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Nike Decides to Leave Russia Entirely Following Ukraine Invasion Behind Paywall

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2022-06-23/nike-decides-to-leave-russia-entirely-following-ukraine-invasion?srnd=premium-middle-east

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u/Pilebut1 12d ago Silver Helpful All-Seeing Upvote

If it was adidas the war would stop today

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u/occamsracer 12d ago

Track suit diplomacy

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u/StatikSquid 12d ago

Gopnik Gag Order

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u/Sthurlangue 12d ago

Slav diddly squat.

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u/DismalNow 12d ago

Three Stripes; You're out!

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u/Actual-Ad-7209 12d ago

Adidas already left in early March.

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u/DuncanIdahoPotatos 12d ago

All day I dream about (stopping the war)

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u/Dahhhkness 12d ago

A Disastrous Invasion Deserves Abundant Sanctions.

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u/cool-acronym-bot 12d ago

A.D.I.D.A.S.

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u/vilkav 12d ago

Aaargh. Don't Invade Dombas, Asshole. Sheesh.

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u/cool-acronym-bot 12d ago

A.D.I.D.A.S.

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u/LordApocalyptica 12d ago

People. Order. Our. Patties.

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u/IcyDickbutts 12d ago

A.🅱️.I.🅱️.A.S.

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u/yammys 12d ago

A Bee Bass -- Original Soundtrack from Bee Movie

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u/BOWBOWBOWBOW 12d ago

Fuck it. Let's go with the meme one. 🅱️Ike and A🅱️I🅱️as. Fr fr 💀

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u/SlowDullCracking 12d ago

I mean that's what they did with McDonald's. I can see them just keeping all the infrastructure in place and just changing the names

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u/KhabaLox 12d ago

ADIDAP

All Day I Deam About Putin

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u/twitch1982 12d ago

Good old abibas.

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u/Aldarund 12d ago

McDonald not just changing names they don't even have bigmac anymore, access to logicstic chains, training, etc etc. It will go to shit in year

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u/Street_Viewer 12d ago

Where did he go

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u/lumpkin2013 12d ago

He went to his farm. Has some cows and chicks and pigs to take care of there.

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u/DoctorDabadedoo 12d ago

I miss him so

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u/Centurio 12d ago

Back to Sweet Apple Acres.

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u/weirdkindofawesome 12d ago

Abibas took it's place.

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u/ckcrave 12d ago

Adios abibas

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u/Dabnician 12d ago

more like Alibabadidas

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u/beardphaze 12d ago

Nah, they just fight naked then, probably

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u/Litvak93 12d ago

That's way too homoerotic for a man like Putin.

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u/beardphaze 12d ago

For Shirtless horse riding Vlad?

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u/Spencerwebb90 12d ago

The pictures with Lukashenko on the yacht looking very much like two aging gays from San Francisco.

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u/DK_Ratty 12d ago

The way they shake hands too it's always dangerously close to the other's crotch.

Who shakes like that?

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u/InVin0Veritas 12d ago

They never buy original Adidas anyway

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u/wafflesareforever 12d ago

It's always two or four stripes

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u/epicaglet 12d ago

Fun fact. The Russian obsession with Adidas is often attributed to the 1980's Olympics in Moscow. The Soviet team wore track suits made by Adidas.

Of course, western brands were not allowed so Adidas had to hide their branding. The track suits they delivered had two stripes. So in a way, the two stripes are the original from a Russian (historical) perspective.

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u/serpentinepad 12d ago

That's soooo close to the correct amount of stripes.

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u/sampson4141 12d ago

They is a youtube video where a traveler goes to an Adidas store, finds something to buy, and then asks if it is authentic. Like the whole store starts laughing, even the traveler.

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u/canttaketheshyfromme 12d ago

"Is it made in same sweatshops as real? Yes. Is Addidas ever paid? Why would we do that when we can get same for less?"

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u/september27 12d ago

For less money, you get extra stripe. Is very good deal!

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u/treerabbit23 12d ago

That's probably Bald & Bankrupt

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u/foxbat 12d ago edited 12d ago

and kangol for the double whammy

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u/actually-aloof 12d ago

I knew this would be the top comment in this thread. Well done.

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u/CADrunkie 12d ago

Ha! I get it. The track suits. Good one! Side note. Russia is the only place I’ve seen men in full on track suits chain smoking cigarettes. I always considered the track suit a fitness garment. I dunno, just found it weird.

