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May 2, 2014

Entitlement can be a disastrous thing for retailers facing increasing competition and struggling to compete.

Posted in Opinion/Analysis
A blog by NBDA executive director Fred Clements.
April 21, 2014

Women sometimes say they are not comfortable in bike shops, but Bridget Brennan thinks this can change.

Posted in Opinion/Analysis
A blog by NBDA executive director Fred Clements.
March 31, 2014

Dealer reaction was swift to Giant's announcement last week of a new program to lower retail prices on 30 bike models starting March 31.

Posted in Opinion/Analysis
A blog by NBDA executive director Fred Clements
March 3, 2014

It’s hard to recruit the talented people you need to offer great customer service when offering relatively low wages.

Posted in Opinion/Analysis
A blog by NBDA executive director Fred Clements
February 17, 2014

Webrooming is when a customer starts their shopping on-line to gather information, but uses that information to visit a local brick-and-mortar store to buy.

Posted in Opinion/Analysis
A blog by NBDA executive director Fred Clements.
February 3, 2014

There is some apparent movement on the problem of brick-and-mortar businesses being required to collect sales tax while internet retailers often do not.

Posted in Opinion/Analysis
A blog by NBDA executive director Fred Clements.
January 24, 2014

Are casual bike consumers being frightened away from bike shops because of sticker shock?

Posted in Opinion/Analysis
A blog by NBDA executive director Fred Clements.
January 14, 2014

Weather will continue to play an important role in the U.S. bicycle business in 2014, but other issues are driving a continuing soft market, according to a new analysis from the Gluskin Townley Group.

Posted in Opinion/Analysis
A blog by NBDA executive director Fred Clements.
January 3, 2014

Bicycles are emerging as a new target for conservatives in the ongoing "culture wars" in America.

Posted in Opinion/Analysis
A blog by NBDA executive director Fred Clements.
December 20, 2013

A defensive response is not going to win us any battles.

Posted in Opinion/Analysis
A blog by NBDA executive director Fred Clements

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