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Nike to sell on Amazon hits retail

The news that Nike is to sell product direct to has impacted retailers around the world and in Australia.

Retail success: 'knowing your consumers well'

Know your consumer well and give them what they want - this is the secret of success in "today's very challenging retail environment."

JD Sports adds second, on Gold Coast

Self-proclaimed King of Sneakers, JD Sports opens its second store in Australia this week.

Nike to cut jobs, focus on direct sales

Global sportswear giant Nike will cut jobs and product models to focus more on direct sales to customers.

ASTN names Piastri as new chief

The Australian Sports Technologies Network has appointed sports administrator Rachel Piastri as new Executive Director.

Exciting, scary: de Kock on retailing today

The state of sports retail globally and its rapid change was top of mind when Robbert de Kock visited the Gold Coast recently.

ASICS opens Brisbane flagship store

Maximising the impact of sustainable technologies, ASICS opened its new flagship store in Brisbane last week.

WFSGI president checks out Gold Coast

Making his first visit to the Gold Coast this week, Robbert de Kock was wearing two hats.

Erica, Julie on the future of retail

The upcoming ASGA networking event will look at the future of retailing, with two industry experts telling it how they see it.

Reds join the Zoo for new playing kit

Queensland Rugby Union named Zoo Sport as its new apparel partner under a four-year agreement.

Decathlon names site of first store

Tempe in Sydney's inner west is the location for the first Decathlon store to open in Australia.

Katie's team partners women's world cup

Retailer Harvey Norman has signed as major partner of this year's Women's Rugby League World Cup. Harvey Norman is a strong supporter of women's rugby league with a long-standing

Speedo kits out swimmers for Games

Speedo Australia has inked a new sponsorship of the Australian Commonwealth Games team for 2018.

Birtles: No change to SRG strategy

A "more subdued retail environment" has led to lower like-for-like sales growth in the sports and auto divisions "but we will maintain our strategy."

Will Blues light up to Origin victory?

State of Origin rugby followers are used to the excitement going to the heads of NSW Blues supporters. Now it'll be a blast as they light up with new technology.

JD Sports opens its first door

After all the planning and industry build-up, JD Sports has opened its first Australia store, with several more to come during this year.

Tigers jump in pool with Speedo

Speedo will swim with the Tigers as official swimwear provider for at least the next three years.

Technogym signs on for more Games

Technogym has inked a deal as official fitness equipment supplier for next year's Commonwealth Games, adding to its rollcall of Glasgow 2014, London 2012 and Rio 2016 Olympic Games.

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.

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