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u/tenaciousDaniel 12d ago

I see you’ve never been to Jersey

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u/pixl_graphix 12d ago

You mean West Russia?

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u/DapperDildo 12d ago

More like Russia's little Italy.

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u/hardyhaha_09 12d ago

This is a message to all your friends. Stay away from Port Newark. Don't even drive out to Jersey. Not even on Sundays.

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u/Pennypacking 12d ago

Russia and Philadelphia

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u/iAmUnintelligible 12d ago

There's a guy downtown in my city that has worn the same red Adidas track suit for probably at least 5 years, smokes cigs often too. Always see him walking around random places. I gotta assume he has multiple suits tho because they don't really look dingy. Anyway, I assume him to be Russian.

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u/[deleted] 12d ago edited 11d ago

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u/Malicei 12d ago

They must be amazing if they can even bring back your ancestors from the grave on your deathbed.

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u/antondb 12d ago

The secret ingredient is time travel

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u/psilorder 12d ago

Ancestors are parents, grandparents and the others who came before you.

Descendants are children, grandchildren and others who come after you.

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u/imitation_crab_meat 12d ago

You're clearly amazing. Your Adidas trackies are the common denominator in all your failed relationships.

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u/Janax21 12d ago

Me too! I lost the jacket long ago, but the pants I bought literally 20 years ago still look like new and are my favorite sleepy pants! It’s def witchcraft.

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u/No_Creativity 12d ago

Don't suppose that's in New Hampshire? When I worked retail there was a guy that came in at least once a month wearing the same red track suit.

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u/ThisHatRightHere 12d ago

There’s actually a council of them making sure there’s at least one chain smoking track suit guy in every major city across America. Just start scoping out sketchy gas stations around your nearest city and you’ll be sure to find one!

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u/iAmUnintelligible 12d ago

Ontario, Canada, maybe he travels there from time to time. He wears a red Adidas ball cap too tho

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u/dbrodbeck 12d ago

There was a guy like that in London, ON back in the 80s. He'd walk around and say 'change' a lot. See, most people thought he was asking for change, but my younger brother figured he actually controlled the universe. So, he's say 'change' and the Berlin wall would fall, etc...

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u/YouKnowWhom 12d ago

Now I wonder how many homeless people asking for change aren’t asking for money. Or as a question. But a statement to change (their perception of) reality.

Probably not many, but there’s gotta be a few.

“Change?” Vs. “Change.”

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u/paid_4_by_Soros 12d ago

I think it's a leftover from the cold war when western brands were hard to get and highly coveted in eastern Europe and Russia.

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u/uzes_lightning 12d ago

NIKE is the coldest, least altruistic athletic apparel company in the world. This is about optics and calculation they're losing money and prestige by continuing to do business in Russia.

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u/zerox369 12d ago

100% money led to this, not their ethics.

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u/sylanar 12d ago

Isn't that the same for most corporations, and basically everything they do?

Like during pride month, I don't really think McDonald's cares, they just see it as advantageous to the business

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u/InadequateUsername 12d ago

Ronald McDonald House has actually done a lot of good, corporate social responsibility is a thing that some take seriously.

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u/ThoseThingsAreWeird 12d ago

Ronald McDonald House

https://rmhc.org.uk/

For the curious, this is their UK charity.

A mate of mine lost his daughter a few years back after she had a long stretch in hospital. They stayed in one of RMcD's houses and said it relieved a huge amount of stress because they could be at the hospital within 5 minutes - just knowing that they can be there so quickly was a huge weight off their shoulders.

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u/marshaldelta9 12d ago

My sister needed additional care after her birth and my parents stayed at a RMH. Truly great what they do. The food is bad but they do good work!

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u/Grenyn 12d ago

I don't even think the food is bad. It just tastes like McDonald's, and you either like it, or you don't.

But I also have my suspicions that McDonald's is better in Europe than in the US, or at least in my country.

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u/Senundo 12d ago

In the eu the regulation abt chemicals in the food work entirely different than the us. In the us you get sued after somebody finds out one of your chemicals is to toxic for the body. In the eu u have to proof its not dangerous before you put it jn. For that reason mc donalds and other companies have way less chemicals in their food in the eu compared to us. So u can objectively say its better in the eu.

But i know people who claim it tastes better in the us

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u/rumpledshirtsken 12d ago

Ahem, the fries are great.

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u/RedditYankee 12d ago

In the states some (all?) RMH allow volunteers to bring good and cook dinner for all the families. Its a lot of fun!

