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Here's a way to boost sportswear sales

Here's a new approach to building sportswear sales - northern European brand Bjorn Borg has opened a new pop-up store in Central Amsterdam where customers can swap drugs for sportswear.

Grants for active oldies programmes

Sport needs to move with the changes older Aussies face in keeping active, and a programme has been launched to help them move more.

Broncos ride high on NRL supporters ladder

The Brisbane Broncos have again 'won' the annual Roy Morgan NRL supporter ladder with 1.09 million supporters ahead of a surging Melbourne Storm.

JD Sports 'plans Pitt Street flagship'

JD Sports is making 'positive progress' in the Australian marketplace, the UK retailer's half year results showed.

Calling kids to join the cricket fun

Cricket Australia has launched its "Join The Fun" campaign, which encourages kids across Australia to get involved in cricket through the new programme.

Juice brand signs up for more surfing

Juice brand nudie has taken naming rights to the national SurfGroms programme supported by Rip Curl, for the next three years.

Rebel to sponsor NRL women's league

The NRL has signed a three-year partnership with Rebel for its inaugural women's rugby league.

Women 'less active than men' world-wide

More than a quarter of the world's population was lazy in 2016, with around one in three women not reaching the recommended levels of activity.

Learning what drives activewear sales

The key to understanding female consumer behaviour and the activewear market is to keep up with the trends of the moment.

Getting oldies up onto their feet

A Victoria University sport participation expert says a $23 million federal government fund to encourage Australian seniors to move more is tackling a growing problem.

Dunlop to be new Open tennis ball

Dunlop signs on as the new ball for Australia's Grand Slam, as part of a new brand strategy under new owners.

Spread goes nuts for surfer groms

Most kids love peanut butter so Surfing Australia's latest sponsor is sure to win their approval.

Rebel boosts profits, online sales for year

Super Retail Group reported that Rebel grew total sales for the year ending June 2018, with apparel and footwear categories responding strongly and equipment down.

Decathlon plans very busy November

Recent entrant to the Aussie sports market, Decathlon is planning to open three new stores in November.

'Calm, positive' colours for new seasons

Ispo Textrends has released the colour palettes for autumn/winter 20/21 "embracing the mood of change and a journey through sustainability and efficiency."

Fins firm extends deal with Surfing

Surfing Australia and FCS have inked another two years on their partnership through to 2020.

Implus adds SKLZ to brand stable

Accessories and fitness company Implus of the USA has added the performance training brand SKLZ to its stable.

JD Sports goes north, and west

Self-proclaimed King of Sneakers JD Sports is broadening its store locations in Australia with a move into Brisbane and Perth.

What drives running shoes for women

Running companies have recognised that women are running too, and many are targeting product to them.

Coke wins battle of FIFA world cup

There was more to the recent FIFA world cup than teams battling it out on the field till France went home victorious.

Dare: Brushing up your retail experiences

Australian shoppers are flocking back to traditional bricks-and-mortar stores compared to online.

Hart Sport thrilled to win major award

Brisbane-based Hart Sport has been named by Westpac as one of the top 200 Businesses of Tomorrow.

Air-con brand gives Roar its cool

In a cool move, Brisbane Roar has named air conditioning manufacturer ActronAir as its new principal partner.

Sports leaders call for integrity 'help'

Winning at any cost was the subject of intense debate at the 2018 National Sport Integrity Forum.

Nike opens latest concept store

Nike Inc. has launched its latest Live concept store, deep in the heart of West LA, designed to attract NikeHub members.

Ispo Shanghai: more visitors, outdoor fashion

More than 550 exhibitors and 655 brands presented the summer sports trends of the coming season at ISPO Shanghai this month.

Virtually amazing: Watching the World Cup

As the football World Cup progresses, fans and tecchies alike have been able to savour mind-blowing visual effects used by global broadcasters.

Sport NZ: 'young teens are most active'

Young Kiwis between the ages of 12 and 14 are the most active, then activity drops sharply, says a new report.

Lots to see at Sport & Rec Expo

The National Sports Convention will bring together Australia's leading suppliers and peak bodies under one roof for the Sport and Recreation Expo.

Warner takes to pitch with Spartan

After playing with an unbranded bat in a practice matches, David Warner took to the GlobalT20 field with Spartan cosmetics.

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