• Greenpeace to continue push towards toxic-free future

    By SGB sports on 01/09/2011
    Environmental campaign organisation to maintain pressure despite commitment from Nike, Puma and now Adidas Greenpeace has said it will continue to put pressure on clothing manufacturers and sports brands to cut all hazardous chemical discharges from their supply chains, despite having received commitments from Nike, Adidas and Puma. Greenpeace UK campaigner Tamara Stark said: “Now the market leaders have blazed […]
  • Adidas to cut chemicals

    By SGB sports on 01/09/2011
    International brand joins Nike and Puma in agreeing to cut discharge of hazardous chemicals; calls for uniformed approach from industry Adidas has agreed to cut the discharge of hazardous chemicals from its supply chain, following in the footsteps of Nike and Puma in responding to a challenge laid down by environmental campaign organisation Greenpeace. Through its Detox campaign, Greenpeace is […]
  • STAG – September 2011

    By SGB sports on 01/09/2011
     Independents are sticking by tried-and-tested brands, so says STAG’s Ricky Chandler. As if retailers did not have enough to contend with these days, many were up through the night recently protecting their properties from mindless looters when riots spread across many of our large cities. The reasons behind this, causes and the solutions have all been debated long and hard, […]
  • SMS payment service launched

    By SGB sports on 31/08/2011
    ‘PayPal of mobile’ system to “revolutionise” sports retail A new mobile purchasing (m-commerce) service has launched that allows consumers to buy products via text message, speeding up transaction times and targeting impulse buying behaviour. The txt2buy service allows retailers to place a call to action in their offline advertising that gives consumers the option to buy products instantaneously. Retailers add a […]
  • Indies need to carry out business audit

    By SGB sports on 23/08/2011
    Riots show need for independent retailers to examine all processes in order to improve security Independent retailers need to examine their entire operation as part of their response to security concerns raised by the riots earlier this month, according to security systems supplier ADT. Peter Stanton, ADT product marketing manager, said independent retailers should take the time to assess all aspects […]
  • Greenpeace lays down gauntlet to Adidas

    By SGB sports on 22/08/2011
    Environmental campaign organisation says other manufacturers must follow Nike and Puma’s lead Greenpeace has issued a call to action to Adidas after both Nike and Puma committed to the removal of hazardous chemicals from their supply chains. Through its Detox campaign, Greenpeace is calling for clothing manufacturers to commit to a toxic-free future working with their suppliers to remove toxic chemicals […]
  • Activinstinct relocates to service growth

    By SGB sports on 17/08/2011
    New offices for online retailer four times larger; growth driven by push into Europe and partnership ventures Activinstinct has moved from its location in Colindale to a new office and warehousing facility further north in the capital in Borehamwood. The Borehamwood premises are four times larger and are said to be a key part of its growth strategy that has […]
  • Match Stars to launch with accessories

    By SGB sports on 10/08/2011
    Accessories pack to grow appeal of football action figures Pattni Imaginations, the toy manufacturer behind the soon-to-launch Match Stars range of football action figures, is to launch an accessories pack alongside the toys to grow the appeal of the series. The accessories pack includes a goal, cones, balls, whistle, target practice piece and set of yellow and red cards. It […]
  • Police advice to businesses on rioting

    By SGB sports on 09/08/2011
    Met Police issues guidance to retailers impacted by riots and looting across UK The Metropolitan Police has issued advice for businesses affected by days of riots across the UK, which started in London on Saturday evening. The advice includes information on how police resources are being deployed, the types of business targeted, how businesses can assist with investigations into crimes and […]
  • ABI issues business insurance advice

    By SGB sports on 09/08/2011
    Commercial insurance should cover effects of London riots; businesses affected urged to contact their insurer as soon as possible The Association of British Insurers (ABI) has moved to reassure those businesses affected by the riots in London and other parts of the UK that commercial insurance policies should cover losses resulting from the recent riots seen in London and other […]