Monthly Archives: June 2017

It’s Official: You’ll Soon Be Able to Get Your Nikes on Amazon

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This article was originally written by Alison Feller for Well+Good.

It’s been a big month for the world’s buzziest brands.

First, Amazon bought Whole Foods (for a cool $13.7 billion). Then, Nike debuted its new—and impossibly chic—New York City headquarters.

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But who knew that while all this was happening, the tech giant and sportswear OG were working on a world domination-level deal together?

The pilot program will allow Nike to directly sell a limited product assortment on Amazon’s US platform.

Yesterday, Nike’s CEO Mark Parker confirmed that the two companies are teaming up during a call with analysts and investors, CNBC reports. The pilot program will allow Nike to directly sell a limited product assortment on Amazon’s US platform. (No word yet on specifics, but Parker says to expect footwear, apparel, and accessories.)

What that means is you’ll soon be able to use your Prime account to purchase a fresh pair of retro-style kicks straight from the source—instead of an unlicensed third-party vendor. 

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Nike products won’t officially start popping up on Amazon until later this summer, but the partnership is already making industry waves: Stock in the swoosh rose more than seven percent just hours after the announcement.

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While you wait for Nike to officially launch on Amazon, here’s how the activewear brand is changing the plus-size apparel game. Plus, why its throwback Cortez is the coolest sneaker this summer. 

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7 Ridiculously Easy Ways to Save Money This Summer

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The dog days of summer are meant for swimming and relaxing—lazy vacations by the beach. But don’t head outside quite yet! Spend just a few minutes jazzing up your energy efficiency efforts at home now, and it’ll set your family up for some significant savings down the line. By the end of the summer, you may actually look forward to opening up that monthly utility bill.

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We met up with the ENERGY STAR crew from the Environmental Protection Agency and asked them to share some of their favorite summer energy-saving strategies, ones that really pay off. For big savings, choosing ENERGY STAR versions when replacing electronics and appliances is a must. But even small changes like the ones below will help pad your wallet with more cash and slim down your carbon footprint.

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