Preview: Inside Retail Weekly 2107
This week we continue our series of themed issues, with the focus turning to the sporting goods sector. Over the sports-themed pages of this issue of IRW we examine whether or not the athleisure trend, possibly the biggest trend in sports apparel in recent years and the backbone of successful businesses such as Stylerunner, may be approaching its used by date and soon be on the way out.
We also cover a new partnership The Athlete’s Foot has formed with a tech start-up that will see it target the wearable tech space and use fitness trackers to stay on customers’ radars between store visits; look into the multi-format store strategy that Nike’s local franchise partner, Retail Prodigy Group, is using to help elevate the iconic brand to a new level; and cover off Super Retail Group’s plans to grow its sports division into a billion dollar business this financial year. We also look at Berlei’s launch of its new line of sports bras in the lucrative US market via Macy’s and with a little help from tennis icon Serena Williams.
In our Opinion column this week we dig into the failings that have led to
Wesfarmers and Woolworths, Australia’s two largest retailers by sales revenue, reporting woeful results for FY16.
In From The Source this week, we catch up with Patrick Noone, managing director of Costco Australia. While he flies under the radar, by choice, Noone is certainly one of the more astute retailers in Australia and this interview offers some fascinating insights from the industry veteran.
And in News this week we find out from CEO, Thorsten Wichtendahl, why The Co-op has acquired the ailing Australian Geographic retail chain from Myer Family Investments.
You’ll find all of this, and much more, in Inside Retail Weekly Issue 2107.
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