Industry News & Latest Postings

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
 with GC2018

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."


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.


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