TAIPEI, Taiwan (BRAIN) — The World Federation of the Sporting Goods Industry will hold a public meeting at the Taipei Cycle Show next month, in addition to several industry-only meetings.
YARMOUTH, Maine (BRAIN) — Garmin Ltd. has agreed to buy DeLorme, a privately-held, Maine-based company that designs and markets consumer GPS tracking devices with two-way communication and navigational capabilities.
BRUSSELS (BRAIN) — The 2018 Velo-City international advocacy summit will be held in Rio de Janeiro, the European Cyclists' Federation, the event's organizer, announced Monday.
STOCKHOLM (BRAIN) — Thule Group notched a 5.1 percent sales increase in 2015 in currency-neutral figures. The Stockholm-based company recorded sales of 5.3 million Swedish Kronas ($623 million) for the year, capped by a 3 percent sales increase in the final quarter.
IRVINE, Calif. (BRAIN) — When Andy Lightle's wife asked him what he wanted for his birthday eight years ago, he couldn't think of anything he really needed.
AIGLE, Switzerland (BRAIN) — The Union Cycliste Internationale said it conducted an unannounced check for bike motos at the La Méditerranéenne stage race on Friday.
SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Interbike will work with the North Carolina Cyclo-Cross organization to produce a 'cross race at this October's Fall CycloFest in Charlotte, North Carolina.
NEWBURY PARK, Calif. (BRAIN) — Giant USA’s general manager John Thompson told Giant dealers Thursday that it will sell bicycles directly to consumers who will collect their purchases at a Giant store.
BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — The International Mountain Bicycling Association is developing a mobile app for its volunteers and volunteer coordinators, working with unself, a company that develops similar apps for a variety of community organizations.
BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — ShowersPass has added SmartEtailing's Buy Local Now service to its website. The brand said the program supports dealers by providing an option for consumers to locally buy through their website, with the end goal of increasing traffic in brick-and-mortar locations.
IRVINE, Calif. (BRAIN) — Shimano American has slashed wholesale and retail pricing across its range of higher-end components and groups, from SLX all the way up to Di2 both road and mountain. The changes are component-specific and vary depending on the part.
SAN RAFAEL, Calif. (BRAIN) — Dispatch Communications has added Doug Barnett to its Southern California-based team.
Barnett joins the agency as an account executive for Dispatch's bicycle industry clients including Bell Helmets, Dainese, Giant Bicycles, Liv, Michelin and Shimano.
OSAKA, Japan (BRAIN) — Shimano's net sales were up nearly 14 percent in 2015, to 378 billion yen ($3.3 billion). Operating income also increased, by nearly 30 percent, to 85.1 billion yen.
MENDHAM, N.J. (BRAIN) — Van Dessel Cycles has announced the hiring of Robert Vander Veur as its vice president of sales and development. He joined the company Feb. 8.
MORGAN HILL, Calif. (BRAIN) — Specialized announced that it has made substantial organizational changes as it tightens up its structure to better serve riders and retailers.
NEWBURY PARK, Calif. (BRAIN) — Giant Bicycle USA has hired Sean Burkey as its new account executive for Ohio and northern Kentucky. Burkey moves to Giant after several years as a Raleigh sales representative.
DERBY, Vt. (BRAIN) — Louis Garneau says it can turn around custom kit orders in four weeks this spring. The company said the 4-week turnaround applies to all orders placed in the U.S.
SANTA FE, N.M. (BRAIN) — Santa Fe-based distributor BTI is rolling out faster delivery incentives to dealers in most U.S. states.
SANDY, Utah (BRAIN) — Reynolds Cycling has updated its Ride to Decide wheel demo ride program for 2016. Consumers will now be eligible for a $100 rebate and a free year of Reynolds' Assurance Program coverage if they buy a set of wheels after a demo.