Don’t just take the phone call. Don’t just get on the Internet site. Make sure you know where your money is going.. Despite strong sales momentum, the athletic shoe and clothing maker guided for roughly 150 basis points of margin pressure in the next two quarters as a result of cost inflation.While the company discussed price increases, management does not anticipate being able to offset very much of cost inflation in mid single digit territory anytime soon. However, Credit Suisse analyst Omar Saad says he is not in panic mode and believes Nike market leadership, scale and leverage with suppliers and retailers enables it to raise prices and the pain. Investors will pay attention to the fact that even a giant, growing, global consumer company like Nike expects gross margin pressure due to inflation, Mr.
Leamington Spa open up 54 point gap at the top after comfortable winBirmingham League Cricket: Spa in commanding position at the head of Division Two with just four matches to go11:05, 19 AUG 2014Leamington CC v Coventry N Warwickshire Get daily updates directly to your inbox+ SubscribeThank you for subscribing!Could not subscribe, try again laterInvalid EmailLeamington Spa have opened up a 54 point gap at the head of Division Two with four matches to go after cruising to a five wicket win against neighbours Coventry North Warwickshire.Put into bat at Arlington Avenue, the visitors were swept aside for 177 in 42 overs, skipper Luke Reeves the only batsman to look remotely settled as he logged half a dozen fours to score 35. His departure saw Coventry fall to 90 4 which rapidly became 98 5 as Grant Thornton turned in a 3 44 spell before Mark Ashcroft cleaned up the tail with 7 0 13 3.Harry Horsley (9 2 45 3) briefly raised C hopes when he removed Mark Ashcroft and Max Webber cheaply and then accounted for opener Shahbaz Alam (34) to reduce Leamington to 58 3.But skipper David Bailey (22) helped Lee Hopkins steady the ship and the latter carried on to crack nine fours in an unbeaten 54 Thornton weighing in with 44no as they strode home at 178 5 in 38.2 overs.The return of the 50 over format saw West Bromwich Dartmouth extend their Premier Division lead with a three wicket verdict against Knowle Dorridge while Barnt Green edged out Berkswell by ten runs to pull level with the villagers in second spot.Barnt Green elected to bat at Meeting House Lane William Brown (35) and Nathan Newport (48) fully justifying that decision as they each hit four fours and a six in an opening partnership of 52.Newport remained to provide the solidity at one end as Tom Burton cut loose, reeling off eight fours and two sixes to notch 65 from 80 balls and carry the score to 128 2.Both batsmen succumbed to Darren Maddy, who claimed 4 46 from his ten overs, but 32 from Luke Radford carried the visitors to a final tally of 224 from 49.1 overs.Berkswell opener Mark Best responded to that challenge in superb style, cracking 11 fours and two sixes in a 137 ball 104. But Simon Mugava (10 1 34 3) turned the tide, bowling Maddy and Tom Milnes cheaply and then having Best stumped as Berkswell crashed from 119 2 to 176 6.Phil Neale (16) and Tanveer Ahmed (19) did their best to get back on track but Tanveer fell in the penultimate over as Tom Burton (5.5 1 23 3) sliced through the tail to halt them on 214 with one ball of their allocation unclaimed.Kenilworth Wardens produced a superb batting effort to notch 304 3 from their 50 overs and set up a 113 run decision against Shrewsbury.Although Nick Seager and Scott Stenning fell for single figures to Mike Barnard (3 53), Wardens took charge as Keith Bell and Sitanshu Kotak shared a 118 run stand for the third wicket.Kotak fended a return catch to Barnard after reaching his 68 from exactly 100 balls.