TEMPE, Ariz. (BRAIN) — Bill Smith doesn't see a distinction between the mass market and IBD channel. And he'd like to send some of his customers to bike shops.
TEMPE, Ariz. (BRAIN) — It was billed as the Best Ideas Contest. Five dealers offered attendees at the annual IBD Summit their best ideas to improve their operations and profitability. And the winner as selected by the audience in a secret ballot was . . .
TEMPE, Ariz. (BRAIN) — The National Bicycle Dealers Association is in the midst of a significant restructuring. The association’s board of directors has eliminated the vice president position held by Fred Clements and plans to set up a new office in the Boulder, Colorado, area.
TEMPE, Ariz. (BRAIN) — Howdy. How are ya? Wadayaknow?
Your store’s greeting — the words and the feeling behind the words — is a key factor in establishing and reinforcing your operation’s culture, a theme of this week’s sixth annual IBD Summit here.
TEMPE, Ariz. (BRAIN) — The trade show shuffle has left Interbike right where it started, for this year at least, in Las Vegas' Mandalay Convention Center in September. For 2018, the show is looking at results from a recent industry survey that found dealers favor Denver or Salt Lake City for the show.
SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Organizers of the IBD Summit have released the full agenda for its 2017 event, which will be held Jan. 17-19 in Tempe, Arizona.
The summit is presented by Interbike, PeopleForBikes, the NBDA, and the BPSA.
SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Calif. (BRAIN) — The IBD Summit, presented by Interbike, PeopleForBikes, the NBDA, and the BPSA, is now open for registration. Organizers also said the majority of the conference content has been confirmed.
TEMPE, Ariz. (BRAIN) — Motorcycle industry experts offered a glimpse of the challenges and opportunities in their market to a crowd of 250 bike industry members attending the IBD Summit this week in Tempe, Ariz.
SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Organizers of the IBD Summit announced that they’ve added another speaker to a panel at next week’s conference in Tempe, Arizona. Stuart MacLennan, managing director of Specialized USA, will join the panel discussion on omnichannel retail.
SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Organizers have fleshed out the full agenda for next year's IBD Summit, which will be held near Phoenix in January. The event's keynote speaker will be Sam Dantzler, a consultant to the motorcycle industry. Dantzler's presentation will be titled, "Discounts Suck.
LAS VEGAS (BRAIN) — The first annual Electric Bike Expo in January will kickstart the six-month tour, allowing consumers to demo power-assisted e-bikes on a test track. Tour organizer Extra Energy Services North America launched its new indoor test track at Interbike.
SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Registration is now open for the 2016 IBD Summit, to be held in Tempe, Ariz., Jan. 12-14.
SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Next year’s IBD Summit will return to the Marriott Tempe at The Buttes in Phoenix, January 12-14, organizers announced Thursday. The fifth annual event is presented by Interbike, PeopleForBikes, the NBDA, and the BPSA.
PHOENIX, Ariz. (BRAIN) — To speed the flow of real-time sales data among dealers and suppliers, SmartEtailing will launch what Mark Graff, SmartEtailing’s co-founder, calls Industry Data Exchange.
PHOENIX (BRAIN) — Steve Flagg got the audience’s attention at the IBD Summit Wednesday, pointing out the challenges that rampant discount pricing for parts and accessories from online vendors in the U.K. pose for distributors and dealers.
SAN FRANCISCO (BRAIN) — Rumbleship plans to introduce a new "technology-powered shopping experience" at the IBD Summit in Arizona next week. The company, which is a sponsor of the summit, said the new technology will allow brick-and-mortar retailers to push back against showrooming.
SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Calif. (BRAIN) — The IBD Summit is now filled to capacity and sponsorship opportunities are sold out as well, the event's organizers announced Wednesday.
SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Calif. (BRAIN) — IBD Summit pre-registration and retail attendance is up compared to the event’s three previous editions, according to conference organizer Interbike.
SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Interbike’s IBD Summit returns for its fourth edition in 2015 with a new Arizona locale, revamped agenda and a winter calendar date conceived to be more convenient for retailers than the event’s traditional April timing around “Monterey Week” and the Bicycle Leadership Conference and Sea Otter Classic in Northern California.
MARINA, Calif. (BRAIN) — Monterey Week — the Bicycle Leadership Conference, Interbike IBD Summit and Sea Otter — afforded us opportunity to drop in on Light & Motion in the company’s new, expanded location in Marina, Calif., north of its former home on Monterey’s historic Cannery Row.