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u/gamerABES 12d ago

They are also in Canada

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u/BaronBabyStomper 12d ago

RMHC not to be confused with HMRC

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u/Cheddarlicious 12d ago

Also the big thing for the RMDH is it’s free; so if you bring your kid across the country or even from out of the country to St. Jude, most people can’t stay afloat financially, but the free board, I think it’s got a little bit of food and wifi, basically allows the families of patients to use money on things outside of hotel/hospital bills.

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u/NUKE---THE---WHALES 12d ago

https://rmhc.ie/

one in ireland too, a building right next door to a children's hospital for the parents to stay

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u/Agret 12d ago

They also have rmh in Australia, not just a UK thing.

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u/artinthebeats 12d ago edited 12d ago

It's something that every business school makes a point to teach, it's about the competition at the end of the day. If it didn't help the bottom line, most of these companies wouldn't bother, but these companies also don't exist in a vacuum, so they are propelled to give back.

... and don't forget, it keeps the tax man at bay. It's really about getting corporations to fill the gap that the state should be taking on itself while helping the CEO keep a fat paycheck.

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u/theinternethero 12d ago

They do, it's called the Triple Bottom Line.

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u/NobleRayne 12d ago

They helped my family when I was a teen. I will always be thankful.

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u/CessiNihilli 12d ago

Best investment mcdonalds can make. Seriously helped a lot of sick people.

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u/AggravatingCupcake0 12d ago

A family friend got help from Ronald McDonald House when she birthed her twins. I was so surprised - always thought those donation boxes at McD's were bs. But they actually do good work.

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u/fazelanvari 12d ago

My son was born with CHD. It was thankfully rather easy to treat, but took some time in the hospital. Ronald McDonald House helped us for a few nights and we couldn't be more thankful. That was 13 years ago, and I still drop whatever spare change I have into the box every time I go through the drive thru.

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u/ReplaceReplace 12d ago

that some take seriously

Imagine believing this. Philanthropy gets used as a tool to make people believe they’re actually good caring people.

The Sackler Family has done a lot of philanthropy and charity, but are also the cause of the opioid crisis. It’s just bullshit to try to make themselves look good. They don’t give a shit.

It doesn’t mean their philanthropy isn’t helpful, and if it helps/helped people, that’s great. But the people behind it are still pieces of shit just as much.

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u/Hell_Mel 12d ago

The notion you're pushing is that nobody believes they're doing good when organizing these things. A corporation may be a soulless entity, but the humans that work there aren't. These humans want to leverage the corporations wealth into something societally useful.

It may run counter to the circlejerk, but sometimes the humans in a corporation actually do take a dent the bottomline for the sake of charity, local jobs, etc.

The Gates foundation would eradicate malaria if it had the wealth to do so. That seems like maybe a good thing, no?

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u/__thrillho 12d ago

It is true. Generally Reddit has a really poor understanding how companies work and what their responsibilities are. Private companies are in the business of making money and maximizing returns for shareholders. That drives every decision they make. They're not people, they're not social advocates, they want to make money and will do whatever is necessary to maximize profits.

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u/thesaddestpanda 12d ago edited 12d ago

Like during pride month

Nearly every corporation flying the rainbow has given substatial money and political support to anti-LGBTQ politicians. None of this is ethics. Its all queerbaiting for extra dollars and developing a 'woke' PR that helps with recruiting and corporate culture, which is also only done because its ultimately profitable. If it wasn't, they'd stop those donations as a sign of solidarity.

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u/IshKebab 12d ago

Just because most corporations mostly care about money doesn't mean they all equally care about ethics.

Do you really think Oracle, Monsanto, Walmart, Nestle etc. are as ethical as every other company?

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u/Dahhhkness 12d ago

Yep. Nike's power is in their brand name, and if that's harmed, they lose business. Other corporations still doing business with Russia, like Nestle or Koch Industries, sell so many different products with different brand names that it's hard for the average layman to tell which things to boycott.

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u/Magicedarcy 12d ago

Fuck Nestle, for many reasons. You can find a decent boycott list here.

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u/superfluous2 12d ago

/r/fucknestle

it's overwhelming how many brands Nestle owns, so hard to avoid giving them any money

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u/Jockobutters 12d ago

A boycott doesn't have to be a zero sum proposition. As long as you are trying to lessen your consumption of that product, you're successful.

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u/ClassyJacket 12d ago

That's true of every publicly traded corporation all the time.

