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FLOWER MOUND, Texas (BRAIN) — Longtime Texas retailer Chad Plumlee has opened his third store, called Giant Lakeside. The new location will serve the market around the Dallas-Fort Worth area, including the communities of Flower Mound, Grapevine, and Coppell.

Posted in Opinion/Analysis 10 hours 12 min ago
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The apparel department can be a profit center - it just needs the right mix of product, merchandising and placement to do its job.

Posted in Studies/Reports 17 hours 42 min ago
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BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — According to the Bicycle Product Suppliers Association June report, supplier shipments over the first six months of this year fell 6 percent to 1.2 million units from 1.3 million last year. Sales fell to $551.5 million from $581.3 million over the first half of 2015.

Posted in North America 1 day 22 min ago
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FORT COLLINS, Colo. (BRAIN) — Connex has reduced the U.S. wholesale and suggested retail prices of its chains by about 10 percent due to the continued weakness of the euro against the U.S. dollar, the company announced this weel. The company also announced a new minimum advertised price policy in the U.S.

Posted in North America 1 day 1 hour ago
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OLNEY, Ill. (BRAIN) — SKS USA will now act as the exclusive North American brand manager and distributor of SQlab saddles.

Posted in North America 1 day 1 hour ago
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Company doesn't mention cycling products in quarterly presentations.

SCHAFFHAUSEN, Switzerland (BRAIN) — Garmin stocks hit a 52-week high on Wednesday after earnings and revenue far exceeded analyst expectations for the first half. The company also raised its guidance for the second half.

Posted in North America 1 day 2 hours ago
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Company exceeds Wall Street expectations, points to improved sell-thru rates and continued marketshare dominance.

SAN MATEO, Calif. (BRAIN) — GoPro announced a second quarter sales decline of 47 percent this week, along with a loss of nearly $92 million, after reporting a profit last year in the same period.

Posted in International 1 day 2 hours ago
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HELSINKI (BRAIN) — Amer Sports' cycling segment grew 20 percent in the second quarter this year thanks to the addition of Enve sales, which joined Mavic in the segment.

Posted in International 1 day 23 hours ago
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The Suomy Gun Wind road helmet, in Lampre team colors.

SANTEE, Calif. (BRAIN) — Ciclista America, the U.S. distributor for Sidi shoes, is introducing the Italian bike helmet line, Suomy, to the U.S. market this fall.

Posted in North America 2 days 2 hours ago
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SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Following last year's "Breaking Away" reunion at the Interbike Awards Gala, this year's Interbike awards ceremony will include an appearance by at least four of the top-billed cast members of the 1985 cycling film "American Flyers."

Posted in International 2 days 2 hours ago
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EDEWECHT, Germany (BRAIN) — The German distributor Sport Import is investing in the two-year-old carbon wheel company Knight Composites, and will distribute the brand throughout continental Europe.

Posted in International 2 days 20 hours ago
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OSAKA, Japan (BRAIN) — Shimano saw a steep decline in sales and profits in its bike segment in the first half, pointing to bad weather, the Brexit vote, terrorist attacks in Europe, and high distributor bicycle inventory in North America as contributors.

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PORTLAND, Ore. (BRAIN) — BikeFlights.com is now selling its cardboard bike shipping box, which it first showed at last year's Interbike show.

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NameCurrentChange
Accell Group 23.24+0.237%
Amer Sports 13.79+0.00%
Dorel Industries 37.04+0.00%
Fox Factory 19.28+0.47%
Giant Manufacturing 215.00-1.15%
Ideal 12.40-0.40%
Merida Industries 147.50+1.72%
Shimano 151.39+0.00%
Sun Race 12.90+0.39%
Vista 50.04+0.14%
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