January 2023 | welcoming an energetic crowd of retailers to the December 22 show
The December 2022 dates represented the INDX Sports & Leisure team's one year anniversary show, and welcoming an energetic crowd of buyers and retailers, it continues to lead the way as the industry's number one order-writing trade show.
Featuring over 90 brands, and including top names such as Brooks, Hoka, New Balance, Mizuno and Sacuony, alongside new and emerging brands, Alan Galloway, who heads up the Sports & Leisure division at AIS commented:
“It’s our job to remain on the pulse of developments in the industry on behalf of our Members and visiting retailers, and that includes the trend towards running and training gear. This is something we’ve responded to by welcoming our largest ever selection of brands to date to the exhibition.”
The December showcase also included innovative sports brands such as Pressio, McKeever Sport, PTP and Bahe Yoga, Torq, and Pulse Roll.
Leading the way in sustainable sportswear is Pressio, a sports brand with a mission to create high performance garments using sustainable technologies such as recycled yarns, non-dying and biodegradable materials.
Pressio’s 20 years of research has included working with some of the world's largest sports testing labs to provide advanced performance fabrics for a more sustainable and ethical approach to sportswear, making them a big hit at the show.
A large independent retailer, McKeever Sports specialises in GAA Gaelic football clothing, footwear, accessories and equipment. For nearly two decades it has seen the business grow into one of the UK and Ireland’s largest teamwear suppliers.
As well as stocking big brand names such as Adidas, Nike, Under Armour and Puma, McKeever has seen recent success with its own brand, launched in 2021 after moving most of the business online.
McKeever used the INDX Sports & Leisure show as a platform to launch its new white own brand of team sports kits, making teams kits more accessible for amateur clubs. Business owner, Padraic McKeever, said:
“The Sports & Leisure show is great. It’s the perfect place to network and make contacts, and to connect with what’s going on in our industry.”
Chairman & Athletic Director at PTP Fitness, George Gregan, attended the show to get behind the highly successful PTP brand. George is a rugby world cup champion and Australia’s most capped international. PTP chose INDX Sports & Leisure for the UK launch of the new 2023 Bahe collection.
Bahe offers a range of premium yoga and pilates gear and accessories to enable better practice and to create a community dedicated to movement, technique and mindfulness for improved physical and mental health.
Torq Fitness is a leader in performance and endurance sports coaching and supplements. Originally developing a range of performance nutrition products designed to support athletes, Torq’s philosophy is to use organic and ethically sourced ingredients. Torq makes energy drinks and bars, as well as products for hydration, recovery and immune support.
The December 2022 show was the first time that INDX Sports & Leisure had hosted a consultancy and nutrition brand that featured energy and food gels. The Torq stand with its free samples proved very popular with attendees.
Pulseroll, founded in 2016 by Paul McCabe, makes professional percussive massage therapy devices. Their range of products offers something for all, from sports enthusiasts to sporting legends like Anthony Joshua, who is a Pulseroll partner, investor and brand ambassador.
The Pulseroll stand at the show was a hit with attendees, offering product demonstrations. A firm talking point was Pusleroll’s new leg compression recovery trousers, which are designed for faster recovery after rigorous sports. Compressed air is used to massage legs, reviving muscles, reducing swelling and increasing wellbeing.
Show Information: Free admission, free onsite parking, complimentary refreshments
Wednesday 7 June 09:00 – 17:00
Thursday 8 June 09:00 – 16:00
INDX website: www.indxshows.co.uk
INDX Sports & Leisure visitor registration: www.indxshows.co.uk/indx-fashion/sport-leisure/registration
To make an exhibitor enquiry please email: Stephanie.Lee@aistores.co.uk
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