HEADS UP: Sporting goods company Head has presented an offer for some of Benetton’s money-losing athletic brands, including Nordica, Prince and Rollerblade, according to a source familiar with the negotiations. Head declined to comment. A Benetton spokesman confirmed that companies have shown an interest in the sport assets, but he said Benetton hasn’t decided whether it prefers an outright sale or some other type of alliance or partnership to revive the struggling unit.

NIKE GOES HOMEGROWN: Nike Organics, activewear made of organic cotton, is the sneaker giant’s latest attempt to be a "responsible global citizen." Organic cotton is grown without the use of synthetic pesticides and fertilizers. The company is now selling this new women’s activewear to select U.S. accounts.

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