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The future of sport and active lifestyle retailing – an ASGA networking event

The head of Rebel and Amart Sports, Erica Berchtold, together with the founder and CEO of Stylerunner, Julie Stevanja, will discuss the future of Australian sporting and active lifestyle retailing at an exciting event in Sydney on Monday 19 June 2017. The two-hour networking event will run from 5pm to 7pm and will play host to many of Australia’s leading sporting goods retailers, brands and distributors. As the head of sports at the Super Retail Group, encompassing Rebel and Amart, as well as the President of ASGA, Erica is well placed to lead the discussion of how Australian retailing will ...
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The importance of active cities

The Australian sporting and active lifestyle goods industry is calling on the NSW state government to include ‘health and wellbeing’ as objectives in proposed changes to the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979. Executive director of the Australian Sporting Goods Association (ASGA), Shannon Walker, said “Our members understand that it is easier for individuals to achieve their health and physical activity goals if the infrastructure surrounding them facilitates movement and exercise.” “Given the Act is the cornerstone of how towns and cities are planned for the future in NSW, we’re...
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Industry experts predict future of female active wear

A well-respected group of active wear retail and marketing experts have predicted a strong future for female active wear, in the latest stage of ASGA’s Active Wear: Forecasting future trends in female consumer behaviour research project. Executive Director of the Australian Sporting Goods Association, Shannon Walker, said “Australian active wear businesses are very fortunate. Through this research, they have the rare opportunity to take advantage of the distilled wisdom and insights from some of Australia’s best active wear marketers and retailers.” The experts, from companies including Nike...
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Scrapping LVT moves one step closer

Australian sporting and active lifestyle goods brands and retailers are very pleased to see that today Treasurer Scott Morrison introduced the Treasury Laws Amendment (GST Low Value Goods) Bill 2017 into Parliament. This Bill will scrap the Low Value Threshold. Overseas online retailers will now have to register for GST with the Australian Tax Office, charge Australian consumers GST at the point-of-purchase, and remit the GST back to the ATO – the same way every Aussie retailer does. From 1 July 2017, when the new laws will come into effect, overseas competitors will no longer have an unfair...
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Sporting goods sector welcomes Minister Hunt as new Sport Minister

The Australian sporting goods sector today congratulated the Hon. Greg Hunt on his appointment as Minister for Health and Minister for Sport. Executive Director of the Australian Sporting Goods Association, Shannon Walker, said “We’re pleased Minister Hunt has been appointed as the Minister for Health and Sport. By continuing to link health and sport, the Government is showing a very real understanding of how sport and physical activity can have an enormous influence on health outcomes for Australians.” As noted in ASGA’s recent 2017-18 pre-Budget submission, Australia, like much of the rest...
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ASGA welcomes release of first set of AusPlay sports participation data

The Australian sporting and active lifestyle goods industry welcomes the launch of the first set of results from AusPlay, the new sport and recreation participation survey by the Australian Sports Commission. Released today by the Minister for Sport, AusPlay is the official Government research that not only tracks Australian sport participation behaviours but also informs investment, policy and sport delivery. Executive director of the Australian Sporting Goods Association (ASGA), Shannon Walker, said “ASGA has been calling for a national sports participation survey since the old ERASS surve...
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Government calls for submissions on Low Value Threshold legislation

The federal Treasury Department has called for submissions about the proposed legislation to abolish the Low Value Threshold and have overseas retailers charge Australian consumers GST at the point-of-purchase. Executive Director of the Australian Sporting Goods Association, Shannon Walker, said "ASGA encourages our members and other companies in the sporting and active lifestyle goods industry to make a submission to this consultation. While ASGA itself will be making a submission, the more voices the government hears from our sector the better." The consultation ends on Friday 2 December 2...
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You’re invited to the ASGA AGM!

On behalf of the Board of the Australian Sporting Goods Association you are invited to the ASGA Annual General Meeting. The AGM is a fantastic networking opportunity for the leaders of the Australian sporting and active lifestyle goods sectors.     It is also your chance to hear one of Australia's leading experts on retail and technology. Gareth Jude, the Retail Industry Executive in Telstra’s Global Industries team,  is responsible for helping Telstra develop strategies for the retail industry. He is co-author of the Telstra Global report The Personal Supply Chain. Gareth has ...
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ASGA joins anti-counterfeit business lobby AUSCAP

The Australian Sporting Goods Association (ASGA) is very pleased to join the newly created Australians to Stop Counterfeiting and Piracy (AUSCAP), a coalition of industry groups, businesses and trademark owners working to stop the illegal trade in consumer goods. Executive Director of ASGA, Shannon Walker, said “As well as ASGA’s official involvement, brands and retailers can also support this important anti-counterfeiting campaign. I encourage all ASGA members to get involved and help fight counterfeiting.” A new report from the Economist Intelligence Unit commissioned by the European Chamb...
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Adjuno to revolutionise sporting goods supply chain and product lifecycle management

The Australian Sporting Goods Association is pleased to announce a new strategic alliance with sourcing, product lifecycle and supply chain management software experts Adjuno. As part of the new relationship, ASGA members, who are not already Adjuno clients, will receive a 10 per cent discount on implementation fees for new projects. Adjuno specialises in sourcing, product lifecycle and supply chain management solutions for the retail, brands, manufacturers and consumer products industries. With more than 20 years’ experience, Adjuno have a global client base across America, Europe, South Af...
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