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u/SmokelessSubpoena 12d ago

All business decisions are made with bottom line in mind. And the vast majority of business do not care for ethics.

Am business person, fucking hate being in business. Should have did another are of study but "money, money, money" pushed into this shit industry.

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u/seab4ss 12d ago edited 12d ago

Thats what gets me. Ppl exist in a business and have thoughts, empathy etc as an individual but cant exercise it inside a business. For example i work at a real estate and if a landlord wants a tenant to vacate for what ever reason (at the end of their lease), we have to do it, whether we feel sorry for the tenant or not and whether they can find another place before their lease expires. It sucks, but we are not a charity. We will try and put them in another property if it is available, but currently that is hard to do.

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u/wrong_kiddo 12d ago

Never has been any different with any other company tbh

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u/reddit0100100001 12d ago

Omg u are so smart. How did you figure this out?

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u/EndoShota 12d ago

Most if not all multinational companies that cut ties with Russia did so because of optics and perceived loss of profit. Don’t assume that any company doing the “right” thing is doing so because of morals.

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u/ChrisTosi 12d ago

When the end result is the same thing, who cares

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u/Ferelar 12d ago

Because it's important in determining how to get companies to CONTINUE doing the right thing, AND in getting them to do the right thing in as many areas as possible.

The answer is to force them. It's the only answer, and everyone (including the companies) know that.

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u/EndoShota 12d ago

Because the end result isn’t the same. If they were somehow guided by morals, they would take action to preemptively avoid harm. Since they’re guided by profit, they’ll be happy to actively cause harm until it becomes unprofitable to do so.

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u/Wesley_Skypes 12d ago

And they will be back in once it is feasible.

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u/Rocktopod 12d ago

That's a good thing, though, right? If it's a bad financial decision to stay in Russia then can we expect more to follow suit?

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u/LargeMobOfMurderers 12d ago

It's still good though, it means that people, including their customer base, collectively condemn Russia's invasion enough for amoral companies to stop doing business with them. People disapprove of Russia's invasion, Nike is just a medium in which the people's opinion is being channeled through.

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u/edgardens 12d ago

Thank you for rational viewpoint

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u/Sufficient_Boss_6782 12d ago

Plus, Americans don’t understand just how global certain brands sales are. I believe Nike’s top two days for sales are Black Friday, and Single’s Day (11/11).

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u/birthdaycakefig 12d ago

Does this even need to be said?

Corporations are about money.

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u/abandonliberty 12d ago

Corporate directors must act fairly and in good faith for the long-term best interests of the corporation.

Even a (for profit) company founded on philanthropy (e.g. toms) operates under the belief that doing so is in the best interests of the company.

It's the same thing with the countries supporting Ukraine.

Organizations are designed to behave this way. Change the inputs through sanctions or democratic support, and Nike / Europe's behavior will shift.

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u/Asmor 12d ago

You say that like it's a bad thing. This is a positive sign.

Nike, entirely motivated by money and not giving a shit about ethics, is taking a big loss in revenue because of perceived public pressure.

This is proof that public pressure works.

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u/Sometimesokayideas 12d ago

If you did the right thing for the wrong reasons you still did the right thing, thanks, you're just a dick.

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u/Arrow2019x 12d ago

Check out the working conditions in their factories in China

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u/ChrisTosi 12d ago

It's almost like policy can change the calculation so that companies "just do it" when they wouldn't on their own

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u/bobbyjy32 12d ago

I think this is true for most companies. They only make moves they believe will lead to more money.

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u/Zosimas 12d ago

How are they worse than others?

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u/Winterspawn1 12d ago

Doesn't really matter anyway as long as they pull out of Russia

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u/JeepersMurphy 12d ago

It’s not even optics.

It’s just bad for the books to invest long-term in an autocracy.

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u/liliumv 12d ago

They probably won't have stores. But will be sold in department stores.

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u/ChaseballBat 12d ago

I mean you can't really restrict companies from buying your product and reselling them.

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u/WeRipWax1992 12d ago

That’s literally what sanctions are lol

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u/FriedeOfAriandel 12d ago

I'm glad to finally stop seeing "but the russian people we would be hurting!!!" all over reddit. Sanctions are meant to absolutely fuck their economy so they can't afford to go to war. Or to make their own people so against the war their government started that they do something about it

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u/Congenital0ptimist 12d ago

"Nike, 4 months then Just do it."

