Nike to launch flagship store at Ikeja City Mall
Nike announces the launch of its flagship store at Ikeja City Mall, Lagos, Nigeria later this month. Covering an area of 500 sqm, this state-of-the-art store offers running, training and lifestyle clothing for men, women and children; as well as basketball and football kits.
The grand opening is expected to be significant not only because it marks Nike’s entry into the Nigerian market, but it also coincides with Nike’s 50th anniversary worldwide. Founded in Oregon, USA in 1971, Nike has grown into a global sportswear and athletic lifestyle giant. known for partnering with top sports teams, personalities and athletes, and supporting a culture of fitness and athleisure around the world.
Official Introduction of Nike in the Nigerian Market is Powered by Hudson Brand Development Nigeria [HBDN]a leading retail company renowned for representing NIKE and a host of other sports and fashion brands in over 30 African countries.
“We are extremely proud to open the Nike Flagship store here in Lagos, the first in West Africa,” said Kieran MurphyCountry General Manager of HBDN.
“Nigeria has played an important role in Nike’s history, and this is an important milestone for the brand’s presence on the continent. The fact that this is happening on Nike’s 50th anniversary only adds relevance to what we do and makes us look to the future with confidence.
Kieran promises that Nigerian customers can expect the global standard of excellence that NIKE is renowned for, along with the best customer service imaginable. “This is a state-of-the-art store, and we look forward to welcoming our customers and providing them with an exceptional shopping experience,” he says.
To further demonstrate their desire to forge strong business and social ties in Nigeria, Hudson is proud to join Nike as a partner of the Asisat Oshoala Foundation, an organization working for the athletic and social development of young girls in Nigeria. This is the original idea of Asisat Oshoalacaptain of the Nigeria women’s football team.
Hudson continues to manage its business through offices in Algeria, Morocco and Nigeria while hoping to expand with 17 additional new stores before the end of 2022
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