Newsletters

ASGA publishes two e-newsletters each month, the ASGA Update at the start of the month and the ASGA Newsletter in the middle of the month.

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August 2017 Newsletter

    Executive Director’s Report The Australian Sporting Goods Association has provided a submission to the National Sports Plan consultation run by the Australian Sports Commission (ASC). I was also interviewed directly by the Commission about ASGA’s views on what should be in the Plan. Australia, like much of the rest of the developed world, is facing a physical inactivity crisis, contributing 6.6 per cent of the overall health burden in Australia and 10 per cent of all deaths. Our submission calls for a national approach to combating physical inactivity, with the Governmen...
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August 2017 Update

In this edition of the ASGA Update you’ll find articles about: Market trends in US and European Footwear Fitness promotion needs to be more than slogans Older Australians healthier but not fit compared to 25 years ago Study uses smartphone data to track global ‘steps’ and point out ‘activity inequality’ Thinking yourself fit US Retail Revolution Walking meetings improve creativity and health Health and wellness benefits of swimming What on earth is Pickleball?       Market trends in US and European Footwear A new report by Fung Global Retail and Tech discus...
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July 2017 Newsletter

  Executive Director’s Report On 19 June over 70 guests heard from Erica Berchtold (head of sport at the Super Retail Group) and Julie Stevanja (Founder and CEO of Stylerunner) about the future of sport and active lifestyle retailing in Australia. Erica and Julie were joined by Gayle Dickerson from KPMG who provided an overview of the state of the retail sector. Feedback from the event has been very positive and, on behalf of the Board, I’m very pleased ASGA was able to bring so many people from the sector together for this event. It’s the first one we’ve done for a while a...
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July 2017 Update

In this edition of the ASGA Update you’ll find articles about: Israel leading the way with retail innovation Chinese outdoor market expected to grow to 32 Billion RMB by 2020 Worldwide wearables market to nearly double by 2021 Uni students encouraged to exercise more to improve mental health Online shoppers have their say in Fair Trading survey Japan looks to future sport industry growth Teenagers only getting same amount of exercise as 60 year-olds Yoga key part of NZ exercise participation growth       Israel leading the way with retail innovation A new report ...
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June 2017 Newsletter

    Executive Director’s Report ASGA, on behalf of our members, will be making a submission to the Federal Government’s consultation into a new National Sports Plan for Australia. As part of our submission to the 2017-18 Budget process, ASGA called for a National Sport and Physical Activity Plan, so members can be very pleased the Government has taken our concerns seriously. Many of the other ideas we presented in the Budget submission remain relevant, and will form the basis of the new submission. Announced a couple of weeks ago, the Plan will be a long-term strategy for th...
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June 2017 Update

In this edition of the ASGA Update you’ll find articles about: Rising obesity boosting plus-size womenswear market Exercise should be a ‘core academic subject’ Sport needs to be more collaborative Bringing ultra-fast fashion to market Active kids benefit from active parents Big Data vs your data Happiness key to maintaining exercise motivation Fitness trackers unreliable as calorie counters       Rising obesity boosting plus-size womenswear market One in every £5 spent on womenswear in the UK this year will be spent on plus size garments, according to resear...
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May 2017 Newsletter

    Executive Director’s Report ASGA supports a Modern Slavery Act in Australia, particularly the provisions around transparency in the global supply chains of Australia’s sporting and active lifestyle goods industry. On behalf of our members, ASGA has made a submission to the Commonwealth Parliament’s Joint Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade’s Inquiry into a Modern Slavery Act for Australia. According to the 2016 Global Slavery Index, an estimated 45.8 million people around the world are in some form of modern slavery, which describes a range of exploi...
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May 2017 Update

In this edition of the ASGA Update you’ll find articles about: Is underinvestment hurting Australian retail? WSOF rebranding as Professional Fighters League How much exercise is enough? More Australians using social messaging services Water better than ‘sports drinks’ for kids Online retailer confidence strong Mid-life exercise could job your memory       Is underinvestment hurting Australian retail? An opinion article in Inside Retail by Brian Walker, founder and CEO of the Retail Doctor Group, suggests Australian retailers are suffering because of a lack of...
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April 2017 Newsletter

    Executive Director’s Report 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...
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April 2017 Update

In this edition of the ASGA Update you’ll find articles about: Exercise fights ageing Sweat the future of wearables? Exploitation in the Indian leather industry Encouraging people to walk more The muddy rise of obstacle courses Sport specialisation can increase injury risk in kids Tackling physical health can improve mental health Physical activity starts declining at seven years old       Exercise fights ageing Mayo Clinic scientists may have just discovered the fountain of youth, according to an article on the Psychology Today website. And this magic elixi...
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