Intersport Australia opened its first concept store this month, with the team of long-time sports retailers thrilled with how it has turned out.
A strong brand identity is more than just an attractive design. A brand's logo, tagline, colours, and characters - or distinctive assets - can work to help company and audience.
Sportspower Bundaberg is celebrating 20 years in business in its Bourbong Street location, and with the same family owners.
With the return of David Garozzo and changes in management for the Brisbane-based Madison Sport, the company has a new team and a new lease of life.
People want communities in many aspects of their lives, says Sydney's Northern Beaches-based Home Grown Brands managing director John Axford.
Cricket in Australia claims a record as "one of the most popular and highest participation sports with 1,311,184 playing around the nation last year."
Celebrating "a good year and a bright future" was just one of the themes at SRG Sports conference, another was "customercentricity".
The battle by athletes for medals in Rio is not the only Games war going on - brands are fighting it out too.
Bringing a load of sports apparel and footwear wholesale experience and product development to his new sports retail career, Mark Delahunt is driving "a new look" as the industry changes.
Long-time footwear expert Ted Baldock can't take the grin off his face.
Cardiovascular fitness is the key and our kids get a D minus score on international rankings, an 'average' score.
A life spent on bikes and about bikes business has led John Yeomans to conclude "it has been a good one."
Among the themes of the National Sports Convention was participation in sport and how to grow it across Australia, with a collection of high profile speakers.
Many more women are taking up running today and it is not only the young who are chasing new PBs in Saturday's ParkRun.
Jennie Price came all the way to a chilly Sydney to talk about the biggest issue Sport England faces, reports Sportslink Editor Maggie Coleman.
New research provides a "wake-up call" for women's activewear brands and retailers.
Athlete sponsorship is not a donation, it's an investment that offers measurable commercial benefits.
More than half Australia's online clothing dollars now stay local--but men are still buying more from overseas sites.
Nearly 800,000 Aussies buy men's sports shoes in a four-week period, for many different sports, and this number is climbing.
Research published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine has concluded that runners wearing motion control shoes are less likely to be injured.
Collecting the good oil on Australians and their health is an ongoing project for the ABS, the most recent survey being 2014-15.
Truly a family business in Victoria's south west, SportsPower Portland is just one of three retail outlets owned and run by the Elijah family
Often, women are not given good advice or taken seriously by sports retailers, says female sports consultant.
It's all about elevating and differentiating our brand, so says SportsPower General Manager Sport, Terry Dopper.
Always something new sweeping the fitness world, and this week it is Piloxing.