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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
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

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