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Footwear sales: leisure up, performance down
Footwear sales: leisure up, performance down

The US athletic footwear industry grew by two percent in 2017, according to The NPD Group global information company.

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Getting your togs wet is favourite
Getting your togs wet is favourite

Swimming is Australia's leading sport with more than six million of us taking a dip in the past three months.

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Activewear: why women buy it, and where
Activewear: why women buy it, and where

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.

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Braving the icy chill at trade shows
Braving the icy chill at trade shows

Sportslink's European correspondent has been busy checking out the major trade shows held in January.

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'Rebel leads but Decathlon huge challenge'
'Rebel leads but Decathlon huge challenge'

Rebel is again 'Australia's leading sports store' but competition is hotting up in the Aussie marketplace.

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Booze, smokes, sport down, obesity up
Booze, smokes, sport down, obesity up

The levels of obesity in Australia are set to rise, as participation in sport is reported to decline, says research.

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ASICS' Russell calls time on career
ASICS' Russell calls time on career

New Zealanders have been known to call Australia its western island, but the pull of home is strong for Allan Russell.

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Women choose gyms over team sports
Women choose gyms over team sports

Women are not less active than men - the data says they are more! - it's just that they do not like to be organised.

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'Our strategies are staying true to sport'
'Our strategies are staying true to sport'

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.

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SportsPower 'proud' of Dockland store
SportsPower 'proud' of Dockland store

Melbourne's Docklands has become an exciting new business centre, and ARL is joining right in.

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ISPO: Fashionable women love sneakers
ISPO: Fashionable women love sneakers

Women's sneakers are booming with fashionable sports shoes in more demand than high-heels.

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Cafés are key for women's sport
Cafés are key for women's sport

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.

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Getting high schoolers back into sport
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.

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'Look out, here comes Decathlon'
'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.

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Obsession with denim stays on the street
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.

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'Start with young, old in activity campaigns'
'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.

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Compete by creating a 'retail destination'
Compete by creating a 'retail destination'

For many consumers, shopping is more than just a utilitarian process.

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Intersport: it's about owning your town
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.

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Fabrics for millenials: natural, recycled
Fabrics for millenials: natural, recycled

Millenials are reaching their peak purchasing power, so brands need to be aware of their needs.

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Retail success: 'knowing your consumers well'
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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Exciting, scary: de Kock on retailing today
Exciting, scary: de Kock on retailing today

The state of sports retail globally and its rapid change was top of mind when Robbert de Kock visited the Gold Coast recently.

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WFSGI president checks out Gold Coast
WFSGI president checks out Gold Coast

Making his first visit to the Gold Coast this week, Robbert de Kock was wearing two hats.

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NBN boosts sport access, report claims
NBN boosts sport access, report claims

Technology is changing the way Australians view and engage with their favourite sporting teams.

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Cool! Nike, adidas top surf brands
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.

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ARU says junior numbers are growing
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.

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