Our History

Established in 1956, ARL is a co-operative buying group that was founded to provide a range of services and benefits to independent retailers.  It provides members the opportunity to trade under our iconic trademarks, leveraging the consumer awareness of popular brands; such as Toyworld and SportsPower with the added benefit of our buying power stemming from our relationships with major international and marketing leading suppliers; such as LEGO, Nike, adidas, Hasbro and Asics.

The principal activities of ARL include the licensing of the ARL owned brands; Camping World, Compleat Angler, Mensland, Shoex, SportsPower and Toyworld and providing members with retail and marketing services.  These services include access to team rates from selected third party services, campaign marketing, promotions, brand support and a centralised accounting system.

ARL operates as a low cost co-operative and being a member of ARL means being a part of a group of likeminded retailers, backed by a National Support Office with the experience and knowledge to help you grow your business.