The US athletic footwear industry grew by two percent in 2017, according to The NPD Group global information company.
Swimming is Australia's leading sport with more than six million of us taking a dip in the past three months.
Brand loyalty is not the biggest factor in the choice of activewear by most women - function, look and the love of exercise are more important.
Sportslink's European correspondent has been busy checking out the major trade shows held in January.
Rebel is again 'Australia's leading sports store' but competition is hotting up in the Aussie marketplace.
The levels of obesity in Australia are set to rise, as participation in sport is reported to decline, says research.
New Zealanders have been known to call Australia its western island, but the pull of home is strong for Allan Russell.
Women are not less active than men - the data says they are more! - it's just that they do not like to be organised.
Intersport Australia has many new strategies in the pipeline, including e-commerce and visual merchandising training schemes but also places a high value on consistency.
Melbourne's Docklands has become an exciting new business centre, and ARL is joining right in.
Women's sneakers are booming with fashionable sports shoes in more demand than high-heels.
Encouraging more Australians, particularly women, to maintain active lifestyles calls for creative thinking about teaching in health, physical education and provision of sport in schools.
In secondary school, many students disengage from sport. The ASC in partnership with LaTrobe University wanted to find out just why they do.
According to market analysts IBISWorld, the opening of the Decathlon store in western Sydney this month will be a major disruptive force.
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.
The Australian Sporting Goods Association has provided a submission to the National Sports Plan consultation run by the Australian Sports Commission.
For many consumers, shopping is more than just a utilitarian process.
Staking a claim in every town we have a store, and owning it, is vital to the continued success of Intersport Australia.
Millenials are reaching their peak purchasing power, so brands need to be aware of their needs.
Know your consumer well and give them what they want - this is the secret of success in "today's very challenging retail environment."
The state of sports retail globally and its rapid change was top of mind when Robbert de Kock visited the Gold Coast recently.
Making his first visit to the Gold Coast this week, Robbert de Kock was wearing two hats.
Technology is changing the way Australians view and engage with their favourite sporting teams.
Chasing the hearts and minds of youngsters is a fickle business, and no more so than in what they consider cool right now.
Rugby union's governing body in Australia has "strongly rejected" findings from Roy Morgan research reporting plummeting levels of regular participation.