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Fred Clements

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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
December 6, 2013

If we agree with Amazon's Jeff Bezos that complaining is not a strategy, what are some strategies that will lead to success for bike shops with physical locations?

Posted in Opinion/Analysis
A blog by NBDA executive director Fred Clements
November 22, 2013

A small but resolute group of bicycle industry leaders stormed Capitol Hill Wednesday to make the case for the bicycle business as a creator of jobs and commerce that benefits the U.S. economy.

Posted in Opinion/Analysis
A blog by NBDA executive director Fred Clements
November 8, 2013

It is outrageous that the federal government continues to give the middle finger to brick-and-mortar businesses across the country by failing to fix a broken sales tax system.

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

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