BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—Outdoor Industry Association has released the OIA VantagePoint June Monthly Trend Report, which reveals that compared to the general retail sector, outdoor product sales notched a smaller-than-anticipated 2.7 percent sales increase for the five-week fiscal month of June to $1.23 billion.
CHICAGO (BRAIN)—SRAM has paid off its private equity investor, a step the company previously said it would make before going public.
MELBOURNE, Australia (BRAIN)—Imports of children’s bikes continued to slump in Australia in April, dropping to 50,000 during the months of January to April compared with 80,000 for the same time period in 2010, according to statistics released by the nonprofit Bicycle Industries Australia.
MONTREAL (BRAIN)—Dorel Industries’ CEO Martin Schwartz spoke briefly to the company’s shareholders Thursday morning reiterating the success Dorel has seen in its bike division in recent months.
CLOPPENBURG, Germany (BRAIN)—Derby Cycle reported a revenue increase of 40 percent during the first half of its financial year doubled sales of electric bikes, according to a financial report released Monday by the German company.
MONTREAL (BRAIN)—Dorel Industries reported a 10 percent increase in its bicycle business for the first quarter of the year, driven by strong sales of Cannondale and GT in Europe and Australia, according to an earnings report released yesterday by the company.
MONTREAL (BRAIN)—Dorel Industries reported a 10 percent increase in its bicycle business for the first quarter of the year, driven by strong sales of Cannondale and GT in Europe and Australia, according to an earnings report released today by the company.
CHICAGO (BRAIN)—SRAM’s pending IPO could benefit from the current positive state of the capital markets, according to financial analysts.
Chicago, Ill (BRAIN)—SRAM International Corporation could raise up to $300 million in an initial public offering, according to a preliminary prospectus filed today with the Securities and Exchange.
MELBOURNE, Australia (BRAIN)—Australia import figures for the month of March show a continued slow trend in children’s bikes, while adult bikes remained steady, according to data released by the nonprofit Cycling Promotion Fund.
WATSONVILLE, CA (BRAIN)—Sales at Fox Racing Shox hit $42.9 million through March 2011, an increase of 31 percent over last year’s sales of $32.7 million, and exceeding the company’s expectations, according to Compass Diversified Holdings first quarter report.
VAN NUYS, CA (BRAIN)—A strong start to the bike season led Easton-Bell Sports to sales growth of 5 percent in the first quarter of the year.
By Matt Wiebe
SEATTLE, WA—Recreational Equipment Inc. reported a record year in 2010 with an all-time high operating income due in part to its growing bike business.
MILAN, Italy (BRAIN)—Sales of Oakley eyewear increased 11 percent in the first quarter of the year, helping drive parent company Luxottica to double digit growth in revenue and profitability.
HEERENVEEN, the Netherlands—Accell Group said in a shareholder meeting today that first quarter turnover has increased over last year.
HELSINKI, Finland (BRAIN)—Mavic’s sales grew 8 percent in the first quarter of the year according to earnings released early Thursday by parent company Amer Sports.
For the first three months of the year, revenue was 34.4 million euros compared with 29.3 million euros for the same time period in 2010.
TAIPEI, Taiwan (BRAIN)—First quarter earnings were a mixed bag for Taiwan’s top manufacturers, according to figures released on the Taiwan Stock Exchange.
OSAKA, Japan (BRAIN)—Shimano posted a 2.2 percent increase in sales in its bike division during the first quarter compared to the same period last year.
MELBOURNE, Australia (BRAIN)—Bicycle imports for the month of February fell in Australia, according to statistics released by the nonprofit Bicycle Industries Australia group.
WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN)—Imports of mountain bikes in January were 51 percent higher than last year, and road bike imports are up 66 percent, according to Department of Commerce reports. Overall suppliers brought in 980,352 bikes, or 37,760 more than a year ago.