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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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