OSAKA, Japan (BRAIN) — Shimano pocketed an extra $518.7 million last year as sales hit $2.8 billion (333.168 billion yen), with most of the increase coming from the company's cycling division.
SAN FRANCISCO (BRAIN) — If it seems as if the West Coast freight situation could not get any worse, Pacific Maritime Association announced that it was shutting down ports Thursday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday, days when the PMA would have to pay holiday or weekend wages.
SEATTLE (BRAIN) — Seattle will be the host venue of the Youth Bike Summit, a three-day conference geared toward youth, bikes, education, advocacy and leadership coming up Feb. 13-15.
MANNING, S.C. (BRAIN) — Bikes rolling out of Bicycle Corporation of America's South Carolina factory are available to purchase in-store at various Wal-Mart locations nationwide, as well as on Wal-Mart's website.
SANTA FE, N.M. (BRAIN) — Bicycle Technologies International is now shipping its 2015 parts and accessories catalog. This year's catalog is 1,344 pages long and includes more than 300 brands. The distributor has added more than 30 new brands for 2015.
BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) – The PeopleForBikes Coalition and several industry executives flew to Washington D.C. last week to meet with members of Congress to discuss the economic benefits of cycling. The visit marked the fifth executive fly-in since the program was launched.
LAS VEGAS (BRAIN) — French suspension brand BOS has opened its first international office, in Las Vegas. It will serve as a sales office and service center for the North American market.
COON VALLEY, Wis. (BRAIN) — Borah Teamwear has hired Tad Hylkema as customer experience manager. Hylkema will lead a team of customer service representatives and focus on refining Borah's custom experience.
HAYWARD, Calif. (BRAIN) — Panaracer's new minimum advertised price and online sales policy goes into effect Monday.
CARLSTADT, N.J. (BRAIN) — Thanks to wintry weather in the North East, Action Bicycle has added an extra week to its annual Winter Sales Event, which will now run Feb. 20.
SIMI VALLEY, Calif. — The e-bike committee of the Bicycle Product Suppliers Association is hosting a summit on Feb. 26 to discuss its national legislative initiative. Currie Technologies will host the meeting at its Simi Valley, Calif., headquarters.
WILTON, Ct. (BRAIN) — Dorel's GURU bike fit division has announced the launch of the GURU Academy Advisory, a global collective of industry-leading bike fitters and retail experts that will collaborate with GURU team to continually enhance its training curriculum.
HEERENVEEN, the Netherlands (BRAIN) – Accell Group N.V., parent of SBS, Raleigh, Diamondback, Currie and Redline in the U.S. and a slew of European brands, will appoint Jeroen Both to its board of directors as chief supply chain officer. He will be responsible for purchasing, planning and logistics.
RAPID CITY, S.D. (BRAIN) — Strider Sports International has announced a new pricing policy effective March 15. All Strider bikes, parts and accessories need to comply with MAP.
The company said it will not allow discounts to the MAP price for online sellers.
ORANGE, Calif. (BRAIN) – Triathlon Business International has finalized plans with TEAMChallenge GmbH to host the second Global Triathlon Business Conference July 9-11 in Roth, Germany, in conjunction with DATEV Challenge Roth.
CHICAGO (BRAIN) — Falling snow and uncertain travel conditions didn't keep Midwestern dealers from supporting the Chicago Area Bicycle Dealers Association winter show. The two-day expo at the DuPage Expo Center in St. Charles, Ill., closed Thursday.
SAN FRANCISCO (BRAIN) — If parts inventory at your favorite distributors seems a little spotty, it is more than likely due to the freight slowdown at West Coast ports. Container ships are backed up waiting to unload, and suppliers say freight is running four to six weeks behind schedule.
PETALUMA, Calif. (BRAIN) —Yuba Bicycles has hired Thomas Kern as its contract director of sales, promoted Steve Bode to promotion and outreach manager and brought aboard a new rep for Florida as it looks to ramp up sales of its cargo bikes and e-bikes.