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February 11, 2016

BOSTON (BRAIN) — Vittoria Industries North America is now the exclusive U.S. and Canadian distributor of Selle Italia products. The company, the North American division of the Vittoria tire brand, had previously been the exclusive U.S. distributor of Selle Italia and shared Canadian distribution with OGC.

Posted in North America
February 11, 2016

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) —  ShowersPass has added SmartEtailing's Buy Local Now service to its website. The brand said the program supports dealers by providing an option for consumers to locally buy through their website, with the end goal of increasing traffic in brick-and-mortar locations.

Posted in North America
February 10, 2016

SAN RAFAEL, Calif. (BRAIN) — Dispatch Communications has added Doug Barnett to its Southern California-based team.

Barnett joins the agency as an account executive for Dispatch's bicycle industry clients including Bell Helmets, Dainese, Giant Bicycles, Liv, Michelin and Shimano.

Posted in North America
February 10, 2016

DURANGO, Colo. (BRAIN) — Tailwind Nutrition has added two new caffeinated flavors to its Endurance Fuel line of products.

The two new flavors, Green Tea Buzz and Tropical Buzz, each contain 35mg of caffeine per 100 calories, just like Tailwind's Caffeinated Raspberry Buzz.

Posted in New Products
February 10, 2016

COSTA MESA, Calif. (BRAIN) — The National Bicycle Dealers Association is proposing that dealers, distributors and manufacturers get together to form a "Twenty Group" — a group that meets regularly to share information and best practices with the goal of improving each member's business and raise the bar for the enti

Posted in Retail News
February 10, 2016

OSAKA, Japan (BRAIN) — Shimano's net sales were up nearly 14 percent in 2015, to 378 billion yen ($3.3 billion). Operating income also increased, by nearly 30 percent, to 85.1 billion yen.

Posted in International
But the company is forecasting a decline for 2016.
February 10, 2016

MENDHAM, N.J. (BRAIN) — Van Dessel Cycles has announced the hiring of Robert Vander Veur as its vice president of sales and development. He joined the company Feb. 8.

Posted in North America
February 9, 2016

MORGAN HILL, Calif. (BRAIN) — Specialized announced that it has made substantial organizational changes as it tightens up its structure to better serve riders and retailers.

Posted in North America
Company says it's focusing on innovation, marketing and supply chain as it reduces its global workforce by 3 percent.
February 9, 2016

NEWBURY PARK, Calif. (BRAIN) — Giant Bicycle USA has hired Sean Burkey as its new account executive for Ohio and northern Kentucky. Burkey moves to Giant after several years as a Raleigh sales representative.

Posted in North America
February 9, 2016

DERBY, Vt. (BRAIN) — Louis Garneau says it can turn around custom kit orders in four weeks this spring. The company said the 4-week turnaround applies to all orders placed in the U.S.

Posted in North America

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