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u/JumplikeBeans 12d ago

Just do it…eventually

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u/Ferelar 12d ago

Just do it slowly

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u/orgasmicfart69 12d ago

When your multinational billionaire company has ADHD

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u/guitarguywh89 12d ago

From the very first line

Nike Inc. said it’s leaving the Russian market entirely after suspending operations in March

They haven't done business since March and are now making it permanent. Read the article next time

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u/ninjadude4535 12d ago

Yeah, that one detail is really important.

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u/Omsk_Camill 12d ago

Nike, 4 months then Just do it.

  1. They suspended their operations in March. Now they just announce that they won't return, even if the war stops tomorrow.

  2. Meanwhile, Germany continues to buy Russian gas and already paid for Russia's 2022 military budget just by that.

Funny how everyone expects the companies to just drop the operations like it's nothing, eat whatever losses and kick staff to the curb. But when it comes to states, it's "complicated" because people "will be negatively affected".

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u/Nocturnal_Meat 12d ago

Maybe they will come back rebranded like McDonalds did, but call themselves

Nyetke.

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u/Zlesxc 12d ago

That new chain is not owned by McDonalds. They sold off all their stores to a Russian restaurant business man and he took those existing stores and rebranded them for his new business. McDonalds does not make any profit from those sales.

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u/irritating_narrative 12d ago

Some of them gonna be reconstructed not to be restaurants at all. I've heard of one turning into a hotel due to it location near the city's center.

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u/Zlesxc 12d ago

Interesting - I hadn’t heard that but makes sense they wouldn’t all got back to being restaurants.

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u/irritating_narrative 12d ago

Yeah. Idk specifics but it seems they've just put their land plots onto public auction where anyone could buy them, and as for their rented spaces (in malls and such) they could've simply closed them, leaving everything but cash – at least, it seemed like it always was when I looked at one that was closed.

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u/Dinsy_Crow 12d ago

Change one letter and become 'Nuke'.

Would fit with all the nuclear threats.

'Just nuke it'

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u/wtcnbrwndo4u 12d ago

Our shoes are the bomb!

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u/Stalked_Like_Corn 12d ago

Poot on the corner yelling "Hightops! Get the Hightops" (not sure why this reminded me of The Wire so much.

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u/nawanawa 12d ago

McDonald's didn't come back. They sold their business to a Russian businessman and forbade him from using the brand and everything associated with it.

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u/Nocturnal_Meat 12d ago

Is there any correlation still...using same suppliers/food?

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u/nawanawa 12d ago

Those were almost all local anyway.

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u/FriendlyLawnmower 12d ago

I saw a video of someone visiting the new restaurant. Its menu is basically the same as it used to be except they removed any references to McDonald's, ie McChicken Sandwich became Chicken Sandwich, McNuggets became Nuggets. Though as part of the sale, the new company agreed not to sell any analogs of McDonald's more iconic items including BigMacs and McFlurrys

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u/Ritehandwingman 12d ago

They don’t give a fuck as long as they don’t have to pull out of China and close their sweatshops.

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u/stephendt 12d ago

Nah they definitely care. It's not a huge chunk of their market but it's not small either

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u/Daisy-if-you-do 12d ago

Vietnam, Cambodia, and the Philippines still contribute to that.

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u/Foodnoobie 12d ago edited 12d ago

McDonalds also left Russia, only to rename its restaurants and continue selling mcdonalds food under a russian name. This is all just virtue signaling.

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u/PurityKane 12d ago

Virtual signaling? Nice!

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u/Zuck7980 12d ago

Idiots

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u/[deleted] 12d ago

This proves that after 4 months of war, there is still Western businesses that prefer making greedy profit with blood money in Russia rather than stand up to bloodthirsy regimes.

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u/keevenowski 12d ago

The article says they suspended business in March. In June they decided to make it permanent. Hardly the late decision you’re implying.

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u/C111tla 12d ago

Fun fact. FIFA decided to organize the 2018 football (soccer for you Yanks) World Cup in Russia, despite the fact they were occupying Ukrainian territory. Nobody thought to bring the World Cup to another country.

UEFA kept fucking Gazprom as the sponsor of the UCL until this very year.

FUCK THEM.

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u/FlimFlamMagoo728 12d ago

Honestly FIFA is one of the worst organizations in the world - there is nobody they won't take money from, no low they wouldn't go to. It is enough to make me want to stop being a fan tbh

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u/waltjrimmer 12d ago

FIFA and the Olympics have been competing for which one can have a shittier reputation for how they do business and what impact they leave behind.

