. Under Armour stays in the competition by having high quality products, and also by signing endorsements deals with major athletes (Owusu, 2017). By having major athletes represent Under Armour, means the company will be bringing in "big money" because they will bring up the brand’s popularity. The major competitors in this industry are of course inclusive of big names such as Adidas, Nike, Dick’s Sporting Goods and Puma.
Mark Moulton Professor Ottemann December 10, 2014 2014 Term Paper Nike & Under Armour Company Assessment Nike and Under Armour are two of the largest sportswear and athletic shoe companies in the world. Their histories and growth are similar but they use different corporate and business strategies. Their strategies reflect their corporate structure and the personalities of their leadership.
Executive Summary: Under Armour is a company which was launched by former University of Maryland football player Kevin Plank. When he first started his business, it was named KP Sports, it is now known as Under Armour. The company started very small and operations were held from the basement of the founder's grandmother's house. However, the company soon expanded to have a remarkable market share in the sports apparel industry.
Under Armour: Working to Stay on Top of Its Game Lulu M. Mero Webster University Abstract This paper explores the case study found in the Strategic Management: Competitiveness & Globalization (10th ed) under the authors of the book, Michael A. Hitt, R. Duane Ireland, and Robert E. Hoskisson. The title of the case is “Under Armour: Working to stay on Top of Its Game” which analyzes fully the portfolio of the company. Under Armour is an apparel firm that faces some competition and it constantly has to revise its business strategy to stay on top of the market. This case study discloses the company’s history, growth, product and sales profile, major competitors, management, marketing, business strategy, and strategic challenges.
The type of market my paper is concentrating on is known as a monopolistic competition market. The first characteristic that differentiate a monopolistic competition market from the other 3 markets is that in a monopolistic competition, there are many sellers which would lead to competition between the firms to sell their products. The second characteristic is that monopolistic firms are relatively small, which can result in either new firms to enter the industry or firms that are existing to exit the market. The third characteristic is that the firms in the monopolistic market sell products that are similar but are slightly different compared to other firms in the same market. The last characteristic is that the firms in a monopolistic market
Simply put, Nike’s target market is mainly customers who have more concern for the quality and utility of the product than they have for the price at which the product is being sold. This helps to ensure that pricing never has to be adjusted downwards in attempts to woo in a larger number of customers. For any company to achieve success from the marketing strategies that it has put in place, it has to ensure that its strategy is flexible enough to keep up with the changing times and to also accommodate a large variety of customers. So as to do this, it is imperative that the products being produced by the company be innovative enough to exceed what is being provided by competitors in every possible way. Nike chose to take this into deep consideration and this resulted in it making a few changes on its marketing strategy.
Nowadays, teenagers and young adults who participate in fitness activities are also targeted largely in sales strategies. Competitors Analysis The popularity of various sport activities and changing design trends affect the demand for products. Nike compete internationally with athletic and leisure footwear companies, sports equipment companies such as adidas, Puma, Li Ning, Under Armour for the direct competitors. There are also indirect competitors such as Bata, VNC, etc.
Company Description Nike believes diversity and inclusion drives innovation that lead to a competitive advantage. Nike has a broad base of suppliers that actively and significantly support their business requirements. Nike’s Global Procurement team manages the procurement process, including selecting and contracting with the right suppliers for the right goods and services. They have also begun to reduce Nike 's footprint and lessen their impact.
Probable factors that could affect Nike’s business judgements are a range of demographic, social, economic and political. A few have already started to transpire, though others are purely likelihoods. External factors affecting this mix is one of the most common, technology. Before Nike releases its brand new product line to the market, it’s always prepared to authorize that whether or not there has been any sort of major advances from the other competitors that would tracker its launch. Thus they must time this carefully, as other competition may demand to shadow its release with their marketing
NIKE The Factors that Led to Success and Failure of Nike in its Venture across International Markets Abishek TR* Abstract- Key words: INTRODUCTION The largest American suppliers of athletic shoes, apparel, and sports equipments .At the same point of time ,this company is known worldwide .The Success of this company is the result of the various strategies used in the international market expansion which helped them to enter into new markets and to strengthen its position in the traditional ones .
1. Introduction Under Armour, Inc. (Under Armour) is a leading sports apparel and equipment manufacturing company founded in 1996 by Kevin Plank, a 23-year-old former University of Maryland football player.. He revolutionized the sports apparel industry by creating a superior, moisture-wicking, performance T-shirt, made of synthetic fabrics. Under his leadership, the company grew from a 17,000-dollar business in 1996 to a 4.83-billion-dollar empire. 2.
They want people to , when looking for sporting gears, see the brand of nike and instantly know that is quality and reliable products on the shelf. They used ethos ,pathos, and logos to boost their campaign in establish well known sporting product on worldwide platform. This is the way how nike has become so successful in its category. Nike is setting standards that other companies are following in sporting
Price Strengths 1. Low Cost Manufacturing Nike has a company who use the low cost manufacturing for production footwear. All of the Nike’s footwear virtually is manufactured outside of the United States by independent contract manufacturers such as Vietnam, China and Indonesia. Nike was operate multiple factories around the worlds. In 2014, Vietnam, China, and Indonesia manufactured roughly about 43%, 28%, and 25% of total Nike branded footwear and it has also operations in other country such as Argentina, Brazil, India, and Mexico.
Internal Analysis When conducting an internal analysis you must know the firm’s resources and capabilities. Nike’s resources are assets from succeeding in their industry. These resources include financial resources, physical resources, human resources and organizational capabilities. Firms Resources & Capabilities: Human Resources-. The company displays a strong workforce of over 30,000+ employees.