Industry News & Latest Postings
|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.
|Aura floors the GC2018 team as sponsor|
Latest sponsor to join the GC2018 sponsor family is Aura, a Queensland company which will also build portable wooden sports floors for basketball and netball.
|New reel orders are lifeline for Alvey|
Brisbane-based fishing specialist Alvey Reels Australia has received a reprieve from closure after keen fisherfolk swamped the company with orders for its reels.
|'Start with young, old in activity campaigns'|
The Australian Sporting Goods Association has provided a submission to the National Sports Plan consultation run by the Australian Sports Commission.
|Compete by creating a 'retail destination'|
For many consumers, shopping is more than just a utilitarian process.
|Nike launches 'pinnacle store' in Sydney|
Nike Australia's new national flagship store opened its doors in Sydney today, a contemporary store in a heritage location.
|Intersport: it's about owning your town|
Staking a claim in every town we have a store, and owning it, is vital to the continued success of Intersport Australia.
|Basketball Australia climbs Peak for apparel |
Basketball Australia has signed a new four-year apparel partnership with sportswear brand Peak Sport.
|Crocs show at Intersport Darwin get-together|
Intersport members gathered in Darwin for their annual meeting and mid-winter get-together, enjoying the warmth and sunshine.
|ASICS new brand message: get moving!|
Performance brand ASICS unveils a new global brand message, its "most significant marketing initiative in more than 25 years".
|Business, fun and a major touch of glitz|
Theme of the Super Retail Group's sports division conference this year was Bring It.
|Rebel: cherrypicker strategy for stronger brand|
The merging of Amart Sports into the Rebel chain is a strategy designed to make the sports division of Super Retail Group stronger, 'matchfit and ready to rumble' in a changed retailing world.
|Big Aussie backs Crows on jerseys |
Victorious in the inaugural AFL women's league, Adelaide Crows has inked a three season deal with BHP as jersey sponsor.
|Outdoor accessories sign for world cup|
Rugby League World Cup 2017 signs up boating accessories company Road Tech Marine as partner of the tournament in Australasia.
|Using the Census to 'get' your consumers|
Learn how to understand your consumers with a briefing designed to "unpack" the recently released 2016 ABS Census data.
|Amazon chief: 'complaining is not a strategy'|
Founder and chief executive of Amazon, Jeff Bezos had plenty to say on strategies to deal with today's world, a subject concentrating the minds of Australia's retailers right now.
|Ispo Shanghai reports on massive event|
Ispo Shanghai trade show closed this week after a four-day event, recording a boost in exhibitors and brand numbers.
|Nike to sell on Amazon hits retail|
The news that Nike is to sell product direct to Amazon.com has impacted retailers around the world and in Australia.
|Now it's number three for JD Sports|
Latest entrant to the Australian sports retail market, JD Sports will open its third Australian store next week - this time in Parramatta.
|Fabrics for millenials: natural, recycled|
Millenials are reaching their peak purchasing power, so brands need to be aware of their needs.
|Canterbury launches JT farewell jersey|
Sportswear company Canterbury is "celebrating its long-term partnership with the Maroons with a JT QLD farewell jersey landing in stores soon."
|Everlast sponsors Horn in big fight|
It's the fight the Everlast team has been waiting for, when Aussie Jeff Horn takes on Manny Pacquiao.
|Sting adds to Games rollcall
Australian boxing specialist Sting has signed as the official supplier of boxing equipment to the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games.
|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."
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