Industry News & Latest Postings
|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.
|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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