Associated Independent Stores (AIS), one of the largest non-food buying groups in the UK, is delighted to announce the launch of its new Sports & Leisure product category. Supporting the independent sector for over 45 years, AIS has over 300 Members, encompassing department stores, category specialists and garden centres.
With existing product categories in Furniture, Fashion, Toys and Home; Sports & Leisure completes the line-up to offer a broad, contemporary offering to retailers, enabling them to provide a compelling and versatile product offering to their customers.
The new Sports & Leisure department will give members access to innovative performance and lifestyle footwear, apparel and accessories, across a wide range of sporting and leisure activities including running, training, yoga, tennis, cricket, rugby and football, amongst many others.
Over 40 established independent sport retailers across UK and Ireland such as Jarrolds, Simply Sports, John Moore Sports and Sports Merchandising Ireland along with 35 key suppliers, including global brands such as Under Armour, New Balance, Puma and ON having already signed up to the group.