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TaiSPO: smart fitness and many clever ideas

There was plenty of new product on display at the TaiSPO international sporting goods show in Taiwan, from fitness to aquatic sports, accessories and wearable technologies,

PTP signs football star Sam Kerr

Fitness accessories and rehab brand PTP has signed a partnership with Matilda star Sam Kerr.

Aussie brand pulls punches in Taiwan show

The boxing fitness brand VIP Sports put up a great show on the floor of hall one at the TaiSPO exhibition to demonstrate the quality of Australian manufacturing and design.

Learn more about RFID at launch

Interested in learning more about RFID and its potential to solve logistics and retail problems?

Taispo: sights and sounds of business!

Taiwan's annual international sports trade fair, Taispo opened today in a subdued manner, with little razzmatazz and a firm focus on business, reports Editor Maggie Coleman from Taipei.

Festive sales forecast figures hit the mark

Christmas sales forecast figures prediction of $50.073 billion for the key pre-Christmas retailing period were within 0.1 percent of the result.

Perry face of World Cup for brand

Official television brand of the 2018 World Cup, Hisense has signed Australian football stars, Mile Jedinak and Ellyse Perry, as brand ambassadors.

Footwear sales: leisure up, performance down

The US athletic footwear industry grew by two percent in 2017, according to The NPD Group global information company.

SRG adds more adventure with Macpac

Super Retail Group will acquire New-Zealand-based Macpac to accelerate its strategy "to build the leading adventure outdoors retail business across ANZ."

Speedo dons rainbow for surfing fun

Swimwear brand Speedo and Team Sydney go surfing together ahead of the massive Mardi Gras festival in early March.

Getting your togs wet is favourite

Swimming is Australia's leading sport with more than six million of us taking a dip in the past three months.

Surfer Laura hits the road with Hyundai

Surfing Australia has inked a a one-year partnership that will see Hyundai become a key supporter.

Vuly celebrates ten, with much more to come

A get-together at a Gold Coast Marriott resort with the team saw Vuly Play celebrate ten years of business.

NB pushes 'independence as inspiration'

New Balance announces the launch of Fearlessly Independent Since 1906 - its new "inspirational global brand communication platform that reflects the heritage and non-conventional values".

Moving teens, and making sport fun

A new report has shown teenagers are struggling to do even an hour of physical activity a day and are almost five times more likely to be on their smartphone or tablet.

News takes footy tour to schools, fans

News Corp Australia is promoting its newsmedia and Foxtel football coverage with a ten-stop tour of regional communities.

Sunscreen brand signs to go surfing

Heritage Brands and Surfing Australia are launching 2XP, a sunscreen for athletes on sea and land.

Not a merry Christmas for retailers

December trade figures released by the ABS represent a conservative Christmas instead of the merry Christmas retailers had in mind.

Activewear: why women buy it, and where

Brand loyalty is not the biggest factor in the choice of activewear by most women - function, look and the love of exercise are more important.

Braving the icy chill at trade shows

Sportslink's European correspondent has been busy checking out the major trade shows held in January.

Everlast 'thrilled ' to sign Western Bulldogs

Everlast announces a new partnership with elite AFL team, The Western Bulldogs.

Snow sports lead demand at ISPO Munich

Winter sports and fitness were top of the pops at ISPO Munich which closed this week after four days.

'Rebel leads but Decathlon huge challenge'

Rebel is again 'Australia's leading sports store' but competition is hotting up in the Aussie marketplace.

'Good results' in ASGA's holiday trade poll

A snap ASGA poll shows major sports retailers and brands mostly had a successful Christmas and post-Christmas trading period.

Holden to swim between the flags

Surf Life Saving Australia has inked a announced a new national partnership partnership with automotive heavyweight Holden.

Booze, smokes, sport down, obesity up

The levels of obesity in Australia are set to rise, as participation in sport is reported to decline, says research.

Christmas NY sales 'a mixed bag'

New players in the Australian retail market, aggressive sales tactics and substantial boosts in online sale numbers are among the many impacts on Christmas NY sales figures.

ASICS adds Djokovic to star roster

ASICS highlights its focus on tennis with the signing of Novak Djokovic to a global performance and lifestyle footwear deal.

Cricket Australia and Milo say goodnight

Cricket Australia and Milo end their 25 years of partnership with junior participation programmes at the close of the 2017-18 cricket season.

Women's Tour gets a hand from UniSA

The University of South Australia is building on its partnership with the Santos Tour Down Under by becoming the naming rights partner for the national women's team this year.

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