Industry News & Latest Postings
|Andon swings and bounces into NZ|
After a decade in business, Brisbane-based Joe Andon has launched his new Vuly swing sets and trampolines to New Zealand, via the rest of the world.
|Amazon impacts: hear KPMG views|
The impact of Amazon entering the Australian sports market will be the hot topic at the upcoming ASGA networking get together.
|All I want for Christmas is (not) Amazon|
Sorry to spoil your Christmas, but with Amazon set to launch in weeks or even days, forecasts are that most holiday sales will be online.
|Getting high schoolers back into sport|
In secondary school, many students disengage from sport. The ASC in partnership with LaTrobe University wanted to find out just why they do.
|Festive spending: 'we'll do $50billion'|
The annual ARA and Roy Morgan Research prediction on Christmas shopping says Australian shoppers will spend $50 billion over the trading period from November 15 to December 24.
|Board shakeup as RCG becomes Accent|
Performance footwear specialist wholesaler and retailer RCG Corporation is reshuffling its board and changing its name to Accent Group Ltd.
|Wahu to cool the Heat with partnership|
Brisbane-based watersports and beach games brand Wahu is joining the Brisbane Heat as partner for the Big Bash League season.
|'47 expands NBA licensing agreement|
'47, a premium sports lifestyle brand represented here by Motum Brands, has expanded its licensing agreement with the NBA.
|TNF owner VF to buy Icebreaker|
VF Corporation - whose brands include The North Face - has agreed terms to buy Kiwi outdoor icon Icebreaker.
|Mizuno inks footwear deal with Netball|
Mizuno is the latest brand to join the Netball Victoria family, becoming the official footwear partner.
|Everlast in combat VR first with PIQ|
Everlast have teamed up with PIQ to combine technology and boxing, creating a revolutionary product that is the first of its kind in combat sports.
|ASICS launches shirts, cricket celebration|
In a dual launch this week, ASICS ambassadors showed off the new shirts our elite Aussie teams will wear in battle this summer.
|Backing the Kangaroos to win again|
League-crazy celebrities are thrilled to throw their weight behind the Kangaroos, as they gear up to defend their world championship at this year's Rugby League World Cup.
|Rebel is 'top Aussie sports store' again|
According to market research company Roy Morgan, Rebel is Australia's top sports store, with an improved customer satisfaction rating over this time last year.
|BLK commits to gender equality|
Gold Coast-based sportswear brand Beyond Known Limits will divide its sponsorship dollars 50-50 in its new grassroots to elite sport strategy announced this week.
|Rebel merger early feedback 'positive'|
Focus of the SRG sports division collective minds just now, the merger of the Amart Sports network into new Rebel stores, is well underway.
|Grand Final viewership higher than realised|
Two Roy Morgan Snap SMS Surveys taken after the AFL and NRL Grand Finals show millions more Australians watched than were captured by conventional '5 City Metro' ratings figures.
|Racing up to level 88, for charity|
Participating in the tenth anniversary race to the top of Melbourne's tallest building will raise funds for charity and win the best view in the city.
|'Look out, here comes Decathlon'|
According to market analysts IBISWorld, the opening of the Decathlon store in western Sydney this month will be a major disruptive force.
|Here's how to compete with Amazon|
A survey has shown that many Australian retailers are not prepared for Amazon's arrival, and not fully aware of its implications.
|ASGA board reshuffle: Berchtold, Tuthill move on|
The Australian Sporting Goods Association is undergoing a major reshuffle of its board, with a new president and the resignation of two long-serving players.
|Gregan's PTP inks deal with Waratahs|
Fitness accessories company PTP Fit has added the NSW Waratahs to its rollcall of leading clubs for the 2018 Super Rugby season.
|Swans fly at top of AFL fan ladder, again|
The Sydney Swans have again topped the annual Roy Morgan AFL supporter ladder , for the 13th year in succession and with around 500,000 more fans than their closest rivals Essendon, West Coast and Collingwood.
|Wahu surfs with Ava and friends|
Surfing Australia has inked a new partnership with Australian publishing house, Hachette, to release a series of books for young surfers.
|Obsession with denim stays on the street|
As solo and street sports grow exponentially, so has the popularity of denim as the fabric of choice and wardrobe staple for the young and cool.
|ASC plan toolkit for child safety|
The Australian Sports Commission is seeking to boost protection for children in sport and is developing a national child safe sport framework.
|Adaptive surfing lands a naming sponsor|
Adaptive surfing has inked a deal with ACCnet21, a care organisation for people with disabilities.
|Video brings the footy stars (to you)|
In a clever launch of the AFL finals series, now one week in, the league used live video streams, enabling members of the public to interact with stars in real time.
|SportsPower set to launch company store|
The SportsPower team is set to open its first company store, planned for Docklands District shopping centre in Melbourne.
|SRG profits, and costs of Amart merger|
Super Retail Group has announced an after-tax profit of more than $100million for the 2017 FY, noting costs of the sports merger at $34 million.
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