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Fred Clements

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October 28, 2013

Many believe that buying from local independent businesses is a good thing, but is there credible research to back that up?

Posted in Opinion/Analysis
A blog by NBDA executive director Fred Clements
October 18, 2013

A British market study shows that retail staff members are the key to making customers feel comfortable while shopping, and also cause them to buy and spend more.

Posted in Opinion/Analysis
A blog by NBDA executive director Fred Clements
October 7, 2013

Sometimes the Internet seems like a vast global Complaint Department and bike shops receive plenty of bashing for real or perceived failings.

Posted in Opinion/Analysis
A blog by NBDA executive director Fred Clements
October 7, 2013

Sometimes the Internet seems like a vast global Complaint Department and bike shops receive plenty of bashing for real or perceived failings.

Posted in Retail News
A blog by NBDA executive director Fred Clements
October 7, 2013

Sometimes the Internet seems like a vast global Complaint Department and bike shops receive plenty of bashing for real or perceived failings.

Posted in Retail News
A blog by NBDA executive director Fred Clements
September 27, 2013

I needed help and the solution was one I regularly apply to cycling: when in doubt, buy a new piece of equipment. In this case, a fountain pen.

Posted in Opinion/Analysis
A blog by NBDA executive director Fred Clements
September 13, 2013

Discount internet retailing is a big challenge for brick-and-mortar retailers and the brands they carry.

Posted in Opinion/Analysis
September 5, 2013

New research from Nielsen Corp. shows that half of consumers are now willing to spend more on products and services from companies that give back to society.

Posted in Opinion/Analysis
A blog by NBDA executive director Fred Clements
August 26, 2013

Aside from “I’ll know it when I see it,” is there a way to fairly judge a store’s performance?

Posted in Opinion/Analysis
A blog by NBDA executive director Fred Clements
August 13, 2013

What if it’s more than the weather? What if the very nature of the bike shop customer is changing?

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

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