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
 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."


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