Porter's Five Forces Analysis Of Under Armour

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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 offers durable, functional, and high-quality products for athletes. The strategic methods implemented by the company have only got it so far. It is now in competition with big brands like Nike and Adidas. However, it will have to go the extra mile to be able to be on the same level as those rivals. Under Armour focuses more on athletic wear rather than lifestyle wear. It has strong brand recognition among athletes. That being said, Under Armour has to seriously consider expanding internationally to cover more markets. It should also work on products diversification and innovative designs. The following sections of this report will support the recommendations presented because they were based on the results of implementing external and internal…show more content…
To begin with, it is crucial to identify the industry. The athletic footwear and fitness apparel industry constitutes of somewhat 25 companies which offer sportswear, sports accessories, sports footwear, and sports equipment. Some brands even offer casual wear. Competitors in the industry have relatively high prices due to their products' durability and innovated materials used in manufacturing them. Porter's five forces which will be used in the analysis below are: competitive rivalry, bargaining power of suppliers, bargaining power of customers, threat of news entrants, and threat of substitute products. A detailed analysis will be attached in the appendix (Appendix

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