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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
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
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

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