Shutting up in Norway
By Pia A. Gaarder
Nike’s country manager Espen Krogstad will not tell what Nike’s sales in Norway is, broken down into attires, shoes and equipment.
- You won’t get those figures. We do not want to break the detal in our sales in local markets. I cannot do that. Krogstad says.
- Nike’s Norwegian representative says that Nike’s products are generally manufacturer at the same factories. But that they do not have detaled information about exactly where each product is coming from. Krogstad knows neither Bed Prestige in Thailand nor the press release issued by the Nike group.
What does Nike’s Norwegian representative know about the sub-contractor system?
- There is no Norwegian angle here. We have no opinion about the sub-contractor system. I am not interested in talking with you. It isn’t my job. We work with sales and marketing, and is a part of a global company that have many views on this. You have to contact them, says Krogstad, who heps us with getting the phone number to the group’s management in Northern Europe.
Norwatch Newsletter 9/10-02