MARINA DEL REY, Calif. (BRAIN) -- The challenge of casting a wider net to continue to grow the sport of triathlon emerged as a key theme at Triathlon Business International's third annual North American Annual Conference held in Los Angeles this week.
BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — With the number of MAP policies from industry suppliers rising steadily, SmartEtailing is creating a way for retailers to keep track of the various policies and pricing changes online.
SAN DIEGO (BRAIN) — BST Nano Carbon, which acquired Ellsworth Handcrafted Bicycles in September, has hired industry veteran Tony Karklins as general manager of the BST Bikes division, which houses both Ellsworth and the new Synergy Nano component brand.
OLNEY, Ill. (BRAIN) — Former pro racer Shaun Palmer, who signed a deal with Intense last summer to represent the brand and help manage its junior developmental race team, is signing up more sponsors.
SALT LAKE CITY (BRAIN) — The National Interscholastic Cycling Association received an Outdoor Inspiration Awards in the nonprofit category at last week's Outdoor Retailer Winter Market here.
CHILLIWACK, British Columbia (BRAIN) — Pinkbike will collaborate with the Enduro World Series on video production for all eight of this season's races. The website is promising a new style of coverage with an expanded video crew at each event, as well as extra content that will be released throughout the year.
BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (BRAIN) — Louis Garneau is expanding its relationship with Quality Bicycle Products. QBP will now carry a broad assortment of Garneau cyclewear and an expanded selection of other Garneau products.
FRYEBURG, Maine (BRAIN) — Hans Johnsen Company and Downeast Bicycle are now acting as a rep group for Yuba Bikes in the United States.
SAN FRANCISCO (BRAIN) — Rumbleship plans to introduce a new "technology-powered shopping experience" at the IBD Summit in Arizona next week. The company, which is a sponsor of the summit, said the new technology will allow brick-and-mortar retailers to push back against showrooming.
SALT LAKE CITY (BRAIN) — Boulder, Colo.-based Product Architects Inc., the parent company of Polar Bottle, was honored the is week at the Outdoor Retailer show for its commitment to U.S. manufacturing.
FORT COLLINS, Colo. (BRAIN) — Selle San Marco North America has retained ORIS Intel to track Internet violators of its minimum advertised price policy.
Selle San Marco's 2015 saddles are sold exclusively by authorized dealers who must follow its MAP.
SAN DIEGO, Calif. (BRAIN) — U.S.-made leather saddle brand Selle Anatomica is now distributing to U.S. dealers via QBP; the company is also continuing dealer direct sales. Selle Anatomica also has updated its minimum advertised price policy and its online sales policy.