BRAIN Staff

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July 29, 2016

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 Opinion/Analysis
July 28, 2016

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 Studies/Reports
July 28, 2016

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
July 28, 2016

PORTLAND, Ore. (BRAIN) — BikeFlights.com is now selling its cardboard bike shipping box, which it first showed at last year's Interbike show. The box was desiogned to make it easier to ship bikes with wider tires and longer suspension travel.

Posted in New Products
July 28, 2016

OLNEY, Ill. (BRAIN) — SKS USA will now act as the exclusive North American brand manager and distributor of SQlab saddles.

Posted in North America
July 28, 2016

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
Company doesn't mention cycling products in quarterly presentations.
July 28, 2016

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 North America
Company exceeds Wall Street expectations, points to improved sell-thru rates and continued marketshare dominance.
July 28, 2016

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
July 27, 2016
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 International
July 27, 2016

OLNEY, Ill. (BRAIN) —  The new Magura Boltron suspension fork was developed for e-MTBs. The fork was developed with WP Performance Systems, an Austria-based motocross suspension company. 

Posted in New Products

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