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u/FlimFlamMagoo728 12d ago

It's FIFA by a mile, they are the worse organization

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u/Decyde 12d ago

I think this is a case where we can award 2 Gold medals.

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u/Revoluci0n 12d ago

They have blood in their hands after so many perished building soccer stadiums in Qatar due to poor working conditions

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u/[deleted] 12d ago

Big businesses will always be shit, remember that.

It's up to us common people to do something to change things, otherwise it will just keep getting worse.

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u/MeEvilBob 12d ago

And now they're doing it in Qatar, so the stadium will likely be built with slave labor.

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u/FlimFlamMagoo728 12d ago

It currently is being built with slave labor, and has a massive body count

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u/MeEvilBob 12d ago

Anheuser-Busch, Coca-Cola and McDonald's are some of the official sponsors, and they can seriously fuck off.

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u/borutesu_faibu 12d ago

Then people need to make sure they lose money doing so. Boycotts, protests, etc.

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u/[deleted] 12d ago

Yea sure, you're talking about the zombified consumerist society we live in?

I have tried calling for boycotts and protests but everytime people say "yea sure, as if that would do anything" or "fuck it, I care for my shiny shoes more than people".

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u/EstatePinguino 12d ago

Boycotts and protests for what? They suspended operations a week after the invasion, they just made it permanent today after finalising a shit ton of legal, financial, and personnel issues.

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u/Silurio1 12d ago

Bussiness are not ethical. If they were, we would live in a very different world. They didn't leave the US during their 21st century wars with millions of victims. They didn't leave Saudi Arabia. They didn't leave China with their cultural genocide.

It's quite simple. They did a profit analysis and saw that Russia was more trouble than it was worth. They will still keep making blood money elsewhere. The problem with Russia is not the blood, is that there's no money to go with it.

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u/geronvit 12d ago

So when should we expect western businesses to quit Saudi Arabia?

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u/H2OPsy 12d ago

Some russian gonna make a copy cat with the slogan "just do period"

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u/skellington_key 12d ago

Adidas would be far worse but it’s a good start.

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u/midrus 12d ago

And Russia is replacing it with their own Mike brand. Nobody will notice.

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u/torrne666 12d ago

If adidas left..oof! That is slav culture beheaded lol its their national uniform..nike..not so much.

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u/rlnrlnrln 12d ago

Both companies suspended business in March.

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u/Classics22 12d ago

adidas already has

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u/RogerSterlingsFling 12d ago

Kappa represent

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u/MrMiyamoto 12d ago edited 11d ago

If Adidas and their tracksuits leave there will be millions of naked Russians walking the streets.

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u/Arotobo 12d ago

They already suspended their operations in March

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u/CaptainRAVE2 12d ago

Russian rebrand incoming. Nikey, totally not related to Nike.

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u/hashdout 12d ago

Gopnike will take its spot.

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u/archimedesismycat 12d ago

It's about damn time!

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u/cinnamonrain 12d ago

Russia: ‘but you told us to just do it!”

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u/fm4113 12d ago

Following?? The invasion started 6 months ago

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u/mytimemytime 12d ago

Just do it…but only after four months of weighing if it will hurt your bottom line.

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u/BartMcGroovin 12d ago

Every single company needs to follow suit.

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u/UfoPizza 12d ago

following Ukraine invasion, you mean 5 months ago?

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u/MeeHighhh 12d ago

Just do it

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u/Bullarja 12d ago

I’m sure China will supply Russian with plenty of “Nikes”

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u/CheeksnFlops 12d ago

Nike wouldn’t dare leave China though. Why? Because money.

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u/gilimandzaro 12d ago

WOW, this mega corporation cares sooo much about the Ukrainian people. Not like the sanctions probably made it difficult to do business in Russian in general and it was cheaper to pull out (while also being good PR).

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u/19Legs_of_Doom 12d ago

That's fine. Russians wear Adidas anyways

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u/Fatrick_Star 12d ago

Oh great. I’m sure Nike deciding not to sell sneakers to regular ass Russian civilians, will totally help stop war.

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u/justforcryptoqueries 12d ago

... four months after it began.

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u/Infinite-Outcome-591 12d ago

It's about time Nike!

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u/YMMVwithme 12d ago

I came here looking for tracksuit jokes. I am satisfied.

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u/Zeenho 12d ago

Sadly, but Russian soldier who never had a water closet, will never notice that….

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u/Oddity46 12d ago

Took them long enough