Industry News & Latest Postings
|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.
|Puma's Singapore offers are literally off the wall|
A Singapore version of Puma's 'Run the Streets' campaign has given mass-transit passengers the opportunity to simply peel a discount offer off the wall.
| Major brands in hunt for store space|
JD Sports will open their first Australian store in Melbourne Central next month, just the first of five planned for this year.
|Wahu surfers back for HPC camps|
The first of two Wahu Surf Camps - one for boys and another for girls - starts at the Surfing Australia High Performance Centre in Coolangatta tomorrow.
|Apparel experts forecasts on activewear|
Experts from some of Australia's leading apparel companies have contributed to the activewear research project established by ASGA.
|Netball pushes the cute factor|
Netball Australia shines a light on "netball's little heroes" in its latest television commercial.
|Adding Aussie Spirit to Chicago Bandits|
Aussie Spirit girls will train with the Chicago Bandits, current US national fastpitch champions, in a deal signed by Softball Australia.
|JD Sports gets ready to open stores|
JD Sports is advertising for store staff in Melbourne, Sydney and the Gold Coast.
|Steeden kicks off as world cup ball|
Official match ball for this year's Rugby League World Cup has been launched by Steeden, for use by the men's and women's tournaments.
|SRG reports profits, 'improved performance'|
Super Retail Group's first-half net profit has soared 65.7 per cent to $74.4 million, with sports and leisure divisions performing strongly.
|SportsPower celebrates equipment, suppliers|
The last hardgoods conference to be held in February by ARL's sports brands was deemed a great success.
|ASGA on LVT: demise one step closer|
Today Treasurer Scott Morrison introduced a bill to scrap the Low Value Tax Threshold into Parliament and the Australian Sporting Goods Association is delighted.
|XBlades to dress three AFL clubs|
Three AFL clubs have signed apparel deals with the new-look Melbourne-based XBlades, adding to its growing rollcall of partnerships.
|Vodafone signs up to Super Rugby|
It is 14 years since Vodafone played Super Rugby but now the telecommunications company has signed as the naming rights sponsor for four years.
|Ispo Munich: 85,000 reasons to crow|
A record number of exhibitors, 85,000 visitors and many product innovations cause the Ispo Munich organisers to be cock a' hoop, and exhibitors to report success.
|Christmas sales numbers show some growth|
The Australian Retailers Association reports steady growth for retailers over Christmas, with a three percent growth (seasonally adjusted) in the retail trade figures released by the ABS.
|Rebel takes to field with AFLwomen|
Rebel has signed a three-year partnership with the AfLs men's and women's national leagues, as the new AFLW launches with a battle between Collingwood and Carlton.
|Recovery footwear set to benefit all runners|
Recovery footwear brand OOFOS is bringing all its technology and expertise to benefit Aussie runners.
|BLK's new owners name old team|
Now under new owners and with a new name, Gold Coast-based sportswear brand BLK will go forward.
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