Industry News & Latest Postings

ARA: 'Don't wait to close loophole'

The Australian Retailers Association opposes any delay in implementing GST to low-value imports.


RLWCup slams the pedal down

New major partner of the Rugby League World Cup 2017 from October to early December is Isuzu UTE Australia.


NBN boosts sport access, report claims

Technology is changing the way Australians view and engage with their favourite sporting teams.


JD Sports names the first big day

New sports fashion market entrant JD Sports has named April 27 as the opening day for its first store in Australia.


ASGA's activewear talkfest plans

The future of sport and active lifestyle retailing is the focus of the next ASGA networking event.


776BC takes to the team boats

Sportswear company 776BC has signed as official apparel partner and sponsor of the Australian rowing team


Hart Sport signs up for new cup

Hart Sport has extended its long-standing partnership with AFL Queensland, becoming competition partners of the new QFA Division one Hart Sport Cup.


Cool! Nike, adidas top surf brands

Chasing the hearts and minds of youngsters is a fickle business, and no more so than in what they consider cool right now.


ARU says junior numbers are growing

Rugby union's governing body in Australia has "strongly rejected" findings from Roy Morgan research reporting plummeting levels of regular participation.


ASICS signs on again to play Ashes

The apparel partnership between Cricket Australia and ASICS will continue for four more years with the global brand producing playing and official supporter kit for this year's Ashes.


Football and baseball up, union down

The latest survey from Roy Morgan Research reinforces what sports retailers and sports clubs know - that fewer people are playing team sports.


GLC now becomes Implus Australia

Global Leisure Concepts has been acquired by US company Implus LLC, owner of several brands it had been distributing here.


Puma's Singapore offers are literally off the wall

A Singapore version of Puma's 'Run the Streets' campaign has given mass-transit passengers the opportunity to simply peel a discount offer off the wall.


Major brands in hunt for store space

JD Sports will open their first Australian store in Melbourne Central next month, just the first of five planned for this year.


Wahu surfers back for HPC camps

The first of two Wahu Surf Camps - one for boys and another for girls - starts at the Surfing Australia High Performance Centre in Coolangatta tomorrow.


Apparel experts forecasts on activewear

Experts from some of Australia's leading apparel companies have contributed to the activewear research project established by ASGA.


Netball pushes the cute factor

Netball Australia shines a light on "netball's little heroes" in its latest television commercial.


Adding Aussie Spirit to Chicago Bandits

Aussie Spirit girls will train with the Chicago Bandits, current US national fastpitch champions, in a deal signed by Softball Australia.


JD Sports gets ready to open stores

JD Sports is advertising for store staff in Melbourne, Sydney and the Gold Coast.


Steeden kicks off as world cup ball

Official match ball for this year's Rugby League World Cup has been launched by Steeden, for use by the men's and women's tournaments.


SRG reports profits, 'improved performance'

Super Retail Group's first-half net profit has soared 65.7 per cent to $74.4 million, with sports and leisure divisions performing strongly.


SportsPower celebrates equipment, suppliers

The last hardgoods conference to be held in February by ARL's sports brands was deemed a great success.


ASGA on LVT: demise one step closer

Today Treasurer Scott Morrison introduced a bill to scrap the Low Value Tax Threshold into Parliament and the Australian Sporting Goods Association is delighted.


XBlades to dress three AFL clubs

Three AFL clubs have signed apparel deals with the new-look Melbourne-based XBlades, adding to its growing rollcall of partnerships.


Vodafone signs up to Super Rugby

It is 14 years since Vodafone played Super Rugby but now the telecommunications company has signed as the naming rights sponsor for four years.


Ispo Munich: 85,000 reasons to crow

A record number of exhibitors, 85,000 visitors and many product innovations cause the Ispo Munich organisers to be cock a' hoop, and exhibitors to report success.


Christmas sales numbers show some growth

The Australian Retailers Association reports steady growth for retailers over Christmas, with a three percent growth (seasonally adjusted) in the retail trade figures released by the ABS.


Rebel takes to field with AFLwomen

Rebel has signed a three-year partnership with the AfLs men's and women's national leagues, as the new AFLW launches with a battle between Collingwood and Carlton.


Recovery footwear set to benefit all runners

Recovery footwear brand OOFOS is bringing all its technology and expertise to benefit Aussie runners.


BLK's new owners name old team

Now under new owners and with a new name, Gold Coast-based sportswear brand BLK will go forward.


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