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2019

1721 Distributors celebrates its 1st year
Footgear becomes major industry player
Expedition North: new outdoor chain to focus on brands
Iron River expands Pure Fishing brands to Middle East
Anniversary of bus trip that launched Mr Tekkie
Industry sales a bit better than in 2017
Rapala VMC SA changes name
Brands end relationships with independents
Responses from adidas and Nike SA
Innovation makes the difference
How W.E.T. Sports got it right for 35 years

2018

Black Friday: damned if you do, damned if you don’t
Brian Kerby leaves ASICS SA in a good place
Falke founders love SA
Falke SA breaks all the moulds
Why Hi-Tec SA and Duca grew 35%
Kevin Hodgson resigns from Holdsport
Kloppers Sport growing in tough times
SAs best retail customer service

2017

A new career for Frank van Wezel at 75
New look for Brand ID
Brand stores in top 250
Dukes owner explains cricket balls
Dunlop sport sold to Japanese tyre manufacturer
Edcon back on track?
Galliennes' to run Karakal worldwide
Happy Holidays? Let’s hold thumbs!
How the industry experienced holiday trading
Kloppers still rewriting the retail books
Mother's Day: A chance to reach the women's market
New Balance brand of the year award
PUMA on Faster growth path
Some positive responses to Q1 challenges
Stuttafords: suppliers are not smiling
Tekkie Town becomes corporate
Trappers over 40 years
New import valuations of licensed goods
Should brands open stores? Should retailers import brands?

2016

2016 ISPO award innovation
Brooks = running
CEO tells why Holdpsort holds its own
Exciting times for adidas SA
Karrimor running and outdoor in SA
Lean manufacturing improve poductivity
Lacklustre sales staff cost South African retailers dearly
New Balance ready to run in 2016
New home for Reebok in SA
Retail icons join forces
SA's Rassie now MD of TK global
SA retailers score low on renewable energy
Shop talk: Safari Outdoor
Skechers changes local distributor after two decades
Skins predicts FIFA changes
Unique sourcing from Skechers
Skechers changes local distributor after two decades
The Lite Optec Group is growing from strength to strength
The yoyo rand caused uncertain holiday trading
Who's who in Mall of Africa

2015

A new home for Columbia
Brand ID brands partner with the best
Brand ID: Offering a holistic brand solution
Brands play hard at the IRB World Cup
A new home for Columbia
Go walking, invites Hi-Tec
How smartphones and apps change the industry
Impahla clothing: you have to learn to walk before you can run
Industry rallies to support Masi
It was indeed a merry Xmas!
Major new SA footwear company gets the go ahead
New Balance on a high
No more Gold at First Ascent
Local shoe manufacturing on the road to recovery
Reasons for the De Wets' success
Resurgence in local clothing manufacturing
O'Brien bids industry farewell
Can Skins help change FIFA?
Sport stars share their product knowledge
Stock up for Xmas and the holiday rush
Tekkie Town finds a suitor
Under Armour to take SA retail by storm
K-Way and Impahla Clothing: Yes we can! and they did
Sport stars share their product knowledge

2014

Fresh ideas from adidas brand director
A century of Wilson excellence
A major new distributorship formed
Shop talk: how Action Sports grew over 25 years
ASICS SA now a full sports brand
Brand ID buys Super-Brands
Brian Pollock looks back on 45 years in the industry
Brooks to revolutionise running
Manufacturing: Can SA meet international needs?
Competition Commission takes a close look at the outdoor industry
Corruption around the World Cup
Footwear Trading's recipe for success
Growing outdoor sales in tough times
Cape Union Mart: How a mom & pop store became a major chain
How Africa can Supply the US
Holiday sales better than expected
How smartphones and apps change the industry
It’s all new for New Balance
Jordan shoes to become part of major SA footwear company
Shop talk: new era for landmark store Jackson Sports
Meet Skins the naughty schoolboy
New era for ASICS SA
Puma’s new MD upbeat for 2014
Responsible sponsorship
The China Syndrome
Vibram lawsuit stimulates debate
Why SAFTAD stood the test of time
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