News: Retail

Xponential’s CycleBar brand arrives in Australia with plans for 45 studios

Undeterred by the impact of Coronavirus on the fitness industry, US-based franchise business Xponential Fitness has announced a master franchise agreement for its indoor cycling brand…

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Jul 29, 2020 Fitness / Retail /


Dubai’s Global Village to run for 25 weeks from October

The organisers of Dubai’s annual global village attraction have revealed that its 25th season with run for 25 weeks from October with additional various health and safety measures for…

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Jul 27, 2020 Attractions / Entertainment / Retail /


Technogym’s Nerio Alessandri says ‘gyms are safe’

Globally renowned wellness champion Nerio Alessandri has outlined his predictions of a boom in business for fitness clubs around the world in the aftermath of the Coronavirus crisis.…

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Jul 21, 2020 Fitness / Retail / Wellness /


9Round looks for franchise expansion in Indonesia and Vietnam

Already operating in 20 countries, 9Round Franchising, LLC has confirmed plans for continued growth across Asia with the recent completion of new master franchise agreements in Indonesia…

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Jul 9, 2020 ByNigel Benton Fitness / Retail /


Dubai Government allows recreation facilities and spa centres to reopen

The Government of Dubai has advised that the latest easing of its Coronavirus restrictions will see recreation facilities, spas and theme parks able to reopen although they will not be…

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Jul 4, 2020 Attractions / Entertainment / Retail / Safety / Wellness /


F45 reveals plans for listing on US NASDAQ exchange

Australian-founded high-intensity interval training (HIIT) franchise F45 Training is set to list on the NASDAQ exchange in the USA after striking a deal to merge with Crescent…

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Jun 26, 2020 Finance / Fitness / Retail /


GymNation founder says Dubai needs more affordable gym pricing

Gyms in Dubai are 'overcharging' customers with an 'outdated' pricing model that makes it difficult to stay fit, according to Loren Holland, founder and Chief Executive of…

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Jun 25, 2020 Billing / Fitness / Retail /


Coronavirus sees more people running

Research from global sports brand ASICS suggests that with fitness and sports facilities closed during the Coronavirus pandemic "the world has fallen in love with running". The…

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Jun 22, 2020 Fitness / Retail / Sport /



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