Under Armour: Competitor Analysis: Nike And Adidas

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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. These companies have been listed in many…show more content…
This strategy worked for the company early on, but the company's reliance on the North America market has been an issue of late as the North American apparel market hit a slump. That said, Under Armour's international revenues have seen a consistent rise over the last few quarters. In Q3 2017, the company recorded an impressive 35% year-on-year increase in revenues from outside the U.S (Alpha,…show more content…
is a major publicly traded company famously known for their footwear, clothing, sportswear, and equipment line of products. Phil Knight and Bill Bowerman co-founded the company in Beaverton, Oregon in 1964. At this time, the company was known as Blue Ribbon Sports until 1978 when it officially became Nike, Inc (About Nike, 2011). They are the major competitor for Under Armour as they are the current world's leading supplier of apparel and athletic shoes, as well as a major manufacturer of sporting equipment. Nike sponsors many high-profile athletes as well as sports teams around the world. Their swoosh logo and "just do it" slogan are highly recognized among the public. Innovation is the key aspect to Nike's competitive advantage. According to an article posted in Chicago Now, Nike President Charlie Denson said, "Our ability to be authentic, stay connected, and remain distinctive through innovating across all areas of our business is a definitive competitive advantage." The Nike Corporation prides itself in being a leader in their industry because of their innovation, and protecting these ideas with patents. Nike currently has approximately 3,750 patents to this date, which is way more than any other competitors including Adidas and Under Armour which are in the same
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